Morning pages

Morning pages

Morning pages are 3 pages that record stream of consciousness thoughts, to help you untangle your mind.

The process is simple: you just have to sit down in the morning with paper and pen and write everything that crosses your mind, until you fill 3 pages.

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Editing’s not allowed

Don’t check your spelling or grammar. Let your writing be no more than a simple draft. You're not making art, you're just engaging in a problem-solving process. 

This unstructured, unedited writing reflects your feelings and observations.

Stick to it

Writing morning pages is supposed to be simple.

To make sure you stick to your writing ritual, wake up and don’t do anything else. Grab a notebook and write the pages.

  • Identify your most challenging assignment
  • Get through the tough assignment. Start working on the project at the end of the workday. But don't finish.
  • Sleep. Let the brain do his thing.
  • Wake up and dump your thoughts onto paper.

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Expressive writing is writing for the purpose of putting your own thoughts and feelings into words and it can be a powerful way to enhance overall wellbeing.

It focuses on expressing and describing your emotional experiences. This method doesn’t worry itself with the rules of writing, grammar, and spelling.

Morning Pages for a productive day

The Morning Pages technique acts as a mind dump to get rid of the clutter in your brain.

  • Every morning, take a pen and 3 blank pages and fill up those free blank pages with words.
  • This makes you slow down at the start of the day and clear your mind of all the junk that's floating around in it.
Organize Your Thoughts Before Writing

While there's something to be said for spontaneous writing, it really helps if you sit down and organize your thoughts beforehand. 

No matter your favorite method of organizing yourself, you'll find that putting together long-form pieces is much easier with a rough outline to work from.

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