When you hit a roadblock in your writing process, your automatic response is to try and fix it. Unfortunately, fixating on a problem and racking your brain for a solution doesn’t always provide the desired outcome. It can often lead to frustration and self-doubt, draining a writer’s battery until they have no motivation left.
Sometimes it’s best to take a step back for a little while. Try to forget about the problem by reading or working on another project (especially if it’s not writing-related). When you come back, hours, days, or weeks later, your mind will be ready with fresh ideas to tackle whatever problem is waiting.