Imagine this scenario. You sit down with a blank piece of paper (or notebook app if you’re using a phone). Countless minutes pass and all that you’re able to come up with is this.
Has this happened to you? Don’t be ashamed if it has. What you have is writer’s block Do this if you can’t think of any ideas.
- Put that notebook or phone down. Yes. I said it. Put it down and do something else. Go for a walk, Have a snack, Don’t even think of those ideas.
- Do something that you love. Read that book. Play that game. Watch that TV show on Netflix that you’re behind on. Relieve the stress that you’re feeling.
- Exercise. Jog, run on the treadmill, or lift weights. Do stretches and aerobics. Warm up your body. Doing this will relieve the tension of all that is up in there.
Then return to your notebook or phone. Relax and write down the first thing that comes to mind.
Not working? Repeat the above list and return to the notebook or phone in a few days. Take the time needed to de-stress. You’re thinking about it too hard and you’re placing too much stress on idea generation. Don’t. Relax and return when you’re in a better mood.
So if you’re drawing a blank, break out of that writer’s block with these steps. Be visible and be active. Post material on a regular basis, but make sure that it’s worthwhile to the audience.
Muse: Be visible? It doesn’t look like I can do that today!
Where are you?
Muse: I’m right here! I’m right next to you! I just touched your shoulder! I just touched your shoulder again!
Are you invisible? I can’t see you anywhere!
Muse: Yes. Guess where I’m at!
Right next to me?
Muse: Nope! I just ran to the other side of the room. You can’t see me! I love this form…
How long have you been there?
Muse: How long have you been in that room?
You’ve been watching me the whole time?
Muse: Since you got home! I also watched you while you worked…
You were at my work?
Muse: You were all over the place! So was I, since I wanted to see what you were up to…
Muse: Enter the bathroom? No! I respect your privacy!
Muse: Yes! I did not see you in there! I promise!
How would I know if you’re telling the truth? You’re invisible!
Muse: Now come on! Now do you think I would really be that disrespectful?
Muse: Okay then! That ride home with you was also fun. The trip to the church, to your pastor’s office, the trip back…
How long have you been following me?
Muse: All day! Ever since you got out of bed…You snore, by the way. Did you know that?
No. How would I know if I’m always sleeping?
Muse: You wouldn’t. Now, are you going anywhere tonight?
I don’t know yet. How long are you going to keep following me?
Muse: I’ll stop if you want. I just wanted to have fun being invisible today.
Please stop. I’m more comfortable with the idea of there not being an invisible Muse following me…
Muse: I think I’ll go back home. Have fun!
*hears flash sound*
There. I think she’s gone now. Time to see what my evening looks like.
Today’s high is going to be 76 degrees and the silver lining is having the rest of this day off.
To those of you who are enjoying your Tuesday, I hope that you all have a fantastic day.
Muse: It’s getting a little hot, so I’m going to take this off. There. I think that I’ll follow Kyle again. I hope that he doesn’t get mad…