“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.”
If you’re a writer, you know this feeling inside out. You open up your laptop ready to write up a storm. Two hours later, your page is still blank. You have writer’s block.
In a previous post, I had written about some techniques to at least help soften the blow of writer’s block if not completely eradicate it. In this post, I would like to suggest certain supplements to go hand in hand with those techniques which might help enhance their potency.
First on this list is pinching your earlobes. In recent times, you might have seen Super Brain Yoga catching a lot of attention in the news and on social media. Basically it involves holding your ears and squatting. The basis of this practice comes from the fact that gently pinching your earlobes increases the bloodflow to your brain making your more alert. Though not a direct stimulant for creativity, it helps your focus get stronger which in turn will allow for more fluidity of ideas.
For overall health benefits, it’s a good idea to learn Super Brain Yoga. But simply for the sake of writing, the first step is enough. Grab your earlobe gently and put slight pressure for a couple of minutes. As the pressure sets in, pull on the earlobe slightly to allow more flow.
Another supplement is lemon water. Doctors have already suggested for years now to have a glass of lemon water every morning for various health benefits. What many don’t point out is it can also help writing. This is because lemon water contains a significant amount of potassium. Potassium in turn, has an immense effect on the brain and nerve cells. Lemons also have vitamin C which can help reduce stress, which is often a cause for writer’s block.
As previously mentioned, for overall health benefits it’s good to drink a glass of it every morning. For writer’s block specifically, it’s good to have a glass approximently 15 minutes before you sit down to write.
The next suggestion is better off done in private lest it be seen as a bit rude or a bit odd gesture without any precipitation. Raising and/or stretching your eyebrows for a few seconds can give you a temporary surge of adrenaline. Simply raise your eyebrows the way you do normally when amused or taken aback and hold them in that position for as long as you’re comfortable.
Another way you might prepare yourself for writing is excercising your brain. Try to solve a word-related puzzle approximately 20 to 30 minutes before sitting down to write. If not word-related, pick something that requires analytical skills like Tetris or a card game.
The number of things you can do to reduce writer’s block are certainly not limited to the aformentioned supplements. A little bit of research will introduce you to countless other solutions. The ones mentioned in this article however, are good to start with because they’re relatively easy to do.
Do you have specific methods to fight writer’s block? If so, what are they? Do you believe the tips mentioned in this post can help? Why or why not? Share your thoughts and experiences by commenting below on our secure servers.