August 18, 2019
I recently started this audio book called “168 Hours” by Laura Vauderkam. I was looking at my own hours of the day and how I spent it. The thoughts actually came up while I was binge watching another television series on a weeknight. Hours wasted to something that doesn’t change anything for me. That light bulb moment when I had to take a step forward and not stay still. I am still a work in progress.
So during one of the audio book chapters it mention her website which I went to and was reading bits of her blog when I came across something about the “The Artists Way” by Julia Cameron. I had never heard of her before so of course I went online and Googled what I could find. That led me to her blog and this thing about “morning pages”. A free form, free thought writing habit to develop. It is suppose to get all the thoughts that clutter your mind in the mornings out to free you up for being more creative later in the day. Interesting concept.
I realized that it is similar to the journaling exercises that my psychologist had me doing when we first started my sessions. Except the journaling turned into a trigger point for me when I would go back and reread what I wrote during my heavy depression and anxiety moments. I had to stop. I ended up deleting two years of writing to avoid looking at it. That was a freeing moment.
So with this writing exercise I will follow the directions of just writing whatever comes to mind. Not worrying about the flow, the spelling, or the context of the writing. Except I will be leaving the negative thoughts out because I know where those come from and refuse to let them to back into my thought processes again. They are always the same. I will not give them a voice again.
So I will be posting them after I write them. Even though though this isn’t a part of the exercise, I think typing them again, here, is important to my overall writing process. It will help to filter out the things holding me back. A place to release the thoughts into the void.
So thank you so much for stopping by.
Have an awesome week ahead!
Peace, love, happiness, and good vibes to you always.