It may sound very “absurd” to a few but the last couple of months have been really tough for me. Somehow, I haven’t been able to write the way I hope for or thought I would write. Something somewhere is not right and I do not know what exactly is causing this hindrance. Thus, today, since I can’t write something substantial once again, I am going to share ways that may help a few of you in a similar situation and combat the “writer’s block”
Indulge in some physical activity
You can go for a walk, dance, go to the gym or do yoga. Basically, any activity that boosts blood flow; renews your energy and makes you feel fit & fresh. This will help you to think, maybe get the brightest idea till date! So if you have been putting it off for a while, go wear your pair of running shoes and let your body feel the change it needs.
Talk to a friend or a loved one
I got the idea of writing about my writer’s block from my friend while I was talking to him today. So I am sure this method works.
The more you will think about not being able to think what you can write about, that is going to make you crazier and more stressed. Stress is never a friend. Thus, if your brain has decided to shut shop for a while, let it rest. Wait. Stop trying to over-work it.
Listen to some music or watch a movie
Your mind needs to calm down and relax. So just sit down and listen to your favorite music or watch a movie of your favorite actor. It will take one word, one sentence or maybe one stanza to help you to write.
Go through your notes or diaries
If you are like me I am sure you will have a lot of diaries filled with thoughts, lines, stories or just new words that you heard somewhere or from someone. So if you can’t think of anything, go through it all. You never know what catches your attention and brings you back to your “author” self.
Change things around you or the environment you are writing in
If you always write while sitting in a café or a library or a particular corner of your house, trying changing the place you sit in. Try sitting in a corner with a new/beautiful/different view. Try to sit in a calm & silent place. Whatever works for you in the best manner & yields results for you.
Stop the excessive use of gadgets
Our brains are so poorly wired now because of our constant dependence on gadgets. Anything we do not know or are keen to know about, we immediately “google” it. We are hooked to social media platforms and TV series or Netflix which in turn affects our thinking abilities to quite an extent because our brain already has excess information and eyes are strained due to our gadget screens.
Say good-bye for a while to your gadgets.
So, friends, I hope I have helped some of you with few easy ways to eliminate the writer’s block.
As for me, I am going to go and try to use my dad’s writing table because you never know; maybe my study table is in a wrong direction as per Vaastu. (LOL, I am kidding about Vaastu, but certainly changing tables!!!)