Writer’s block. Such a tricky beast to tame.
No one is invincible to this phenomenon, not even the greatest writers in history. Even when you’ve tried to get yourself in the mood, itjust doesn’t happen.
Your mind is like soup. So more than just trying to get in the mood, let’s look at how you can clear your mind to promote creativity.
Unplug and unwind.
Take a bubble bath
A bubble bath is a perfect atmosphere to help me clear your thoughts.
It’s a place to relax, focus and center yourself. You’ll find yourself aligning narrative thoughts with ease.
Go on then, add some candles and some light essential oils scent. Creating the perfect environment to rejuvenate and lighten your mood will reignite your creativity to the max.
You’ll feel refreshed both in body and mind. And you’ll smell damn good too!
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Watch a movie
One of the easier ways to relax after a long and tiring day. Just lying there, on the couch watching movies or Netflix.
Watching a movie also gives you ideas and perspectives you might not have thought of. The dialogue between actors might inspire you with that one scene you were stuck on.Watching a movie also gives you ideas and perspectives you might not have thought of. Click To Tweet
Movie watching is a very visual relaxation. You’d be surprised at how active it actually makes your brain. You’ll process so much information while you watch, it has to come out somehow. Channel that towards your writing.
And if you get fired up to write, (you should have a notebook beside you), press pause and write away.
Tune into a reality TV show
The conflict, the drama, the unadulterated scenes. It’s the rawness of reality TV shows that gets me hooked.
There’s nothing like a good episode of Love and Hip-Hop or Power to give me some ideas to write a juicy scene. (Did you see what I did there!)
Conflict makes things interesting and is necessary for the outlay of a story.
Go Old School
Overall, remember that writer’s block is temporary. It won’t last forever and the sooner that you do something about it, the sooner those writing muscles will get back in action.
Writer's block is temporary. It won't last forever and the sooner that you do something about it, the sooner those writing muscles will get back in action. Click To Tweet
Lastly, don’t be too hard on yourself. Learn to let go and relax! Would love to know how you get over writer’s block. Please share in the comments below.