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How Badly Do You Suffer From Writer's Block?

This is a no-judgment zone.

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  1. Pick the activities you do instead of writing.

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    Check Twitter.
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    Check Facebook.
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    Check Instagram.
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    Check Tumblr.
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    Check your texts.
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    Close your texts app and reopen it just in case it was lying to you.
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    Put on different socks.
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    Put on slippers instead of socks.
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    Get your comfy pants on.
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    Try sitting at your desk.
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    Try sitting on your couch.
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    Try sitting outside because maybe natural light is what you need.
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    Try sitting on your bed.
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    Accidentally type "Netflix" into your address bar.
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    Accidentally watch three episodes of something.
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    Get a snack because you need "brain food."
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    Eat ice cream while standing in the kitchen, pretending to contemplate what the snack you'll ACTUALLY eat will be.
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    Catch up on your correspondence, aka emails.
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    Call your mom because you'll feel bad if you don't.
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    Call your BFF to catch up on hot gossip so you won't be distracted with any thoughts once you're writing which will be totally soon.
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    Open a blank Word doc.
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    Open a blank Google doc.
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    Wonder what happened to Clippy, your little helper buddy.
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    Briefly consider doing your writing in a physical notebook.
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    Immediately decide that writing with a pen is now an ancient method that would be frowned upon by your peers.
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    Refresh Twitter.
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    Refresh Facebook.
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    Refresh Instagram.
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    Refresh Tumblr.
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    Open Snapchat.
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    Immediately close Snapchat.
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    Put away the pile of shoes on your bedroom floor.
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    Put away the pile of clothes on your bedroom floor.
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    Quickly re-organize your desk, because there's no way you can work in this clutter.
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    Find old notes or to-do lists while cleaning and reminisce to a simpler time.
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    Do those to-do lists.
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    Clean your bathroom, since you're already a pro at cleaning today.
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    Clean the living room (mostly).
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    Get more "brain food."
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    Order food for delivery, because by the time it comes to you, you'll probably have written a bunch.
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    Make a "writing" playlist.
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    Dance around to your "writing" playlist.
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    Accidentally watch three more episodes of something while you eat your delivery.
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    Serenade your pet.
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    Forget that you can't draw and try to sketch a doodle of your pet.
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    See what's on TV.
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    See what's on TV for the next couple of hours, just in case.
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    Accidentally get sucked into a marathon of literally whatever is on Bravo.
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    Go for a walk because you've been stuck inside all day and true artists probably get fresh air.
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    Get back inside and remember your "Updates" tab in Gmail.
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    Go online shopping for, like, an hour.
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    Eat dessert to make yourself feel better about all the shopping you just did.
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    Clean your computer screen.
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    Clean your computer keyboard.
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    Dust your windowsills.
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    Check your YouTube subscriptions.
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    Watch a dozen "Let It Go" remixes while you're on there.
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    Do yoga alone in your bedroom because maybe that'll help get oxygen to your brain.
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    Do seven jumping jacks.
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    Decide that's enough exercise and get a glass of water.
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    Refill your water pitcher.
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    Do all the dishes in your sink.
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    Organize your underwear drawer.
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    Organize your closet.
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    Organize the pile of crap under your bed.
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    Get tired of organizing.
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    Offer to clean your roommate's room.
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    Decide to start an herb garden.
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    Research herb gardens.
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    Give up on your herb gardening dream.
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    Decide to start cooking healthier.
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    Research healthy cooking blogs.
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    Feel sad that those bloggers/Instagrammers are living seemingly more fulfilling lives than you.
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    Give up on your healthy eating dream.
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    Fall asleep to Netflix while promising to yourself to write more tomorrow.
 
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