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Morning Pages: What should I write about?

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I’ve been journalling for almost 2 years now but some days I get stuck and can’t think of anything to write about.

I did a bit of searching to see if anybody had advice on solving this problem and found a few different articles:

The articles talk about different approaches to journalling and since I’m not following one particular approach I thought I’d summarise all their ideas and put them in a document that I can use. I’ve also added some of my own ones.

Here’s the list:

  • Something you’re grateful for
  • An unusual event
  • Goals or hopes
  • A past event
  • Things that are stopping you achieving your goals
  • Values that are important to you
  • Ideas or nagging thoughts
  • What did you do yesterday?

    • What did you work on?
    • Who did you talk to?
    • What book did you read?
    • What podcasts did you listen to?
    • What TV shows/movies did you watch?
    • Where did you go?
  • What are you doing today?
  • What scares you?
  • Decisions you need to make/made – small or big

If you have any other ideas of what I can write about let me know in the comments. While researching for this post I noticed that Julia Cameron, the inventor of Morning Pages, has a new book out – The Right to Write: An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life – so I’m hoping to get some ideas from there as well.

Written by Mark Needham

December 27th, 2017 at 11:28 pm

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