Stuck in a creative blackhole?
Write 3 sides of A5 each morning.
See how it clears your mind. How it opens your creative floodgates. How it can rescue you from the brink of creative despair.
Julia Cameron, author of The Artist's Way, introduced morning pages to the world.
“Progress, not perfection, is what we should be asking of ourselves.” - Julia Cameron
Morning pages is a tool to clear the mental weeds from your brain each morning.
The pen touches the paper and you write. You write without concern for what spiel is spewing from your warped mind. You write without fear of judgment, because no one will ever see this. You write for 3 pages, then you stop. And you never look at what you've written again.
Throw the pages away. They're of no use to you now.
This is not a journal tracking your movement on any particular day. It's a creative garbage truck to clear away any mental junk residue left from the day before.
This morning I woke up feeling stuck. It usually happens when I've nothing planned in the calendar. But I did my morning pages, closed the book and immediately started writing this post. That's the power of morning pages.
So, what are you waiting for?
Read The Artist's Way, and start doing morning pages.