How To Overcome Writers Block?

Reading is a therapy- at least for me. Primarily because it lets me see people, be to places, and deal with endless scenarios. Relatable tales, fictional paradises, rush of adrenalin - I had everything that I could ask for. Secondarily, reading lets me write better, probably by keeping my brain active. To traverse the realm of thoughts we need a warm and fast brain, don't we?

Me and my writer's block:


So, I have been going through terrible writer's block, despite reading back to back books. It was frustrating because words stuck in my brain, screaming to pop out of the containment. Looking back at my articles and posts, I cringed. What have I become? 
I realized it was time to put my foot forward and reconnect with the 'Me' I was in love with. Because self-love is not possible without the one factor that you love yourself the most about - Passion

Writer's block


Overcoming writer's block:

To overcome writer's block is easier said than done. The virtual world is stuffed with ideas to overcome it. Are they practical and effective? Well, it is relative to the person and circumstances. Some ideas might work for you and some for me. 
Today let me share how I overcame writer's block.  

1. Take a break

Howsoever you like being in the universe of words, the array of thoughts would deviate from the path when you have a writer's block. Result? Unable to write, dissatisfied with your work and related stress. In such situations, I take a break from writing and reading. Try to find your passion that is submerged and unreaped. For me, it was cooking. Till I ventured into trying new recipes, I didn't know that I had it in me. Now, if not for reading I have my cooking spree for the rescue and in refreshing myself.

2. Exercise/ Yoga

Yoga is a healer for every misery of mine. It relieves me of any stress that makes me think that the glass is half full. If not yoga, a couple of strengthening exercises, dance, Zumba, or any exercise for that matter. Make it a custom to exercise for 5 minutes per day. Result? You will be rejuvenated intellectually and physically. My mind became relaxed once exercise became a part of my life. 

3. Write a journal

Writing journal need not be mere daily snippets. You can write anything that comes to your mind. Looking back it might seem like trash but writing a journal is a warm-up for your mind and relaxing to your intellect.

4. Resume with word limit

Once you try to get back to your reading and writing routine, don't go all the way with large passages. Keep a word limit and don't more than the fixed number of words per day. Slowly increase the number of words. Slowly you can see how you are naturally falling into the groove.

5. Meditate

The prime point to keep in your mind while you meditate is that you should not do it for a particular purpose. While meditating, your mind should be calm. The hullabaloo of thoughts makes  this exercise a waste of time. Hence meditate with a free mind.

6. Take part in challenges

There a lot of reading and writing challenges in social media. Take part in those challenges. You might not be able to perform the best of you but it could be the nudge you always wanted. I'm participating in the #TBRChallenge by Blogchatter'.
This helps you crush your TBR, read more, talk about those books more and share the love of reading with a large group of like-minded people who are as passionate about books as you are! 

Now, I am in the resuming stage. As you can see, I am not writing great but I know that I am slowly getting back on track. Meet you all with a refreshed and revamped mind with more reviews and engaging posts.

Comments


  1. I will come to your home one day. Having such a lovely space at home how can you have writer's block? Am I welcome to your paradise? :)

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  2. Writer's block is very common these days. I here this from even famous authors. And I should mention that you have a beautiful home. I agree with all ur points🤞

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  3. I do diary entries instead of journaling. And also I go for a walk daily. Sometimes I write short reviews too. Agree with you.

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  4. Wow, that is all planned out. The next time I am not able to write anything, I would sure try these out.

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  5. Oh, I have been experiencing a bit of writer's block lately too. Thank you for this very helpful and practical post to overcome it! I will definitely try these things out and see how it goes! I'm working on a few new stories and am stuck at the ending... It's so frustrating!

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  6. This is very helpful. Writer's block is something that people of late discuss a lot about it especially the one who is into writing. And since I write this gonna be super useful for me. tysm for sharing this with us ❤️❤️

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  7. This is very helpful. Writer's block is something that people of late discuss a lot about it especially the one who is into writing. And since I write this gonna be super useful for me. tysm for sharing this with us ❤️❤️

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  8. I had a writer's account.. I know how terrible writer's block is. I started reviewing for that reason. A wonderful article.

