Morning Ritual Challenge
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 writing process that:
Enables you to clear your mind. When you wake up, your mind is swimming with thoughts from the previous night. When you write off the top of your head first thing in the morning, the words that spill out onto the blank page will no longer be taking up space in your brain, and you can approach the rest of the day with more clarity.
Allow you to process emotions: Life can be overwhelming. On top of personal stress, we are bombarded with heavy information in the news. It’s okay to grieve and process these stories. Morning pages give you the space to do this, freeing your mind from information that can weigh you down and affect your productivity and your life.
Unleashes your creativity: By writing morning pages, you’re establishing a routine that will help you find a way to make time for your creative self. Once you get into the habit of writing morning pages, your creative endeavors will come easier.
Boosts self-confidence: We can be our own worst critics. Stream-of-consciousness writing accesses only what’s on your brain at that moment, leaving no room for self-criticism or judgement. Giving yourself that space creates the habit of accepting yourself, and all your imperfections, even more throughout the day.
Watch the video above for more information about this practice.
Ideally this becomes part of a regular morning routine. If you can, dedicate a special notebook for this practice. Make sure to push yourself to write for at least 3 pages, without worrying about grammar, spelling or coherence. This is about giving yourself the freedom to write freely!