I have had major writer’s block since mid-November and the longer I have gone with it, the less and less I feel like myself. I have tried writing different things and exercise (walks) and nothing has worked that much.
Then over the past few weeks, the Coronavirus has really made the news. I think we are just days from all being stuck inside for a while. I feel within days even weeks, we will be stuck inside for a while. I hope you have ideas for self-entertainment/ amusement.
I will admit most of us are freaked out as our average days have suddenly changed. We have had nothing like this in history.
I will tell you something . . . for the other writers out there blocked like me, please write about your experience. I plan to write on my own. . . even if you don’t have the virus, should write on how the experience has changed your life or maybe even way of thinking. We are all going through a very unique moment of history that can be more documented that ever before. (Yes, we have had viruses, plagues and other sickness, but not where we are connected to each simply by the Internet and phone.)
A few things you can do while you have extra time. . .
- A new writing project (for all of those writers out there)
- Netflix or youtube or hulu binges
- Read a book or two or ten
- Facebook group (please avoid the drama)
- Create your own website
- Paint or color
- Learn a new skill: cooking, baking, dance etc
- Cook a new dish
- Clean out your house
- Self-cation or stay-ation. . . It’s like a vacation but in your house. . . pampering yourself. . . bath, favorite music, relaxing do your own favorite things.
I will give a secret of mine for all those who are depressed, anxious, worried, upset etc. . . . and seriously need counseling or simply an extra person to talk to. https://www.7cups.com really helps me. Please use this site seriously. This situation is very new and scary for a lot of people. . . and depression and anxiety are very serious things.