What to do the next time you can’t think of what to blog about.


Take a nap. It works for me about 90% of the time. Usually I wake up with at least one great idea for a blog post.

When I got home from work tonight, I had no idea what to write about. I was tired so I took a nap and now I have two ideas–this post and the one I’m about to write, which will be a lot longer.

Your brain is like a computer. While you sleep, your brain performs maintenance tasks–the biological equivalents of defragmenting and disc clean-up. More space is allotted in your conscious mind for ideas to bubble up from your unconscious mind that were trapped there before and you couldn’t access.

It always surprises me how often I’ll wake up from a nap with some idea I’m just itching to write about, but before I went to sleep it just wasn’t there.

So next time you can’t think of any ideas to write about, try taking a nap. I bet it will work for you too.


About luckyotter

Recovering from BPD and C-PTSD due to narcissistic abuse from childhood. Married to a sociopath for 20 years. Proud INFJ, Enneagram type 4w5. Animal lover, music lover, cat mom, unapologetic geek, fan of the absurd, progressive Catholic, mom to 2, mental illness stigma activist, anti-Trumper. #RESISTANCE
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4 Responses to What to do the next time you can’t think of what to blog about.

  1. KayCee says:

    My only problem with napping is my brain won’t shut down long enough to actually sleep and right when I’m about to fall asleep, I get great ideas but I’m too lazy to get up and joy anything down and once I fall asleep, I don’t remember the idea I had 🙈. I know I need to change lol I even sleep with a notepad so I can jot down ideas, phone included but the lure of sleep is always too much. I can’t be helped

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    • luckyotter says:

      Oh, I just hate getting a great idea when I’m trying to sleep. Some nights my brain races too and I can’t sleep. Most of the time I have no problems falling asleep though. It’s one of my favorite activities lol.
      Keeping a notebook next to the bed is a good idea.

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  2. Just Plain Ol' Vic says:

    Just another perfectly legit reason to take a nap! Adding it to my list 😉

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