You’re lazy and we hate you. No, we’re joking, but writer’s block can suck – especially when you’ve promised your followers a new article or you’re trying to get ahead on your next essay. Luckily for you, we’ve put together some top tips to boost your motivation and get you back in the writing game. Read on, my friend…
1. Don’t write
If you’re not in the mood for writing, don’t force it. Go outside, see your friends, spend time with family or stalk your ex on Instagram. We’ve all done it. Taking time out is a great way to motivate yourself – and give you some writing inspiration, too!
2. Eliminate distractions
If you really want to get ahead in your writing, install a program like Ommwriter to take out all of the distractions. OmmWriter is your own private writing room where you can close the door behind you to focus on your writing in peace, so says the website.
Freewriting is the art of setting a clock and writing about virtually anything that comes into your head. Sounds silly? This exercise can help gather your thoughts and ideas before you begin a new project, and it’s known to work!
4. Read a book
What better way to give you motivation for your writing than to read? Take time out of your schedule to flick through an autobiography or one of your favourite novels, and you’ll soon find that reading will motivate your writing.
5. Move your body
Dancing, walking, running, popping to the gym or even practising yoga are all great ways of getting your body moving. When your body flows, so does your mind. This song will help…
6. Write in the morning
The first few hours of your day are usually the most productive if you’re well rested. Set an alarm and get up early to fit in your new writing project… you’ll soon have words flowing off of the page before the sun rises!
How do you stay motivated when you need to write? Let us know on @Fuzzable and we’ll share some of our favourites in our next post.