Writing Over Any Slump
Let’s face it… I’m kind of in a slump. But here is what we should do whenever we feel this way.
For the past few months now I’ve been making it my goal to be publishing four articles every week on Medium. I’d like to aspire for more than that, recalling back to my beginning of my writing career where I was publishing perhaps three or four articles on various platforms every day.
But for the past little while, things have started to come to a stall. I write something and half-way in I say to myself….
“This doesn’t feel right.”
It feels forced, awkward and honestly not really me.
I don’t feel like anything is wrong with me but without a doubt, these feelings that I feel at various times have put me in a sort of slump.
Your story for getting stuck probably isn’t the same as mine but all the same we’ve all felt that same sort of stuckness.
And it sucks.
But I’m a firm believer that whenever something even remotely bad happens to us, there is a lesson in there for us to learn. And in the case of being in a slump, it’s realizing the things that you need to do and develop in order to get out of a slump.
So here is what I think we ought to do in these situations.
Stop looking forward right now and look in the past.
Don’t keep your mind in the past, but dedicate a bit of time to thinking about what you used to do in the past. While we all may have discarded habits that no longer serve us it doesn’t mean that all habits we had in the past were useless.
One thing that I realized from this slump is how little article reading I’ve been doing at the moment.
I’m not the type of person who spins articles, however, a lot of the work that I produce is due to me reading other articles that I find interesting. Topics that are discussed or even a few words or phrases are what have been sparking me into writing about them.
Sure they might not be the greatest articles in the world, but they are things that I find interesting and worth sharing and maybe others find it interesting as well.