07/30 – it’s the little things

Journaling practice has been one of my favourite activities, a ‘me time’ which always brings me comfort. I’ve done it for many years, on and off, but more constant during the last 10 years. I call it “morning pages” referring to Julia Cameron’s book The Artist’s Way when I write early mornings.

Morning Pages are three pages of longhand, stream of consciousness writing,

done first thing in the morning. *There is no wrong way to do Morning Pages*–

they are not high art. They are not even “writing.” They are about

anything and everything that crosses your mind– and they are for your eyes

only. Morning Pages provoke, clarify, comfort, cajole, prioritize and

synchronize the day at hand. Do not over-think Morning Pages: just put

three pages of anything on the page…and then do three more pages tomorrow.

Julia Cameron

I also love to add images to my journal pages, or simply a layer of washi tape. It will depend if I find an image that goes well with my feelings at that moment.

Little things such as a notebook and a pen provide me with so much joy.

I’d love to know if you also write down your thoughts.

6 responses to “07/30 – it’s the little things”

  1. What a lovely post! Can I recommend another great book titled The New Diary? It covers all the techniques you have here, which involve scrapbooking and tons of other interesting techniques to tease out your inner self’s true thoughts.

    I’m loving how your journal looks, by the way! Mine is just walls of text, but I plan to explore other forms of journalling like making lists or sketching. And yes, it’s weird how pen and paper can bring so much joy!

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    • Thanks, Stuart! Journaling has its mysteries! I’ll check The New Diary out, it should be great! Sometimes I only use words, but images really make a difference. Good journaling for you!

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