When it is your job to be creative, you can be sure that you will encounter writer’s block now and then. No one is creative all of the time. If you are going to make your writing career into a successful business, then you will have to write even when it isn’t easy. Here are some excellent tips for those times when inspiration does not come easily.
1 ) Find an environment where you can write
Your office may not be the most inspiring place to write a great blog post or a fantastic article. I recommend finding a quiet place outdoors whenever you are in need of a fresh dose of inspiration. Turn off your phone and anything else that takes your focus away from your writing.
2 ) Set your goals at a reasonable level for your state of mind
If you are feeling motivated and empowered, you will be able to accomplish even more than you set out to do. However, there will be days in which you will not feel like doing anything. You may be setting your goal for those days too high. It is better to do one task than nothing at all. If you know that you have only one task on your list, you may be able to relax enough to overcome writer’s block.
3 ) Get your brain moving by getting your body moving
Writers tend to spend a lot of time sitting and writing, that is a given. The trouble can start when we sit too much and our brain refuses to work. In order to get the blood flowing to your brain, you need to get up and move around. A daily routine would be ideal; even a fifteen minute walk at lunch will help. An hour at the gym would be even better.
4 ) Take control of negative thoughts
We all have times when we feel like nothing will ever go our way. When you allow your thoughts to dwell on those feelings of failure, you will begin to go down the road to failure. The good news is that you are in control of your thoughts. Train your mind to focus on all things positive. You can read success stories from ordinary people like yourself or you can look back at your own personal successes. Staying positive will go a long way towards breaking through writer’s block.
5 ) Start with your most difficult challenge
When you are having trouble with writer’s block, the solution does not involve warming up with answering emails. You will lose time and mental energy if you spend time on smaller tasks. It is better to start with the tough stuff while you are fresh and work on the easier stuff later.
It is important that you do not let the way you feel take control of your writing. When you are not at your best, you still must push through the mental block and write. If you can practice this kind of self discipline, you will be able to make your creativity profitable.
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