Every writer faces writer’s block at some point. So, here are some ways to fight that feeling when the words just aren’t flowing into your keyboard.
Get up from your desk
Sometimes sitting still for hours on end can contribute to feeling stuck – and maybe that’s because you feel glued to your desk. Stretch your legs in your office or go for a short walk outside if it’s nice. I guarantee when you sit back down, it will make a big difference.
Ok, this can be really hard when you have a lot on your to-do list. However, sometimes just clearing away papers and tidying up your desk can help you feel refreshed and ready to write.
Write early on in your day
Don’t save whatever you need to write until the late afternoon. Sometimes it’s best, if you can, to get your thoughts down on paper when you’re feeling fresh in the earlier part of the day.
Drink coffee or tea while you write
I don’t know why, but I find having a nice cup of tea (or coffee if you’re a coffee lover) is really helpful. It’s so soothing and relaxing, and you can take a few seconds to pause, sip your tea, and get back to writing.
Don’t worry about being perfect
Above all else, I find that the more you write (let’s say, every day), the easier it comes to you. Sometimes, writers put a lot of pressure on themselves to get it “right” the first time. Your first draft doesn’t need to be perfect, and this can help ease that pressure. Revisions are so helpful and don’t be afraid to ask a colleague for their thoughts on your first draft.