How to Relieve Writer’s Block

Elizabeth Reyn
How to Relieve Writer's Block

Writer’s block can be a nasty thing when it comes to deadlines. Whether you are a creative writer, a content writer, or you’re just trying to make a grocery list, but can’t remember the items you want to buy, it’s a frustrating feeling when the right words just won’t come out.

Sitting at the desk with your hands over the keyboard feels like a time waster. Attempting to flush your mind for words could eventually lead to a headache. So there you are just worrying and pacing, trying to figure out the next step.

Step Away From the Computer

It seems like it should be a last resort option, but actually taking your mind off the work could help you clear your head and allow you the energy to generate new thoughts.

This isn’t to say that you should abandon your work for the rest of your day. There’s a difference between writer’s block and procrastination. Go take a short walk, eat some lunch, meditate, do whatever it takes to give your mind a fresh perspective so you can write more comfortably.

Write a Rough Draft

Much of the time, the words are hanging in your head, but you can’t think of an eloquent way of putting them down on paper. Much of the time it helps to write down everything you’re thinking no matter how it might sound. This way, you can unscramble the words that are stuck in your head.

Plan Ahead

In order to avoid the stress that can come with crunch time, plan the topic you want to write about ahead of time. Having a topic ready is half the battle. If you know you have a deadline coming up and you have a topic ready, don’t waste your time not writing something. Instead, prioritize your time to write and make sure to leave room for editing.