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  9. That was a nice informative post... yes yoga and meditation definitely helps to over come a writer's block. Thank you for these wonderful tips.

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  10. That was a nice informative post... yes yoga and meditation definitely helps to over come a writer's block. Thank you for these wonderful tips.

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  11. Reader and writer block is very common. Excercise and meditation always helps. Having a beautiful home, I'm sure helps you stay calm.

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  12. Your all tips going to help all readers and writers💯 Without full of attention writing and reading is not possible for anyone. Inner peace ✌️ is needed in every work.

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  13. Your all tips going to help all readers and writers💯 Without full of attention writing and reading is not possible for anyone. Inner peace ✌️ is needed in every work.

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  14. Your all tips going to help all readers and writers💯 Without full of attention writing and reading is not possible for anyone. Inner peace ✌️ is needed in every work.

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  15. I totally agree with you! Inner peace is really important. Very factual and interesting post,Meditation is my favorite in this list, what's yours?

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  16. These tips are really useful for the writers like us, I will try them for sure. It is really important to be at peace while writing and also while doing other activities, otherwise productivity will suffer.

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  17. This is a very helpful and informative post. Not only for writers or authors, it'll be helpful for reviewers also.

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  18. I was going through the reading and writing block and these tips help in that too, especially the mediation one, thanks for sharing :)

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  19. Well this is so relatable thing. I will take break for few days and then resume to work.

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  20. I'm sorry I didn't know about writing block but I read this article to understand. We can apply this to our other work too. Keep writing dear ❤️

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  21. Very Helpful for me...I come across this situation many times. I take a gap and leave that writing for few days...I am happy to see other points...all are very effective

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  22. These are such good tips to get over a writer's block. It is such a good blog!

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  23. I am always in writer's block that's why my writing has got less day by day but hope this gets over soon. Thank you so much for such great tips to get over it Rakhi. Great post🤗🤗💖.

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  24. yes writer's block is common thing and we all suffer from this time time. personally I feel, it is very important to take break in between to avoid it. and yes, learning new things and mediation also help up tp great extent.

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  25. I do encounter creative blockages .. for me break works wherein two to three days I dont touch the same thing .. also meditation is a bliss as u mentioned

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  26. It is reverse in my case. I usually have too many things I want to write about but don't get the time 😧

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  27. Oh yes I've gone through this. My fingers itch to write but I'm not sure where to start, when to start or how to start. Pandemic was good for me. Got me to sit and make time and think.

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  28. What an apt post for me especially as right now I am going through writing block probably because too many things happening at personal front but I am sure your tips will help me come out of it.

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  29. Writing is something I love but these days I don't get much time to do so even at lockdown couldn't make it.

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  30. I too have participated in causeachatter challenge by Blogchatter just to get rid of my writer's block. Other too are good tips u have mentioned.

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  31. Oh, this writer's block is so real that it takes a hell lot of effort to overcome and especially when procrastination monster takes over. I am saving this and going to refer to these tips next time I hit another block :)

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  32. In my journey of 7 years as a blogger, I've faced writer's block multiple times and what has worked is taking small break and re-working on my goals and what I need to share with my community.

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  33. Your points are really good . specially writing journal , doing yoga /exercise is my fav.

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  34. These are excellent tips. Reading also helps restart the creative juices, as it reignites the joy of words :)

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  35. I really loved the way you have taken over this, writing from last 7 years I also make sure to take a small break and then write!!

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  36. Writer's block hits me too and the tips you mentioned here have helped me over time. Taking breaks is a good way to revive the writing passion.

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  37. I prefer reading and listening to music. It surely helps me to overcome my writer or creative block. Also writing affirmations help a lot too

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  38. From big authors to naive writer... writers block is experienced by all. Being a blogger I sometimes face it too. But my mind is always looking for ideas on what to write. I just look at things around me and what's happening and what can I pick from that and write.

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