Why I Write Every Morning
Updated: Nov 19, 2020
I write every single morning. I really do.
The first thing I do when I open my eyes, is roll over to grab my pen and notebook. OK, some days my phone's vibration wakes me and I have to look to see if it's an important message (it's usually not). I try to ignore it though, whatever it is, and write.
I started doing this on January 1, 2020. It was a pact I made with a group of people who worked at the restaurant I used to work at. I was the only one who stuck with it. I'm not judging them. It doesn't stick with everyone. It didn't stick with me the first three times I tried it.
Where does this notion of writing every morning come from? It comes straight out of The Artists Way, by Julia Cameron. Truth be told, I have never actually finished The Artists Way. The farthest I've gotten is to week 9. One of these days, I might complete it. Maybe.
People who are interested in improving themselves and possibly helping others often steal ideas from other people and make them their own. I am giving Julia Cameron credit for this morning pages thing, though I'm thinking she probably got it from someone else.
If you're curious about writing and what it can do for you, I'm happy to talk about it more.
**In fact, I encourage you to sign up for an upcoming writing workshop I'm holding where you will be able to practice this skill- for free.
For now, here is a list explaining why I think this activity is the bees knees.
So, why do I write every morning?
I can usually remember my dreams. Dreams are the keys to unlocking the subconscious. If I write them down, maybe I can get to know myself a little better. Scary thought, but so cool.
I start the day with a clean, fresh slate. I let it all out, put it away, and never look at it again.
I have a place I can write affirmations for the day. Writing it down makes it real somehow.