I have been on a very long hiatus from writing. This hiatus was not planned. I was blocked. Not with a literal block button, but writer’s block. And let me tell you, it’s very real. For the majority of the summer I was in an inspiration-less zone due to an extremely hectic schedule, and not giving myself enough time for me. In all of that, I came up with a short list of things to help get through writer’s block, and why writer’s block may not be so bad after all.
- Enjoy the world around you! Sometimes inspiration comes from the most random places. Not only do I get inspiration from my personal experiences but also when I’m out and about. Regular daily events and occurences can spark an idea for writing material. I can be driving in the car and BAM! I notice something that gives me an idea. Keep your eyes and ears open at all times! You never know what could give you your next big masterpiece. Also keep a journal or post-its handy to jot down ideas.
- Let it be. Writer’s block can be a good thing. It can be a time to recharge, revamp, and reimagine. It may be uncomfortable and hard to accept that your flow is off, but don’t stress over it. Once you get so set into a routine, sometimes you lose the fun! Use writer’s block to reimagine personal goals and goals for your writing. Shake things up!
- Use the time you are in writer’s block to practice self-care. Relax! Don’t get so worked up because you are thrown off of your schedule, or you are behind in posts. But appreciate the time to refocus on yourself! Unless you are on a deadline for work or school, you can afford the break. It will be OK!
Remember, writer’s block is not a bad thing at all. The content that comes after is usually even better than the content before. While it may seem like the worst feeling in the world, remember… quality over quantity! What are some things you do to help yourself out of writer’s block? Let me know in the comments!