Today I wanted to explore a different way to work through writer’s block. Because it’s not all about the literal writing. Sometimes it is just your headspace that is blocked. I’ve tried a few different things when in this situation and I want to share with you how it went.
First, we have meditation. When I was younger, I did it once in awhile. It seemed to help with my stress. But back then, I didn’t have an issue without my creativity running out. Back then it was more to deal with being angry or overwhelmed with school stuff. But when I was older, I learned you can do more focused meditation. There are several apps and YouTube videos that can help you try out meditation. There is guided videos, or just mindfulness videos. I have found that if I’m having a bad ‘brain day’ I can usually find my way through it by meditating.
Second, and similarly, there’s journaling. Sometimes you have too many thoughts running around in your head and can’t focus on your book or story. And I have found that doing a little prewriting journaling session really gets me in the zone. I have journaled about life in general, if that was what was bothering me. Or I’ve journaled about the author business side of things when I feel like there’s too much going on and I don’t know where to start. Either way, it works to get your focus in check.
If you try either of these methods, I’d love to hear how it worked for you.