Everyone needs a toolbox of tricks to beat writer's block because pretty much all of us are writers of one sort or another these days. If you've ever had trouble starting a thank-you note, you're a writer and you know what I mean.
I picked up a new tip a few weeks ago during a webinar with the multi-talented Beth Lapides. I first met Beth last century (!) in Los Angeles and have been a fan ever since. So when she offered a session on habits of highly creative people, I was quick to register. One of my favorite takeaways was her tip for getting unstuck: looking through a crystal to literally change your perspective.
The idea is that looking through the crystal literally gives you a different view on the world. Maybe it will spark a new approach to the project. Maybe it will take you away from the block so the ideas can flow. Maybe you'll remember there are many ways to approach a task. Maybe you'll just stop beating yourself up. Whatever happens, looking through the glass breaks the interrupts the cycle of negativity. That's always a good thing.
Writing tools: talismans and tricks
When I was clearing out my Mom's place after she passed, I wasn't sad to say goodbye to the chandelier that hand hung in our family home my entire life. It wasn't my style, but it was something my parents adored. I snatched one of the replacement danglers (who whatever they're called) from a stash in the sideboard and took it home. It's been sitting on my dresser for years, a sweet connection to my folks. Then Beth suggested keeping a crystal on your desk and I knew the piece would get a new home.
You may think little talismans and tricks are too frivolous to have an impact. I invite you to try it anyway. With everything swirling around our lives right now, a little frivolity can't hurt.