If you're stuck in a creative rut and need help jumpstarting your ideas, morning pages might be just the thing. Developed by The Artist's Way author Julia Cameron, this daily practice has proved itself to be an invaluable tool for regaining perspective and unlocking inspiration. I've recently returned to doing my morning pages routine and trust me when I say it truly works wonders.
- How do I do morning pages?
Morning Pages are three pages of longhand stream of consciousness writing done first thing in the morning. You wake up and immediately start writing. Don’t give yourself time to think, just write whatever comes to mind and when the 3 pages are up you’re finished. They offer an outlet for whatever thoughts, feelings, and emotions come to mind without fear of judgement or criticism. It's important to note that they are not high art and they do not need to be perfect. They're simply an opportunity to express yourself without any external pressures. Write fast with the mentality that you’ll never read these pages again. They are designed to be a word dump, so don’t worry about grammar or sentence structure. Just let the words flow.
- The benefits of morning pages
Whether you're feeling stuck, unmotivated, or weighed down by stress and anxiety- Morning Pages will help! This practice has been known to provide clarity during the day, offer motivation for goal setting and even act as an outlet for negative emotions. And with keeping track of your progress over time; soon enough you'll be able to see just how far this little ritual could take you.
- Unleashing your creativity
If you’re looking for a way to enhance or rediscover your creativity, consider trying morning pages. This simple practice can help center and focus your mind so that you can be more intentional with your day. By doing a word dump first thing in the morning, you free up your mind to bring about more creativity. Give it a try and see how it works for you. You never know what brilliance will be unleashed!