In our last post on overcoming writer’s block, we explored a few ideas such as sitting in a busy cafe and listening to snippets of conversations, or people watching, to get new ideas on content to write about. In this part (part 2) of the series, we will be exploring ways of de-stressing, to overcome it all.
Here’s the thing, in order to take a step back from it all, and de-stress, you need an outlet. So what outlet is better than going to the gym for a 45-60 minute workout session during which you give it your all? How about trying something new (maybe all it takes is a new exercise class) to get out of your head? Have you ever tried any of this?
Find a type of exercise you love
I like going to the gym and getting a cardio session or some circuits in, but I understand its not something for everyone. I recommend trying different things, including team sports, and picking the one that is most fun for you. Some people like to meet new people and work out with a group, whilst other people prefer to go it alone. Find what works best for you and more importantly, find out what you enjoy and will be more likely to stick to.
Do something you would not usually do
So I’m not necessarily talking skydiving here (although don’t hesitate to do so if you would like to). Visiting a new area in your city, or booking a day/weekend trip to a city you’ve not spent a lot of time in (or been to at all) could be a great way of giving you new material to write about.
Got an exercise class at the gym that you have wanted to try for ages? Seen a new vintage shop in the city you’ve wanted to pay a visit to? All of these activities provide a great source of writing material, and should be explored!
I myself have just booked a few new exercise classes to try out at the gym throughout the next week, and I’m super excited to get going with them all! Not only is it great for stress relief, but I also get to work on my body, so it’s a win-win all around!
When you have done all of the above, as well as the tips provided in Part 1 of this series, list out your ideas and begin to plan your next piece of writing. You will start to realise that the ideas are flowing, and that you can finally put pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard), and just get writing.
Do you have any ideas on overcoming writer’s block or are you suffering from it? Use the comment section to tell me about your experience of it all!
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