Thought-Provoking Journaling Topics to Start Writing Now

14 Mar, 2018 Books and Literature,Productivity

When you’re writing your book, you’re bound to hit the inevitable writer’s block.

It happens to all of us!

Instead of succumbing to the block, find a way to start creating and continue writing by simply journaling.

The great thing about journaling is that there is no pressure to create a specific outcome. It’s purely for you to enjoy and use as a creative outlet.

So how do you get started?

Try one (or all!) of these journaling topics to get you going and let the ideas flow:


Your Favorite Place on Earth.

Where are you most at peace?

Where do you feel the most like yourself?

For me, it’s the beach. I’ve always been a beach girl, and that’s not changing anytime soon!

When I think about the beach I don’t just think about cool, clear waters and soft, sandy beaches, but also the serenity and ease that comes along with it.

I have so many great memories at the beach, with my family, friends and even Book Bound By The Sea. So no matter when I think about the beach, it puts me in a positive, relaxed state of mind.

I could go on and on about my favorite place!

What’s yours?


The Last Time You Felt Truly Accomplished.

Think big or small — or both.

An accomplishment is anything that makes you feel proud and/or productive.

Some questions to ponder for this are:

  • How did it feel when you got something accomplished?
  • Did it relieve a pressure or stress?
  • Did it excite you because it led to something else?
  • Did your accomplishment benefit someone else, and thus feel even more rewarding?

Write about the experience of the accomplishment, but also include the emotions you felt and why this accomplishment meant so much to you.

Reminding ourselves of all the amazing things we’ve done can put into perspective the times (such as writer’s block) when we feel anything but accomplished or productive.

Reading this post is an accomplishment! Opening your journal and jotting down a few lines is another. Keep the momentum rolling and see where it takes you.


An Ideal Outcome or Goal.

This is one of my favorites.

Think of a situation, an outcome or an event that you really, really want to happen.

Do you have something in mind?

Now, write about it like it’s already happening. Instead of using language like, “I wish,” “I hope” or “someday”, write as if it’s occurring in the present moment.

Visualize yourself achieving your ultimate dream, your number one goal.

Some questions to dig deep and spark your imagination are:

  • How does it feel?
  • What are the thoughts running through your head?
  • What do you tell your friends and family?
  • How do they react?
  • What happens next after you achieve this great goal?
  • How does your life change?

Before I wrote my first book, I visualized that book countless times. I could practically feel it in my hands.

So when the moment came that it was actually published, it didn’t feel surreal — it felt right. I knew it was my purpose and achieving it was just a piece of the puzzle.


Just thinking about these topics has me itching to pick up my journal and start writing!

Which will you choose?

Let us know some of your favorite writing and journaling topics in the comments below, and how you stay motivated to write!


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