Writing content can be well boring at times. It can be really hard to look at all the tasks that you have and get started especially when it is content that you are not that crazy writing about. There is nothing worse than a writer that does not want to write.
Sometimes you can get yourself going by using one of the ways listed below. So shake off those blahs and get it together!
1. Just take a break! Sometimes it may seem counter intuitive but what you really need is to just walk away from your desk and take a break but not the sit on the couch kind. The exercise kind! Get up from your desk and get moving. It will refresh you.
2. Make a list of what is important right now and what can wait. Sometimes the reason you do not feel like writing any more is because you are just too overwhelmed and do not know where to start.
3. Finish one thing at a time. If you make your list and than follow it you can easily start knocking things off your list. The visual of the scratched off items on your list is a great confidence booster.
4. Forgive yourself! Its okay to be behind. Don’t belittle yourself with self speak about things you should have done.
5. Share your plans. Sometimes you have to really motivate by signing someone else to help with the motivation. Sign on a friend or a partner that will help you to stay accountable.
6. Don’t be afraid to take a break. If you need some time off take it. A lot of people try to push through when they really need a break. A break can do wonders.
7. Stick to a schedule. While scheduling may not motivate you today it can help you to stay motivated in the future. Knowing that you only have to work between certain hours can really help reduce the stress.
8. Lets make a deal! Make a deal with yourself to earn a small reward for each task that you finish. The reward can be as simple as going to the kitchen for ice cream as soon as you are done.
9. Avoid distractions. Turn off the TV in the other room that you can hear, stay off social media and even turn off your phone if you must to keep the distractions down to a minimum because when you are unmotivated to begin with it can be very easy to get sidetracked by distractions and use it as your excuse.
10. Stay positive. Use positive self speak when you are stuck. Sometimes all it takes is a few kind words from yourself to get you back on the horse and ready to write.
These are some of the best ideas we have come across to provide that boost of motivation when we need it. If you have a tip, or trick you use to get back to writing, please share it in the comments section. Thanks.
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