Most of the time, writers get their drive to write from different inspirations and being in various environments. Sometimes, you can’t will yourself to write. Most of the time, words naturally flow from your head into your computer without having to think hard about it. Here are some of the best writing tools to keep in mind to write productively.
Understand Your Circadian Rhythm
Circadian rhythms – also known as the sleep-wake cycle – have been studied by neuroscientists and have found out that you might sometimes be giving your effort to write during the time your brain is more heightened to learn. That is why it is essential to understand your circadian rhythm. During a writer’s block, you might be forcing your brain into a creative thought process when it only wants to learn.
According to Gene Parret, a neuropsychologist, strong emotions can have a detrimental effect on various neuron functions. May it be visible or not, but the way you perceive your ability to write has tremendous effects in your writer’s block experience. Having a negative mindset will inevitably lead to a complicated writing process.
Studies have shown that writing in an environment where everyone else is also working, such as coffee shops, apparently increases productivity. Surprisingly, this is because of the background noise in the setting you are in. Fortunately, some apps replicate the ambient noise in coffee shops. However, you will have to choose which background noise is suitable for you for it can either affect you negatively or positively.
While the usual tools, especially the ones that make use of technology, will help some tasks easier, the more important tools are the ones within you. Other than the usual physical tools such as Microsoft Word, Google Docs, and Grammarly; knowing about a few of these mentioned psychological tools are actually very useful and will ensure you to keep away from potential writer’s block.