Writer’s block is something that will affect all writers at some point or another (professional or otherwise). It has plagued the world’s greatest wordsmiths from Shakespeare to Dickens, and it still causes issues for writers all across the globe today.
Luckily over the years, writers have developed a few techniques that can help banish the block and allow you to get back on with the job of creating captivating content.
The next time you find yourself lost for words – try these simple tricks.
Get Your Heart Rate Up
An instant trick you can use to get the creative juices flowing is to get your blood pumping. Go for a quick 5-minute jog or do some yoga poses and then come back to your writing. It’s amazing how well a little exercise can clear the mind (and banish writer’s block).
Destroy Your Distractions
We live in a world that is full of distractions everywhere we go. From emails to phone calls to social network notifications – something is seemingly always trying to get our attention. If you don’t need to be online for your writing, turn off the Wi-Fi, turn off your phone, and get into a Zen-like state of pure focus.
Grab A Cup Of Coffee
In the office here at The Content Panel, the smell of freshly brewed coffee is never far away. Grabbing a quick caffeine boost can kick-start your creative juices and help you get the things you want to say down on paper.
Limit Your Perfectionism
Sometimes you think you’re just not going to be able to do a good enough job right now. It’s not uncommon to think you need more time to develop your idea before you start writing. Try and think about the first draft as a rough set of notes and just focus on getting something written. The chances are it will be much better than you imagine and you’ll be able to use it as a proper working draft instead of just ideas.
When All Else Fails: Try Again Later
Honestly, when all else fails there’s not much else you can do except try again later. If you’ve got a load on your mind or other things that are demanding your attention – it’s hard to get the creative juices flowing.
Action some other tasks, and come back to your content creation later.