Has this ever happened to you? You sit down to begin writing an article then, all of a sudden, you’re faced with a strange feeling of temporary memory lapse, also known as writer’s block? I had a great idea for an article or topics for research papers and as soon as I started typing I forgot what I was going to say. So, I thought it would be fitting to share a few tips on how to overcome writer’s block when you begin to write.
For most writers, it happens quite frequently and it is almost always unpredictable. When you get that frustrated feeling and there is nothing written after an hour, it’s time to do one of the following to help clear your mind.
Step away from the article. It may be that you are not completely focused on the task at hand. Try doing something else and come back to your article.
Take a nap. This works for me! A quick power nap usually helps recharge the brain and help you put your thoughts into clearer perspective. You might even dream up a new way to write your article.
Avoid distractions. Turn off the internet, telephone, iPod, and anything else that distracts you. If you are working from an office, it might not be that easy to turn off the phone, but you can stop surfing the internet.
Exercise. A few stretches will get the blood flowing. If you are able, take a 5-10 minute walk outside.
Eat or drink something. It is possible to forget to eat after you have been working on something for a long period of time. It is very important to fuel your body with the right types of food that provide energy . Try to stay away from sweets or too much caffeine that could make you sleepy. If you need that cup of coffee, go for it!