Photo: Erika Airchinsky
Writing block is a b***h. It happens to the very best of us, even if you are not a writer it happens that some day everything just seems so uninspiring, meh is your go to word and all you want to do is go back to sleep and eat chocolate. I am guilty of all the above and when the block hit last week it was hard. The first thing I do when that happens is getting angry at myself, which admittedly is not a good thing to do, then I get really obsessive which is even worse. However there are some things I found very helpful to get the juices flowing again.
Get Out – going out for a quick walk or get a coffee really helps me getting out of that obsessive vicious circle.
Music – when I was working in the office and couldn’t go out for some reason or another listening to music was always very helpful. I like to listen to Elio e Le Storie Tese cause they’re just too funny and never fail to put a smile on my face, but whatever floats your boat.
Change of Scenery – working from home can get too ‘me, myself and I’, go to some coffee shop you wanted to visit or a friend’s house you’ll see the creative juices will start to flow again.
Cook or Workout – cooking is a great way to distract yourself, I find baking especially relaxing. If you are not one for cooking then you might want to try a cardio session to sweat out the negativity.
Friends – if all fails a good Friends marathon is a good thing to do too, of course if you feel like having some RL friends over that works too.
What do you do when you feel upset?