Clearing my head 🌸 with the help of Morning pages
I stopped doing my morning pages about 4 months ago and I really notice the difference.
When I’m practicing them
🌠I have a clearer head it’s like a brain dump every morning
🌠 Ideas flow to me
🌠I remember things I need to do
How to do your morning pages
🌸The idea is sit down pretty much as soon as you get up. Often after getting a cuppa. It can be done at anytime of the day it will still benefit. By doing it in the morning it helps to catch all the thoughts that have been rolling around your head overnight.
🌸You write a constant stream of thoughts and fill three A4 size pages.
N🌸It’s like a type of meditation really. You are writing whatever thought comes to your head & if nothing comes you write ‘I don’t know what to write’ until something pops up again.
🌸 This clears your mind & brings up so many great ideas.
Creative people often use this technique & it was coined by Julia Cameron in her book/course the artists way.
Which I recommend and recently got free. I also saw a collection of her three books in one book “The complete Artists way – Creativity as a Spiritual Practice“, at the library and it also looks great.
I’ve been back doing morning pages this week.
What are your morning non negotiables?
Let me know in the comments below
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Here are three simple things that you can add to your morning routine to start your day right.
1. Start the day with Gratitude
As you step out of bed. Think of 3 things you are grateful for. As you walk to the bathroom or wherever you head to first, say ‘thank you’ with each step you take. Life will give you more of that which you appreciate. You can also write these 3 things down in your journal or create a gratitude journal if you wish.
2. Rehydrate, refresh, reboot
Have a nice warm glass of water with a lemon wedge squeezed into it. This will help rehydrate you, it’s got vitamin c in it & it will get your metabolism into gear for the day.
3. Have a good stretch.
Whether you are a morning exerciser or not, spend some time just stretching. It can help to go from toe to head stretching each area ‘in order’ to get it all covered & so you can remember where you are up to. Ankles, calves, quads, hamstrings, hips, back, chest, triceps, neck. Something like that just do the stretches you know for each area & hold them for a decent length of time.
Bonus – Morning pages
This is where you sit down pretty much as soon as you get up . ( in this case it would be before the stretching). You write a constant stream of thoughts & write 3 A4 size pages. It’s like a type of meditation really. You are writing whatever thought comes to your head & if nothing comes you write ‘I don’t know what to write’ until something pops up again. This clears your mind & brings up so many great ideas. Creative people often use this technique & it was via Julia Cameron that I first heard about it.
Lavendaire also did a video about morning pages
💗 Let me know in the comments below what your favourite morning ritual is?