Do you absolutely love to write, but notice that lately you're experiencing writer's block or an inability to focus when you attempt to work on your current project?
Are you also overwhelmed by a feeling of exhaustion or frustration even when you simply think about the writing project you once loved?
If you're experiencing the emotions mentioned above, you might be suffering from writing burnout.
Writing burnout is often described as a state of exhaustion that can make you feel like you lack the bandwidth to produce the sort of work that once came easily to you.
So, how does one navigate this disturbing state of exhaustion?
Get More Sleep
Well, first of all, it may be helpful to try and get more sleep.
Sometimes we don't realize how much stress we put on ourselves by sacrificing much-needed sleep for work.
Take up a hobby you enjoy
Another option may be to put your current project aside and take up a hobby that relaxes you.
If you enjoy surfing, maybe focus on surfing for a bit. This, combined with getting more rest may eventually help you to feel a little more balanced and able to tackle your writing project.
Seek out stories that inspire you
You might also try seeking out positive stories that inspire and motivate you.
Watching other people find success can inspire you to imitate their strategies or motivate you to craft your own plan to success.
I've experienced writing burnout a few times over the years, and these are a few things that have helped me.
I hope they're tips that come in handy for you too!
Do you have any other suggestions on how to navigate writing burnout?
If so, please leave your thoughts in the comments section, your advice is much appreciated!