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To practice this strategy, you might like to buy yourself a special journal and pen and set aside time to regularly write about your experience throughout this program. Allow yourself a minimum of 20 minutes and write what you can.
“Morning Pages are three pages of longhand, steam of consciousness writing, done first thing in the morning. There is no wrong way to do Morning Pages – they are not high art. They are not even ’writing’. They are about anything and everything that crosses your mind and they are for your eyes only. Morning Pages provoke, clarify, comfort, cajole, prioritize and synchronize the day at hand. Do not over-think Morning Pages: just put three pages of anything on the pages… and then do three more pages tomorrow.” – Julia Cameron.
While considering this activity, you might like to pay attention to your thoughts. Are you excited about this? Daunted? Uninspired? By allowing yourself to give thought to the activity you’ve got a greater chance of:
Make a note in your journal about what this activity reminds you of. If you come up against the “I’ve got nothing to write” I want to reassure you that the mere act of writing will free up your thinking as Julia Cameron advises. And who knows what you may uncover!