For many people, there are days when it is difficult to get
motivated and be inspired by their jobs. For writers this situation often
results in writer’s block. If you write for a living then it is something to be
avoided at all costs.
There’s some debate about whether writer’s block truly
exists, but a study of 2000 writers has confirmed that it does. According to Stop Procrastinating,
the productivity website and website blocker, more than 60% of writers said
they had suffered from it at some point.
As with most productivity issues, there’s a range where
some writers may find it difficult to work for a few days, and all they need is
a break, while for others the block is far worse and needs some radical
intervention. Thankfully, all of the writers overcame it. The survey also found the solutions that
the writers used to get them writing again.
These solutions include an interesting mix of creative motivation
techniques and unorthodox routines. From practical advice like pretending to write a letter to a
friend or writing for shorter but more intense periods, to more unorthodox
suggestions such as taking a break and baking a cake or having a cold shower, the
full survey results can be found in this Infographic below:
by Stephen Bennett from Stop Procrastinating
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