How to Begin a Self-Care Journal Ritual That Will Change Your Life


Discover How Writing 3 Pages Every Morning Will Transform Your Life

Can writing 3 pages in the morning really change my life? I asked myself this question when I first heard about the Morning Pages. After doing this self-care journal ritual for several months I can confidently say the answer is a resounding ‘Yes, it can.’

The best part? You can feel more productive, creative, focused, and relaxed on the first day. (and no, writing 3 pages isn’t as you might think.)

All you need to do to start your self-care journal ritual is commit to writing 3 pages by hand every day. Simply get your thoughts out onto the pages and experience the benefits of this transformative practice.

Yup, that’s it! Morning Pages is a simple, daily self-care journal ritual that can change your life. This ritual creates space for you to get all of your thoughts out on paper, clear your mind and start your day free from stress or anxiety.

If you are ready to overcome self-doubt and start your day focused and fresh, then this morning self-care ritual is for you.

morning pages a daily self care journal ritual that will change your life

I came across Morning Pages in the book, ‘The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Path to Creativity’ by Julia Cameron. Intrigued, I began the practice the very next day. The changes were immediate. I felt clearer – as if my mind had been swept clean. Even on that first day, I felt more relaxed, productive, and creative.

Needless to say, I was hooked.

>>Read a NY Times article on Julia Cameron and Morning Pages here

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How Morning Pages Can Help You

Discovering how to do your Morning Pages will give you an outlet to release the endless chatter going on in your mind and give your new perspectives about everything happening in your life.

In the past, I struggled with anxious thoughts and a lack of motivation. Adding in this self-care journaling ritual has helped me regain my inner peace and access my creativity.

Before I found the Morning Pages, I was going through a rough patch. I had just come back to America after 9 months in India and I didn’t know what would come next for my partner and me.

Every morning, I woke up feeling anxious, my head swimming with worries. I struggled to move past my morning anxiety and I lost my motivation for a regular yoga and meditation practice.

Without a stable self-care practice as apart of my morning routine, I grew irritable, unmotivated, and lethargic. I wanted to get back on track – but how?

I just needed a step to help me overcome the self-doubt, worries, and over-thinking that were sabotaging my day. That’s when this daily journaling ritual came to my rescue.

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Morning Pages allow me to get everything out, see the truth, and release what is no longer serving me.

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After my daily self-care journal practice, I feel inspired to embrace life and connected to my truth. I have the energy for yoga and creating again. I’ve noticed that I am kinder and more patient with others – and myself.

With the Morning Pages, I have a beautiful transition from the ‘dream’ world to the ‘real’ world, no matter what my day holds.

Here’s How to Do Your Daily Self-Care Journal Ritual:

1.Write first thing in the morning

2.Write your pages by hand

3. Be authentic and write in ‘stream of consciousness’ writing

Sit Down to Write 3 Pages First Thing in the Morning

Start with this healthy, Ayurvedic, self-care morning routine, and then get into your Morning Pages ASAP.

You know those first few minutes of the day when you’re conscious mind hasn’t quite kicked in yet?

That freshness when you first wake up is the ideal time for ‘stream of consciousness’ writing. Your mind hasn’t been clouded with distractions yet which can mean a better link to your subconscious thoughts. This allows your writing to be more revealing and, in turn, helps you uncover new perspectives, and connect to your inner voice.

If you get distracted by email, Instagram, Pinterest, or any other outside influences, your writing will be affected and the practice won’t be as effective.

Find a cozy spot and settle in with your journal and pen BEFORE you dive into your other daily activities.

Write Your Morning Pages By Hand

When you write your Morning Pages, it’s important you write them the old-fashioned way, with pen and paper.

The way you connect to typing on laptops and cell phones is different than when you write with pen and paper. Writing in your own handwriting allows you to better connect to the thoughts you are expressing, and opens you up for the beautiful perspective changes you can experience through this simple journaling practice.

This doesn’t mean you need to worry about having perfect handwriting though. This journaling ritual is about getting your thoughts from your head to the paper. Your pages are not for anyone else to read, and you shouldn’t look back at them either.

Write in ‘Stream of Consciousness’

It’s okay to be messy and nonsensical. There may be times when you write what seems like absolute nonsense because you jump around so much, but it’s perfectly fine.

Just be authentic and focus on letting everything pour out onto the page because that’s what stream of consciousness writing (and the Morning Pages) is all about.

As I mentioned before, these pages are only for you. You shouldn’t plan what to say or attempt some well-written journal entry here.

Some people use prompts, but I recommend writing things as they come to mind and without taking breaks. Let your writing style be free-flowing and judgment-free.

And that’s it! All you have to do is write three pages in the morning. Overall, It doesn’t sound like much, but this simple daily self-care journal ritual can transform your life, just like it did for me.

Thank you for being here,

Rebecca

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