It’s been two weeks since I began posting 4 times a week (Monday-Thursday at 7pm) on EKD and I just knew writer’s block would strike sooner or later. So instead of driving myself crazy trying to create content that I don’t love, I thought I’d share my tips for when you’re creatively stifled.
Stop right now, thank you very much
If you’re struggling with what to write, be it a blog post or essay – walk away. I find taking a few hours off is the best way to refresh your creative juice. I also try to keep my mind busy, which may include binge watching Pretty Little Liars – Hey, whatever works for you.
Check yourself before you wreck yourself
When I can’t find the words or the creative to begin a blog post, I read my own blog. Going back through old posts really helps me to get back into my groove and usually inspires something new. This way, I am reminded of my writing style, which stops me from pushing out content that doesn’t suit my vibe.
I’m sooo Cosmopolitan
Sometimes I whip out my favourite magazines and read them cover to cover, starting with the Editors Letter. This is my go-to inspiration because they always leave me feeling motivated and inspired. And let’s be honest, the beauty and fashion editors are the ones that truly know #ChicVibesOnly!
I’m going to take the rest of the evening off, read the new issue of Cosmo and hope that tomorrow, writer’s block doesn’t kill my vibe… What do you do when writer’s block strikes ? I’d love to know!