5O Things I’ve Tried to Get Over a Writing Slump

You name it, I’ve tried it.

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For as much as I love writing, you’d think it’d be easy for me to just sit down and write. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Though I work as a full-time content writer, it seems that finding the time and energy to write my own personal content is the hardest thing in the world.

Sometimes it feels as if I’ve tried every tip and trick ever suggested. And when none of the previous tricks work, I come up with one more and try again. If you’ve ever dealt with recurring writing slumps, I hope this list of tricks will help move you out of the slump and get you to put pen to paper again.

In no particular order, here are 50 things I’ve tried to get out of a writing slump:

  1. Reading
  2. Journaling
  3. Typing out inspirational quotes
  4. Taking a shower
  5. Meditation
  6. Listening to music
  7. Yoga
  8. Going out for a drive
  9. Eating and/or drinking water
  10. Doing research
  11. Taking a nap
  12. Taking a long break from writing
  13. Forcing myself to write
  14. Resetting my writing space
  15. Cleaning my entire apartment
  16. Going to Starbucks
  17. Having a snack
  18. Having sex
  19. Going to Barnes and Noble
  20. Online shopping
  21. Calling a friend
  22. Calling my Dad
  23. Watching a movie I’ve seen before
  24. Watching The Golden Girls
  25. Doing laundry
  26. Decluttering my apartment
  27. Setting up my planner
  28. Brainstorming for new ideas
  29. Giving myself a due date
  30. Taking a (cold) shower
  31. Cleaning out my digital files and folders
  32. Reading a book summary
  33. Going through my old content
  34. Cleaning my eyeglasses
  35. Taking a long bubble bath
  36. Listening to an audiobook
  37. Doing my hair
  38. Drinking a cup of coffee
  39. Going on a diet
  40. Quitting a diet
  41. Playing with my dog
  42. Cooking a new recipe
  43. Going through the car wash
  44. Charging all of my electronic devices
  45. Going through a YouTube rabbit hole
  46. Rearranging my furniture
  47. Checking the mail
  48. Complaining to my husband
  49. Arranging a flower bouquet
  50. Writing anyway

There it is! All of these tricks have worked for me at some point or another, and hopefully, at least one of them will work for you.

How many of these tricks have you used before? Do you use any tricks I didn’t mention?

Happy writing!

Content Writer and Editor who loves talking about writing, productivity, and self-care.

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