How to Overcome Writer’s Block & Write More Blog Posts
July 3, 2019
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Have you ever felt like no matter how badly you wanted to write, you could not get the words to flow together? It’s like some wall has been built inside your head that is not allowing the creative energy to flow through you.
You try every trick in the book to overcome writer’s block, but nothing can get your creativity flowing that doesn’t feel absolutely forced.
I understand this feeling. This is something that I have been struggling with for quite some time. And by that, I mean YEARS.
Recently I became extremely fed up with this so called “writers block” that I have been experiencing. I have a blog to run, I have dreams to live, I have no time to allow whatever negative thought patterns I have developed surrounding writing to get in my way.
So, I turned to my coach for help.
Overcoming Writers Block
After talking this out for a while, I came to the realization that the only thing blocking me from my creativity was myself.
You see, I was focusing so hard on what I thought I should write. What will people like to read? What is popular? What do readers want to see?
Despite what others may tell you, this is a poor way to go about writing.
I can look back on things I wrote in the past, and I can tell which pieces were inspired writing, and which were written by force – because I thought that’s what I should be writing.
When I write from a place of alignment, creativity flows consistently.
When I’m writing for anyone other than myself, it feels unnatural and weak.
If you are struggling with getting your blog posts published, or writing your book, or whatever your creative outlet may be, stop and think for a minute about where you are looking for your creativity.
Are you looking around you, or inside of you?
How to Allow Your Creativity to Flow
I’m aware that there are trends, algorithms, and SEO in the blogging world. I am not saying you should completely ignore all of that and write about what your cat did this morning.
I suppose if you are extremely passionate about cats and have a cat blog this may be a great post for you. But for most of us, this would leave our readers thinking “What the hell?”
What I’m saying to you is you need to write from a place of alignment and inspiration. Let your creativity come to you and flow. Stop trying to find it in other places.
Now, you are probably asking “How do you do that?”
When I am feeling uninspired, I start off with meditation. This is an excellent way to clear the noise inside your head and center yourself. This is such an important step, so don’t skip it. If you aren’t familiar with meditation or have a hard time with it, I suggest using a guided meditation video on Youtube.
These videos are extremely useful for anyone who struggles with relaxing and getting into that quiet space.
Once you are feeling relaxed, get out a notebook or journal and begin writing down your thoughts, feelings, goals, and passions. This step really helps me get inspired and find new ideas for writing.
Focus on the things that you love and feel passionate about. What are you good at? What do you know a lot about? What do you wish you could tell others? Find these things that light you up, and write about them.
Are You Afraid?
If after this step, you still don’t feel any inspiration or creativity, you need to ask yourself if there is any reason why you may be preventing yourself from allowing your creativity to flow. Do you fear success? Maybe you feel failure? Are you worried about what others may think?
Sometimes there are deeply rooted fears that won’t allow us to do the things that we are most passionate about. If you can overcome whatever fear is holding you back, you can overcome writer’s block.
For me, I was scared to write because I was afraid if I failed, then I would have nothing left. If my biggest lifelong dream totally tanked, what in the world would I do with my life?
The thing though, is there is only failure when you don’t try. If things don’t work out the way you planned, or you find that you aren’t as good at it as you thought you were, you learn from your mistakes. You improve your skills, and you change the way you do things. You repeat this process over and over until you succeed.
Don’t stay stuck where you are at forever because you are afraid you won’t be who you want to be. At least if you try you have a chance. If you do nothing, you stay where you are.
Do you struggle with getting into the creative mood? Let me know your thoughts and how you overcome writer’s block!