If you're passionate about writing, it can be extremely fulfilling. However, when you're struck with writers block, it can lead to incredible frustration. Here I share my top 5 ways for solving writers block.
1. Take a step back.
Take some time to regroup and refocus. Think about what you want to achieve with your writing - what kind of content do you aspire to write. If you need a break take one, its ok to take some time out.
2. Keep writing.
A contradiction from the above but writing away from your regular platform can help to keep consistency. Try writing in a notebook or journal - write anything that comes into your head, whether its thoughts, feelings or even just describing what you can see around you. Once you start doing this, you should find it easier to pick where you left off. Writing can help your ideas and content to start flowing again.
3. Look for inspiration.
Sometimes inspiration wont just land on your lap - you need to actively go out and look for it. Try reading, looking at photographs, listening to music and talking to family and friends. Jot down some ideas from your inspiration on a notepad and see where it takes you.
4. Think outside the box.
Try new things as you never know where it might lead. One of my favourite quotes (and I have no idea where this came from) is 'look at what others are doing and do the opposite'. What can you do differently? Can you bring something new to the table? Where do your strengths lie? Explore new areas and see what works best for you.
5. Think positive.
Its amazing how the mind can work. Chances are, if you're thinking negatively then it will reflect on your content. Your not going to write content you believe in, if you're not feeling positive about your blog or your writing. Writers block usually doesn't last long - stay positive. Perhaps there are things you can do to keep your blog/website fresh - maybe change up your blog design, re-organise your desk or purchase a new notebook.
Getting writers block is natural, don't put pressure on yourself to keep writing content for your platform if the ideas and words aren't flowing. Sometimes having the chance to reformulate can encourage better content in the long run.
Do you have any tips for dealing with writers block?