Last time when i was struggling with writer’s block i searched internet for some techniques to overcome it and many of results were like…’101 ways to overcome your writers block’. After reading through thousands of those tips that was useless i almost developed ‘Reader’s block’ and stopped looking for effective ways to start writing again.
One day while aimlessly watching youtube videos i came across this uncut Gem of a Technique that worked like a magic to crush my writing blocks and helped me to write again like before.Actually the Techniques was titled as ‘Japanese technique to get rid of your laziness’. Even before reading the technique my first thoughts were that i could use it to overcome my writers block problem since it is also a type of procrastination. And when i read the full technique it made full sense to me and it just reinforced my belief.
Let me first explain you about the Japanese Technique or the ‘Keizen’ technique as they call it and then will tell you how to apply it for crushing your writers block.
Kaizen, also known as continuous improvement, is a long-term approach to work that systematically seeks to achieve small, incremental changes in processes in order to improve efficiency and quality.Sounds complicated Right? Okay check out the simplified version of this Technique.When you are making a new change in you life we tend to procrastinate doing the needed work to the next day and finally it will get accumulated and most people will quit eventually.The change you set out to achieve can be any thing like working out to get fitter and in shape or Improving your life style but the basic technique is the same.Everyday just do the work needed to achieve your goal for just one minute a day.You can work as many hours you may want to but don’t let a day go without doing the task for at least one minute a day.That’s all to it to the simplified version of the Kaizen Technique.
Seems very simple right? But there are a lot of complicated psychological reasons for it’s effectiveness in helping someone achieving their Goal.
So how do i translate this technique to cure Writers block?