Breaking through the Writer’s Block/Human Wall

As writers, we all suffer writer’s block at one time or another.  As people, sometimes we experience an equivalent called human wall.  It affects us on all levels: work, personal, familial.

Today, after four days of a severe cold (which I rarely get), I have hit human wall.  I cannot function.  I cannot think.  I have projects coming out of my wazoo, kids screaming and fighting in one ear, phone calls in the other.  With each word typed or read, there is a child standing in my face demanding attention or requesting food, preventing me from concentrating.  So what do I do? 

I shut down 

It’s just easier.  Why upset everyone by making choices they don’t like?  Just stop functioning altogether.  Right?

Right.  Now, nothing will be done.  There will be no failures to claim.  No hurt to console.  No more excuses to be made.  And when I die, that is all I will have.  Nothing. 

Combatting the fog in my head

My resolution is this:  I will get up and shower, put on work clothes, dress my face, put on my favorite jewelry and parfum.  And I will begin chipping away at this wall.

To break through the human wall, you have to move.  You have to put the nonsense behind.  You have to write out your Do It Now List and DO IT. 

The cold is not going away.  The kids are not going away (God forbid).  And the work is just going to keep piling up. 

So move.  Douse the fog with a tall glass of water or three.  Nourish your body with WHOLE food…not the pseudo crap.  And be MINDFUL of what you are doing!

Being mindful allows you to focus on what you are doing, thus chipping away at that human wall until it is gone. 

Feeling yucky and having a hard time getting things done? Break through your wall. 

Thanks for stopping by my home to read:)  I appreciate your time…more than you know.  Have a great week, guys!

© Tania Dakka and Chaotic Musing, 2011

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6 comments on “Breaking through the Writer’s Block/Human Wall

  1. Patti Larsen says:

    Sometimes the hardest thing in the world is having the courage and finding the strength to put one foot in front of the other. Go Tania!

  2. Much like pushing your way to the finish line of a Marathon, you mentally have to push yourself past the 20 mile mark known as “The Wall”. Once you do you know you are going to finish. Hope you feel better soon. Cheers!

    • Tania Dakka says:

      Thanks, bald_eagle:) I am feeling much better today! I had no idea there was a concept like that in marathon running. Cool:) A long time ago, when I had taken to training myself as a runner, I had to talk to myself to make myself go the last distance…that usually was a mile. LOL I can’t IMAGINE trying to get past a 20 mile mark! Thank you, too, for coming by to read and comment! 🙂

  3. Janan says:

    It’s good to read this because we need to be reminded of the reality. Especially as Mom’s we have so many constant demands on us. You really do have to push through it and forge ahead.

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