I’m working on the results and discussion sections of my dissertation, ugh…school! But I have hit major writers block on the other 5 articles I’m working on. That got me thinking about cures for writters block-I mean I can’t be the only one…
Calm: One creativity killer is anxiety. When you start thinking that you’ll never write anything good enough, what will your editor think? or will my readers even like this…STOP! No I mean it, literally picture a large stop sign in your mind reading STOP. Take a step away, almost watch yourself work, figure out why you’re even writing in the first place.
Distract: Take some time to get away from the writers block frustration. Make a tasty meal or go on a quick jog…anything that will help put your mind in another place. Showers and pedicures often work for me oh and of course writing this post.
Kindness: Be nice to yourself. There is never any reason to berate yourself. I tell people to talk to themselves like they would a small child. You wouldn’t tell a child “you’re so stupid,” “you can’t write at all,” “You’ll never fisish this.”
Inspiration: Find something that inspires you, a location, a person, a color, or a song. Just allow it to take you over completely.
I hope this was helpful back to my writing UGH!!!