As we navigate what is considered a "new normal", our ability to move forward with our creative practice is imperative for our well-being. In addition ito other daily activities, a morning pages or journaling practice is one way to stay centered and connect to our creative muse.
The phrase "morning pages" was made popular by Julia Cameron, the best-selling author of the book The Artist's Way in the early 90s. Morning pages are a stream-of-consciousness longhand journaling which is done first thing every morning on a daily basis. The idea is use the writing to as a mind "dump" of any thoughts that come out of your head as a way to start your day on a clean slate. Julia Cameron, created this approach to journaling as a way for people to spark their creativity and move past their creative blocks.
"Writing in a journal is an act of self-expression that is done periodically to record feelings and inspire ideas. Morning pages serve a deeper purpose. This type of journaling is a cathartic, ritualistic writing process that clears your mind, builds confidence, and creates a path for greater creativity."-Masterclass.com
Whether you choose to write the morning pages or some kind of daily journaling practice, there are four benefits for maintaining this kind of ritual:.
1. A daily writing practice helps you to clear your mind.
2. sA daily writing practice helps you to process emotion.
3. A daily writing practice can help you spark your creativity.
4. A daily writing practice can help silence your inner critic.
Want to start a daily morning pages or journaling practice but not sure how to start?
Or do you have a daily practice but not sure how it can unleash your creativity?