It’s not always an easy beginning on the road to your new creative journey, or even to stay motivated if you are already on that path. Luckily there are ways to help in either case.
A tool that I began using many years ago comes from a book called “The Artist’s Way” by Julia Cameron. The morning pages include three pages of stream of consciousness writing that is done every morning before starting your day. Although I used to write in a “diary” ever since I was a teen I’d never used this method. Writing in the morning allows you to get so much off of your mind so that you can focus on your goals!
The mind can be very tricky and has the ability to make it seem like the thoughts that have nothing to do with our goals or what we are creating are more important than the goal we have set. These thoughts can include the monstrous to do list, doubts, fears, relationships, bills, money, etc. But you know deep down inside that its very important for you to use your time and energy to write, sing, draw, paint, act, etc.
I remember after a certain point of consistently writing the morning pages, I felt the urge to write them everyday. This was a dedicated time for me to get all of my thoughts out of my mind and on the page.
It was a very therapeutic process, where I’d write down all of my worries, hopes, dreams and fears. This also lead to a meditation practice, a Yoga practice, and receiving a Fine Arts degree in Studio art, so it works!
While writing, I’d also receive messages and guidance from up above. Whether you are spiritual/religious or not, there is a higher level of consciousness that can be accessed with a clear mind. This method allows you to really dig deep and get to the core of your essence, clear your mind, see growth in yourself and break through those creative blocks!
Find out more about the Morning Pages and The Artist’s Way below!