7 Things to Write About When You Run Out of Ideas

You woke up early, feel super motivated to start the day in the best way possible and are ready to do your morning pages. Or maybe you feel the need to journal your thoughts every evening and thus empty your mind before you go to bed. You may also be a blogger trying to post almost daily. But sometimes, you just run out of ideas and start looking for things to write about.

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Here are some writing prompts to help you when you’re stuck but need to put your thoughts on paper and unleash your creative energy:

1. Things you’re grateful for.

List down everything you see and can think of right now that you’re deeply thankful for. You’ll feel great right away and will keep this positive attitude for the whole day.

2. Things that will make today great.

This day is another opportunity you’re given to make the best out of your life and become a better version of yourself. So make a quick plan. Say what you can do to be more productive, successful and happy, and how you can make other people around you feel that way too.

Related: Positive Things to Start The Day

3. Your dream.

If you remember your dream, write it down. Then try to analyze it. It’s a great exercise as you get to know your inner self and can come to interesting conclusions. And even if you don’t, it’s like you’re writing fiction and trying to figure out what made the character do something.

4. Daily tasks.

If you don’t have anything else to write about but still want to do your morning pages, you can make a to-do list. It’s super helpful and lets you know what you need to get done at any moment of the day.

5. Goals.

It’s a great chance to set some big goals and then divide them into smaller ones. Do it again, and again, until you have small steps to start with. That’s one of the best things to write about that will also help you develop the right mindset to go after what you want in life.

6. Journal your thoughts.

Just write down everything that’s on your mind. This way you’ll let it all out and will feel freer than ever.

Related: The 17 Benefits of Journaling

7. The ideal lifestyle.

Write about what you want your life to look like a year or two from now, give a detailed description of your ideal day, everything you do in your free time, your daily habits, what you’re working and for how long, etc. Then make a step-by-step plan on what to do today to get closer to it.

What other ideas on things to write about can you give?

Lidiya K

Lidiya K

Author, blogger and podcaster in the fields of self-improvement and life hacking. Creator of Let's Reach Success.
Full-time freelance writer. Lifestyle designer.
Lidiya K

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