By Josh M.
As a writer, you may experience your own set of difficulties, which may make your job hard despite all its benefits. I have been writing for 5 years now and one of the most challenging things that I had to fight is the distractions that come with working from home. Ever since I joined the freelancing domain, I have been working from home. , and most of the time I find myself struggling with productivity. During my early days as a writer, I struggled to produce quality creative content that meets my client’s expectations. I was repeatedly distracted and could hardly concentrate on producing a good piece, in a timely manner. My kids would come to my room shouting my name at the top of their lungs and would play around my working area, screaming and trying to get my attention. The only time I felt at peace was at 9 pm when they were all asleep. Even at this time I still could hardly do anything because I was depleted; left feeling like a zombie, having had the life sucked out of my body and soul. As a result, a mental block would commence, followed by this reaction, procrastination. I found myself postponing work and asking for deadline extensions from my clients, which affected my ratings, and lost some clients along the way.
I could not continue with this trend, it was time to make a solid decision in finding ways to make my working environment peaceful and conducive. I created an office space at the corner of my bedroom; I researched the office interior to try to get an idea of how I will make my space feel like an office. At last, my office was done, and I was happy. The next step was to create a boundary with my kids; “out of sight, out of mind”. I decided to lock my room when dedicating time for projects. This was the best decision I made, I can swear by it. As a result, I was not experiencing writer’s block as frequently and if it happened, I knew what to do. It became easier to deal with the feeling because I could quickly do some small exercises in my room, like yoga or dancing, and within no time, I was back on track ready to create. Procrastination was now a thing of the past because I was more organized and able to follow my work plan and create quality content.
Thinking, “I am not creative enough,” was the underlying reason for my procrastination. . I experienced this numerous times even in niches that I thought I was good at. This feeling often made me have doubts about myself and underestimate my ability to produce. To gain back my stable, creative state, I learned to be intentional in visualizing my ideas and think through them thoroughly. As a result, I maximized my creativity and gave my projects a new perspective.
People face difficulties, no matter their profession. Knowing how to deal with each issue is significant especially when it comes to overcoming these challenges and making substantial progress. I hope the mentioned tips will help you understand and overcome writing challenges that you may face.