Have you ever heard of Morning Pages? It’s more of a practice than a “thing” — and it’s a transformational practice at that.
Morning Pages is when you put pen to paper first thing in the morning and write a stream of consciousness that lasts several pages. You jot down anything and everything crossing your mind — there’s no wrong way to do it. Morning Pages are for your eyes only, so you don’t need to worry about proper grammar, sentence structure, or anything at all other than emptying your thoughts onto paper.
Morning Pages are meant to provoke, clarify, comfort, prioritize and synchronize the day at hand. This can help you feel less anxious by putting your fears and concerns on paper, and it can also contribute to noticing patterns of what’s on your mind.
The key is not to overthink it: just write three or more pages of anything at all, and continue the practice each morning.
Have you ever given Morning Pages a try?