We’ve all at some point of time dealt with the frustrations of writers block. You’re excited about finally getting to work on your new song only to be greeted by absolute nothingness. In this article I will shed light on a few things you could do that may liberate you from this artistic stronghold.
Have you ever wondered what prompted you to write in the first place? Was it inspiration? How about desperation or even frustration? Music is all about feelings and emotions and often times that is exactly what causes us to express ourselves. But what if our emotions are completely flat, can we still create something that moves others emotionally? I personally believe so! But I will take it a step further.
The thing about emotions is they’re temporary feelings which also means that just because you have a lack of emotions doesn’t mean that their aren’t things you can do to invoke emotions. In order to invoke emotions it helps to be aware of the things that make you tick. How do you feel when you’re around nature? Do you have a favorite movie or song that moves you every time? Is their an activity that brings you great pleasure such as playing sports or going fishing? How about a favorite joke from a comedian of choice?
The idea i’m presenting to you is to partake in some type of experience that will effect you emotionally in some capacity. Whenever i’m at a loss for ideas I can usually get around that hurdle by simply submerging myself in things that inspire me. For example if i’m trying to work on a new beat and am shooting blanks I start listening to music that inspires me or I watch a good documentary about music, works every time! But that’s specific to me and you will want to find what works specifically for you.
I’ve also learned that a change of environment can do wonders as well. Often times environments can have a dramatic effect on you emotionally. I find that I’m usually most productive when I write at a coffee shop or a library. Sometimes working from home can be a little to cozy and cause me to be lax at times. I also enjoying putting on headphones and writing somewhere that’s surrounded by nature.
Another thing you might want to consider doing is cutting out any distractions. Cut off all your phone notifications or better yet cut the whole thing of completely! It’s okay to unplug from the hustle and bustle of the world and be unavailable at times. Just cutting the phone off and staying off social media for extended periods of time has done wonders for me! Find you a place of solitude and take advantage.
How Did I Do?
I hope this article gave you some ideas of ways that you can break free from writers block. Sometimes the answer is simply to walk away from it for a moment and allow all the wonderful things that surround you to speak to you. If you have any questions or comments I would love to hear from you so make sure you drop your 2 cents in the comments section below!