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How to Overcome Writer’s Block

How to Overcome Writer’s Block is a question many people ask. There’s nothing worse than the feeling of writer’s block. As we sit staring at a blank page or screen, feeling uninspired, lost or unmotivated.  So what can we do to get our creativity and productivity flowing again?

The solution depending on what’s causing this. At the root of this problem there’s usually something deeper. This could be the stress of a big deadline, the emptiness of depression or the fear of failure caused by low-self-esteem.

Alternatively, writer’s block caused by an inability to focus and create. Moreover lacking motivation, concentration issues or feeling out of control. All these factors contributing.

 Simple ways to re-spark your creativity.

Switching it up – Sometimes the mind needs a little kick start to begin thinking differently. Try using a different writing tool – switching from your PC, to a laptop or to paper. Or changing your office or desk space around. Moving to another room or go write in a café. Sometimes a new perspective often helps.

Skipping to the middle – Starting is often the most difficult part. We can have so much to say we don’t know where to begin. Another way is beginning where the ideas take you – you can always go back later.

Using exercises or prompts – There’s lots of writing exercises online or fun ways for stimulating ideas or getting prompts. These are good ways for giving you a new starting point or angle on the topic.

Reading – If you really can’t write anything don’t give up. Instead finding inspiring by going back over some of your best work. In this way reminding yourself what works and rebuilding your confidence.

Getting out – Exercise and fresh air helps by clearing the mind and refreshing us. As well as going for a run or walking. In this way stepping back. Calm down and de-stress. Yoga or meditation may also help. Clear the mind and when you feel ready return to the task feeling refreshed.

Mind-maps – If you don’t feel ready to try complete sentences try visual exercises or mind maps. Just get some ideas down – however disjointed they may feel – and see where they take you,

Just start writing – The pressure of getting everything exactly right first time can get you down. Writing is a process and it has to start somewhere. Just write – even if you think you can’t, even if the words don’t flow at first. Just put something down and see where it goes.

Further Help

What’s causing your writer’s block can be many and complex. Whilst the techniques above may provide a short term solution, hypnotherapy is  effective at unblocking creativity and increasing productivity.

Together we can uncover any unhelpful beliefs. The sessions can uncover the causes of the writer’s block, clearing the mind. As well as stimulating new ideas. My treatments are quick and effective whilst being a freeing and enjoyable experience.

Alix Needham

My techniques guarantee that you remain in control at every session. These techniques, developed over 25 years, are so effective that many issues can be addressed in as little as three sessions and my location in the very heart of London means you can book sessions to work around work.

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