How To Deal With Mental Block

Mental Block

We are sure that as bloggers and writers you have experienced mental block or writer’s block at some point in your lives. Guess what? We did too! So, what do you do to fight mental block? We share our thoughts with you on this blog to hopefully help tear down that block that is hindering your mind from pouring those creative literary juices into writing.

Andi says: Pause.

When I experience mental block, I stop for a while and do something else to relax my mind. I believe that diverting my thoughts to more relaxing things and less serious stuff helps clear my mind. Sometimes I clean my room, take a long shower, get a relaxing massage, do makeup tutorials instead or I read my favorite book or if everything else does not work, I sleep! This time off from writing gives me ideas on how to arrange my thoughts and what I need to prioritize. And when my mind is refreshed, then I find myself tapping the keyboard endlessly because of the surge of ideas that came to my mind all those time that I was relaxing.

Heather says: Keep writing.

I have a different approach when dealing with writer’s block. I keep on writing. It does not matter if what I write does not make sense. I just write whatever comes to my mind. I write and I write until I just realize that the block has been lifted and I can write again at my usual pace and energy. Then I just go through everything that I have written and delete those that do not make any sense. That is how I fight mental block. For me, writing is like a muscle that needs to constantly be moved so that it can function properly.

So there you have it, folks, two different strokes to face your mental block. See what works for you. Please do not forget to share with us how you deal with mental block and this will be a good learning opportunity for all of us here in The Estella Society.