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Are You Tired Of Writing? 7 Tips To Overcome That!


write when you're tiredThere are many people around the web who makes their living by writing and I’m another proud one among them. Sometimes I feel writing has been torturing me and I don’t feel like writing at all. I’m also a busy human like others, I do have my personal life and when I come home ending up a busy day, nothing concerns me more than a good sleep.

I heard people often saying, “When you’re tired, you must have rest. Don’t write until you start feeling better”. Everyone is ready to give a useless advice when others are struggling with something. They don’t understand how pressure a writer feel when he has some work to do and he don’t feel like doing.

I feel being tired is no less than a writers’ block. All the time, I’ve been working for my paid writings, personal writings and managing my personal life (home, family, friends, bla-bla…) and it’s quite difficult for me to get back into my shorts and sit in front of my computers for few more hours. Whenever I feel so, I turn complicated things into simple ones.

1. Save Heavy Parts for the next day

Writing for web isn’t just a bunch of words, clients expect an SEO friendly, optimized, keyword rich in my article and I must satisfy theirs’. So to make your writing easier at such odd times, flag those parts which you feel difficult as To Do’s for the next day.

2. Dig out the project of fun

Some of technical writings are serious by nature and work, while some others are fun to do. Suppose if you are going to publish an e-book or tutorial, you can work with the multimedia tools rather than editing your copyright and disclaimer.

3. Complete all the simple stuff

This part is followed by the previous one. When you’ve saved all the tough tasks for the next day, you’re directly meant to complete the remaining simple parts on that very day.

4. Watch Your Intakes

I often see people, who feel & put themselves in a writers’ block condition. Even they change their food habits at such conditions. But I suggest you to take a small lunch and please don’t take too much coffee. The carbohydrates and caffeine in that can definitely affect your energy levels. Also drinking water regularly will help you to blog better.

5. Take a Walk

When you don’t feel like writing at all, take a walk and have some fresh air to get your blood flowing and clear your brain.

6.Grab Your Headphones

Most of the people motivate themselves with music and so I. Put on your headphones and listen to your favorite numbers. You can also do this while writing. Personally, I am a great fan of Taylor Swift and I usually write hearing to her latest albums. If you have a Dropbox account, you can upload your favorite files there and play music from your Dropbox account or you can download some awesome MP3 Songs from Grooveshark.

7. Still Can’t Work? Take a leave

If none of these works for you, then you should better take a leave or a short-term vacation. If you don’t have enough time to go out for a vacation, you can at least do refreshing things of your type like I go for bike riding, golf course or watch a movie.

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    • Josh

      Biking is always my thing as it easily eases your mind off the tension and a good way to get inspiration.

    • David

      Well first of all for me to get tired of blogging is something unimaginable because I just love writing. Its my passion. I can write all day long and not feel tired by it. I only feel tired of typing on the computer that’s what I actually get bored of. When that happens I just go down for a walk or better then that I sleep for sometime and that helps me get back in the groove.

    • Katie

      I have faced situations like this where I couldn’t think of anything to write about. I tried everything but nothing was helping that’s when my friend suggested we go out on a small vacation. It was a spontaneous decision and the best I have ever taken. When I came back my head was filled with so many ideas. Now whenever I feel stuck I just go for a  vacation.

    • James

      Sometimes you need a break even form the things you love. I love writing but sometimes it is very hard to go on. So that’s when I stop all work and take a break. A nice long walk always rejuvenates me. It helps me relax and feel fresh. I just walk without thinking about anything or anyone. I just keep walking. I don’t even think where I am going.

    • Sanjib Saha

      I have been blogging for the past three years but frankly speaking i have never felt tired. Blogging is something that i love and which gives me energy and boosts me everytime. Still if i feel tiredness, i will definitely follow the steps. Thanks for sharing.

    • Reeja Mathews

      Hi Koundeenya
      As a freelance writer and a blogger its really boring sometimes
      thanks for your post

    • John Ernest

      A leave can make or break your attitude of writing. I once took a break from writing articles, which I by the that time do a per order, I wasn’t able to get back until about a month. During those days that I didn’t work I just wasted my time on playing games and said that I should relax in hopes that it will get my mind back to writing. Boy was I wrong. After that hard struggle I found out the best way that you can get back to writing is to actually write and have some physical exertion on the sides. We will feel sluggish at times, but when we work out our body we release the energy that has been locked up in our nerves and cause the mind to blow up with ideas.

    • Lulu

      Agreed, very helpful for someone like me who’d get easily burned out especially when topics I’m writing on are not of my interest.

    • Sweeti

      Same Here friends, I am blogging from 3 year. I am completely tried of writing article, Such a relief after reading this article. Now i am happy my friends are in the same boat 😀

    • Sukashree

      I always use the first one. Let the hard part done first. It’s always help. That’s keep you motivated on the next day =)

    • Rebeca

      Very nice tip: “take a walk and have some fresh air to get your blood flowing and clear your brain” Thanks, i need do it! Thanks so much! Rebeca.

    • Code Sprints

      Youtube is a good place to get over boredom.

    • QubeHrm

      Very informative article written. As a writer many times i thought of leaving my writing work. The thing i mostly do is i listen music. But next time sure i will going to try this other techniques you have mentioned in this article.

    • Karthick Kanna

      Well, these tips are rocking and i usually use “Motivation/Inspiration” tool to not to get tired and i really like your 6th point which i actually executes to keep me awaken.

      Thanks for good contribution. 

    • Darshan | Goa Resorts


      No doubt in that blogger are come in too much stress when the ideas are not comes in their mind. So best thing is that blogger should take a break after an hour or two hour from their work. 

    • Eapen

      Good tips Koundeenya, keep it up.
      “it’s quite difficult for me to get back into my shorts and sit in front of my computers for few more hours.”
      But I never knew that writers always need to wear shorts to get writing ideas! LOL Boxer shorts? 😀

    • JamesW

      Really useful article, for myself the music was and still is the best motivator. 
      And taking a walk always helps a lot too, thanks for sharing Koundeenya

    • Amit Shaw

      Hey Koundeenya , Thanks for this superb article and your tips mate.

    • Amrik

      Getting into a shower will really wake you up when you’re feeling tired. If you’re struggling to even get out of bed, head straight for the shower: as soon as you’re under that running water, you’ll feel considerably more alive!

    • Bharat Chowdary

      whenever I feel tired, I always try to take a break. Tips mentioned above are really helpful…

    • Sandeep Singh

      A Break is necessary for getting over it mate. Informative article 🙂 

    • Jasmine

      Yes, frankly, I am tired of endless writing and blogging, haha! But, I do use some of the techniques which you have outlined above, and they really help! Great tips.

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