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.[bctt tweet=”9 Ideas to getting reinspired when you’re having writer’s block. #blogging #bloggingtips” username=”thejasminemaria”]
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.
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Read Other Blogs
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.
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Listen to Podcasts
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.