The Morning Pages technique acts as a mind dump to get rid of the clutter in your brain.
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3 pages of longhand writing, strictly stream-of-conscious, done as soon as one wakes.
They are not meant to be art. Or even writing. They need not be smart, or funny, or particularly deep. It's a form of “brain drain”, a way to expel all that angry, petty stuff that spirals through our subconscious and muddies our days.
People work an average of 45 hours a week; they consider about 17 of those hours to be unproductive.