7 Things to Write About When You Run Out of Ideas 250

7 Things to Write About When You Run Out of Ideas - letsreachsuccess.com

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.

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?

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How I Finally Managed to Focus and Got to Work without Putting It Off 30

How I Finally Managed to Focus and Got to Work without Putting It Off

Here are the things that helped me find focus and finally get to work:

Tip #1 Write it down.

When I say write it down I mean that whatever you want to do on the day or even the night before for the following day. Simply write exactly down what you want to do/achieve. This simple tip alone is almost like flicking a switch in your brain to do it.

Simply writing down your goals and your plans not only makes you think about the goals and the steps that you need to do to achieve them. Sometimes this can be a great way to realize exactly what you want and get you thinking of things you perhaps hadn’t thought of prior.

Not only this but there have been countless studies done showing that writing something down with greatly improve the chances of it coming to fruition than not writing it down at all.

The great thing about this is that it can be literally applied to many areas of like. You can write down your long-term goals or you can write down what you plan to do for the next day.

I, personally, do it every night after I am long finished with my work for that day. I set aside 5-10 minutes for writing down what I want to do tomorrow. The act itself cements it in your brain.

This is also a great way to help with procrastination. It’s almost like holding yourself accountable for it which I will get into more in my next point.

Tip #2 Hold yourself accountable.

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Holding yourself accountable to an overall goal or target can be an excellent way to actually push yourself to that point where you get to work consistently.

For example, let’s say I want to lose some weight and be on a particular diet to achieve that goal. Telling your friends and family that you are doing it makes you more accountable than doing it alone.

Your friends/family will often follow up with you about your progress. This is a constant kick up your ass to keep working towards your goal. Also, doing things like posting it on Facebook or somewhere where people can engage with you and follow your progress is great.

Ideally, having an accountability partner would be the best option for this.

An accountability partner and you would usually be moving towards the same goal and would constantly encourage each other to get to work. Most importantly, you two will be accountable for your actions!

A great way to find such like-minded people is through social media. For example when I work on my blog FlipFlopsandAppleSauce, I have a artner that is also running a blog. We both set goals on how often we publish content to hold each other accountable. It works extremely well.

Tip #3 Don’t be focused on results.

Don’t put pressure on yourself if you aren’t achieving your goals as quickly as you want.

Let’s say you have an online business and you want to make $1000 a month in profit. Instead of focusing on how much money you are currently making, look at what steps you need to take to get to that $1000. The more of these you take, the sooner you will get there.

Tip #4 Concentrate on today.

 

Some people are always thinking of long-term objectives. That’s not a problem, but you should always try to break down your goals into smaller, easier steps. Then, dedicate each day to working towards completing these steps.

Not only does that make things simpler and easier to manage, but it also puts less stress and pressure on you in the long run and will undoubtedly save you lots of time.

Tip #5 Let it become a habit.

Once you get into a routine, doing some of the more tedious things won’t be as much of a problem. Because at the beginning, you had to make a more conscious effort to make them happen. But once something becomes a habit through use of constant repetition, it becomes 10 times easier to do it.

After doing something consistently for 20 days in a row, it will start to become a habit.

So, if you are doing something that you don’t enjoy 100% to work towards your goal, it would be a great idea to challenge yourself for 3 weeks. Make it a habit, because, beyond that initial 3 weeks, things should only become easier.

#Tip 6 Think goals, not hours.

Some people say ‘I want to work 5 hours on this today’. In my opinion, this is not a solid mentality to have.

People who work with that in mind tend to draw out what they are working out to achieve that time target, which usually isn’t helpful at all. Not only that, but it lowers overall productivity.

I like to set steps that I want to do on that exact day. I have a clearer target that isn’t limited or restricted by time in this case.

Also, once you have finished what you set out to do for that day, you feel a great sense of accomplishment. Which for me, is an amazing feeling that keeps me coming back for more!

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David Gray is an entrepreneur that loves marketing. This “career” path allows him the freedom that he truly craves in his life.