Like many people across the country, I’ve spent the last few weeks working from home. That was a whole new challenge and change for me, since I had never truly worked from home for longer than a day or two at a time, here and there. I’ve learned a lot while working from home for the last few weeks, and I’m excited to share those learnings with y’all today.
As bloggers and writers, we are responsible for producing quality content as often as we can (or have to). When the creative juices are running, content seems to flow from our fingers like magic. The perfect words form the perfect thoughts, thus creating the perfect posts that our readers are bound to love and share all over the Internet.
But sometimes, the magic just doesn’t happen. Writer’s block is the bane of our existences, and it always seems to strike at the worst possible times. Nothing comes out. The fingers don’t move, or if they do, you delete whatever you just wrote because it sounded awful. The brain brakes screech to a stop and it’s over.
Real talk, though: writer’s block is the worst. If only there were things we could do to combat the plague of writer’s block… oh wait, there ARE ways to get past it and get the creativity flowing again!
|I don’t have a desk, so my coffee table is a makeshift workspace.|
Some of my favorite healthy snacks are:
- Light popcorn.
- An apple and/or berries.
- Laughing Cow light cheese wedge with crackers.
- Carrots and hummus.
- Trail mix.
- Brookside dark chocolate-covered pomegranate pieces.
|I can use my Target holiday mug year-round, right?|
- Green tea.
- Oolong tea.
- Earl Grey black tea.
- Bigelow “Constant Comment” black tea.
Most people I know prefer to work in silence, but I just can’t do it. Complete silence freaks me out a bit, so I have to have some kind of background noise. This usually comes in the form of a movie that I’ve seen a hundred or more times. This way, I have some noise, but I don’t have to pay close attention to it or anything. It’s just there!
- Pirates of the Caribbean.
- The Sound of Music.
- Harry Potter.
- Spaceballs (yeah, I know, weird).
- any of my favorite Disney classics.
Lastly, I try my very best not to overwork myself too quickly. But let’s be real, that’s harder than it sounds. I do well when I observe the 50/10 rule: for every 50 minutes of work, take a 10-minute break. You’d be surprised how much of a difference those 10 minutes can make! It forces me to take a breather, rest my mind and prepare for my next task.