23 Oct 2017
Every writer, blogger, and professional who deals with language experiences periods when they struggle to create sentences. Ideas get lost and the feeling of frustration comes instead. This is a well-known practice, but the good news is that there are effective ways to avoid it.
With the advice from those who have experienced burnout, it is possible not only to overcome it, but to avoid it altogether.
First and Foremost: Prevent instead of treat
To write and generate ideas, it is important not to let yourself burn out. There are aspects like health, inspiration, daily schedule, planning, etc. which can prevent you from falling into this trap. It is easier to keep your writing abilities keen instead of trying to treat writers block.
When that has happened, then it is hard to start writing again no matter how hard you try. Keep a few simple principles in mind to avoid an unpleasant and debilitating mental state. Let’s explore some more ideas below.
When writing an exciting story, there is a risk of losing track of time in the day. You can end up sitting weeks next to your laptop and see nothing but a kitchen, a bathroom, or a bed. It impedes not only on your mental, but also your pysical state.
Exercise, walking, jogging, etc. really helps, as well as a regular eight-hours of sleep each night. Instead of thinking that you are losing your creative abilities, go for a walk, talk to people or play some sports and feel the taste of writing again.
It may seem trivial, but next to health problems comes sleep schedule problems. Sitting the whole night at your workplace or in your bed with a laptop can have a negative effect. One sleepless night affects days of productivity.
A person without sleep can do nothing but think about the next opportunity to sleep. Yes, it is possible to write at night and in the day after a sleepless night, but your creative side will not be at optimum level when you are tired and can end up being a waste of time.
Planning is an important part of the process. It might sound absurd when talking about writing a novel, but how can you be sure that your inspiration will come with the time you have planned for writing? With blogging and copywriting it is simple.
You realize how much time you need for one article and can plan the time of the day which best works for you, and the case is closed. With creative writing it is tricky. You can end up planning the time when you sit with the laptop and do nothing instead of working.
But if procrastination catches you, then schedule the time when you are in your zone for creativity. When you can synchronize this, creative writing will come much easier.
Read articles, stories, be updated with current events in the world. Subscribe to a few channels on YouTube and explore various aspects of interest like technology, development, psychology, etc.
Stimulate your thoughts and find information which resonates with your feelings and makes you feel inspired. Double the effect with researching which will stimulate plenty of views and might be useful for your writing experience.
In other words, educate and develop yourself to generate exciting ideas.
Whether it’s a book or copywriting tasks that you are writing, you need inspiration to express your thoughts. They are not coming from anywhere. Inspiration is something you have to keep in mind. It should be something more than watching a movie or reading a book.
You must feel yourself as if you are the hero of your favorite story. Do something you always wanted to do like ride a horse, travel to Maldives, experience a parachute, or learn to play piano. That will definitely give you experience you could describe in your works.
How are you personally avoiding those nasty burnouts?