Who has had writer’s block? I know I have. That’s seriously the worst thing that can happen to a blogger. Sometimes this happens because you’re burnt out. Most of the time the reason why you’re burnt out is that you’re tired, stressed, bored and possibly suffering from anxiety/depression. When you feel that way, it’s hard to get your creative juices flowing. I have found ways to avoid having writer’s block and I am here to share with you great ideas on how you can avoid writer’s block.
9 Ways to Avoid Writer’s Block
Now keep in mind that these are just ideas and it may help you get creative again. This is what works for me.
I love just jotting down on a notebook (or even on your notes in your phone) of what things I think I can write about. Then I like to break them down by categories and figure out catching titles to create.
This is where it comes helpful when you’re suffering from anxiety and/or depression. I have anxiety and I do take antidepressants. One great thing I like to do is just meditate even if it’s for 5 minutes. It definitely helps to let go of whatever is bugging you and get motivated again.
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Take a Break
Nothing wrong with taking a break. Being a blogger is a lot of work and it’s okay to take a step back and just focus on whatever else you need to focus on. I’ve taken breaks just so that I can avoid burning myself out.
Find Something Fun To Do
Get outside or find something to do that’s going to bring you joy. Go see a movie, hang out with friends, go on a walk, something to get you outside of your home. A breath of fresh air helps.
My FAVORITE thing to do. I love just going on Bloglovin’ or even on Twitter by looking up hashtags so I can find things to write about. It’s a great way to get inspired. Just be sure that you don’t COPY what they’re writing because that’s just wrong and illegal.
Talk to Your Blog Friends
I love having my girls because they inspire me and motivate me. Having that community helps so much. You’re able to vent, talk and then brainstorm ideas for each other.
One of my newest favorite thing to do. Find a “category” you’re interested in and listen to it. For me, I love anything gossip, crime and influencers. A few of my favorites are:
Goal Digger – Jenna Kutcher
Pursuit of Purpose – Melyssa Griffin
The Influencers Podcast – Julie Solomon
Style Your Mind – Cara Alwill
Change Your Work Environment
I love working from home but sometimes it can get boring. Thankfully we just redid our apartment balcony and we are able to actually sit outside. We got a cute bistro set so no excuse to not enjoy my coffee and work outside. For me, working outside can be hard because of my anxiety. So going to a coffee shop is a bit difficult unless I am going with someone.
Ask Your Readers/Followers
Pretty simple to do. Ask them what they want to see on your blog and I can guarantee they’re going to help you with writing ideas. You’d be surprised by how many different ideas you’re going to get.
What are some ways you like to get reinspired when you’re having writer’s block?