About a year ago, I wrote a post on Procrastinating Writers called, Morning Pages: Results From My Two-Week Experiment. Since then, the experiment has really been taken to a new level.
In case you don’t already know what they are, Morning Pages are three hand-written, stream-of-consciousness pages you write every day when you wake up before you do anything else.
Created by writer and creativity teacher, Julia Cameron, Morning Pages are one of the most simple and effective creative unblocking tools I’ve come across (and believe me, I’ve done the legwork).
Morning Pages: Why Do Them In The First Place?
My interest was piqued in Morning Pages after reading The Artist’s Way (and then later reading The Writing Diet). Could hand-writing three pages first thing every day really make that big of a difference?
Turns out, yeah, it can. The results from my two-week experiment speak for themselves:
- A much more positive attitude
- Fewer complaints
- A clearer, more focused mind
- The unclogging of my entire life, which allowed my creativity to flourish
(To see the rest of the results, read the post.)
While these results probably sound too good to be true, I promise you they’re not. And although everyone’s results will be different, they will all be similar in the fact that your creativity will be unblocked.
But what happens if you’re writing your Morning Pages and then suddenly you stop? How will that change things for you?