Tip Tuesday #17: Getting Over Writer’s Block

6 practical strategies to get over writer’s block

Hello and welcome ❤️ Today I’m tackling the topic that probably every writer/blogger is familiar with – writer’s block. These aren’t hypothetical and theoretical suggestions – these are tried and true strategies that helped me many times, so let’s start!

1.Catch inspiration while you can. Inspiration and creativity are volatile – there’s no guarantee when and why and where you get it. To make the best of it, I always write down ideas when I get them (I have a simple notepad app on my phone). Writing down ideas will help you when you want to write, but don’t have the inspiration to do it.

2.Don’t pressure yourself too hard. Sometimes our creativity needs a break, too. If you’re used to writing consistently and the writer’s block is frustrating for you, pressuring yourself is the best way of turning a beloved activity of writing into a boring routine. Take a break when you feel like you need it – you’ll return to writing with a whole lot of new energy afterwards.

3.Clean/rearrange the place where you write. Creativity means making something new out of whatever you’ve got. If inspiration doesn’t come from inside, make it come from the outside. Get a new plant or nice stationery, make more room on the desk, put a cute coaster for your coffee/tea cup – anything will do. Making the place where you write more interesting and pleasant to be in is sometimes the key to getting creative juices flowing.

4.Change location/time where/when you write. Switching things up a little is one of the best strategies. If you usually write at home, try going to the library or a café. If you usually write in the evening, try to write early in the morning. I’ve tried both and the results were always amazing – this is how I’ve discovered I actually write better when it’s noisy rather than when it’s quiet.

5.Get inspiration from art. Art is imagination and creativity itself and takes so many forms that you certainly have a favorite one. To get over writer’s block, step out of your comfort zone a little and try something new. For instance, I love cinema and especially old Hollywood movies. To step out of my comfort zone, I might watch something like Hannah and Her Sisters from 1986 by Woody Allen (great movie, btw). Experiencing something new (even slightly new) exposes us to new ideas, motivates to look at something from new perspectives, driving creativity.

6.Try creating something new. Be it a new cookie recipe or arranging a flower bouquet – anything will do. Experimenting and creating something is a great creativity boost in and of itself. It also serves the purpose of changing your focus to something different, therefore letting you recoup your creative energy.

You might also like: White chocolate cookie recipe – ready in 30min!

Have you ever experienced writer’s block? If so, do you have any strategies of getting over it or do you prefer to wait for the inspiration and creativity to return naturally? I’d love to know and look forward to your comments 💕

I hope you enjoyed this week’s #TipTuesday!

See you in my next post,

Alex

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Author: Alexandra @YouAndMeAndCupOfCoffee.com

Passionate researcher and writer. Coffee maniac. Pilates enthusiast. Makeup and skincare junkie. Occasionally - movie and book reviewer. Come join me on my quest!

2 thoughts on “Tip Tuesday #17: Getting Over Writer’s Block”

  1. Love these tips and they’re going to come in very handy! ✨ I often fall into ruts even when I have posts ready as I’m not always at the point where I want to share them and I wish to create something different before the time comes to offload the stuff I treasure if that makes sense? 😂 I used to get inspiration from art so really should get back into doing that. Often I’ll distance myself from my blogging journal when I’ve lost inspiration and it’ll come to me when I’m far away from it wishing I’d just brought it with me, is truly like the ideas like to torment me 😂 Anyway, brilliant post! ✨💕

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    1. I know exactly what you mean! I currently have around 18-20 drafts, almost all of them 80-100% ready, but each of them is waiting for its perfect time when I get good ideas on how to finish them. So meanwhile I work on something else ☺
      Thank you so much for reading and commenting ♥ I’m so glad you enjoyed this post!

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