Have you guys ever written morning pages before, have you even heard of it!? I’m not quite sure whether I heard of it or not, but i’ve never written anything on it before, now what I mean on that is when it comes to morning pages, I never thought about participating in it, today was kinda the first time I slightly participated in it, I say slightly, because I didn’t finish what I was writing and I seem to be doing that a lot actually, lately if I write in my thought journal, I don’t really finish writing out what at the time I wanted to write out, which i’m not exactly sure why I do that.
For those who aren’t familiar with morning pages, what they basically are is……..weeeell to me and maybe to a lot of others who’ve heard of them, they’re pretty much morning journal entries. I actually feel there’s a difference between regular journal entries and morning pages, journal entries you write whatever you want to write, it could be about what you’re feeling, what you’re happy about stuff like that, but with morning pages you pretty much just write everything that’s in your head when you wake up in the morning, so if you’re feeling crappy, you write it out, no filters or anything, just everything that’s going on in your head on a piece of paper. I tried doing that this morning…..okay it wasn’t in the morning it was more around 11am which to me is close to the afternoon, so I guess they were more afternoon pages than morning pages.
If you’re wondering why I decided to talk upon morning pages, i’ll try and it explain as best as I can…….sooo yesterday I kinda didn’t have the greatest night, like I was alright, it wasn’t a bad day, but I had a moment during the night where I started overthinking something and when I overthink, I don’t quite know how to stop myself from overthinking, which tends to put me in certain moods that I don’t like, I get very frustrated with myself and upset as well because of the fact that I constantly overthink things and although I really try not to, I still end up doing it and I don’t really understand why that is.
Back to why i’m talking about morning pages, while I was overthinking, this might sound weird but……….sometimes when I am feeling something, I like to google it, which I know isn’t probably the best thing in the world, because then you have different things telling you stuff that will cause you to overthink more and yeaaah, you guys know what I mean. Anyway so I looked up why I was overthinking so much and I found different articles on ways to stop overthinking and one of the tips was to start morning pages. Everything that is in your head during the morning just write it out, they even said it didn’t have to makes any sense, because we’d be the only ones reading it, they also said there’s no wrong way to write morning pages……..yet I felt this morning I wasn’t quite doing it right which is weird.
I was writing my thoughts, but I found myself trying to think about how to word everything and call me crazy or tell me i’m wrong, but I don’t think you’re meant to wonder on how to write morning pages, I think you’re just meant to just write and not think about how to write it, that’s why I felt I was doing it wrong………I mean like how do you mess up morning pages when all you have to do is write about everything that’s in your head, I just don’t understand it!?………and I have a thought journal where I write down my thoughts, but that journal I also tend to think about how to say things because i’m not good with words all that much. Is it just me or do any of you feel like that as well!? I hope i’m not the only one and if I am, well then I sure need to not try so hard if i’m gonna start writing morning pages don’t I!?
Hopefully all of this made sense somehow, have you guys ever tried morning pages or even heard of it, if so do you feel that it helps you get on with your day better or do you still find yourself overthinking certain things either way!?
All The Love ❤ ❤
Update: I actually finished writing my morning pages from earlier in my journal, so now it’s more of an evening pages, if that made sense……I wrote about 3-4 and a half pages of thoughts, so yeah, hope you all have a goodnight/morning and or evening.
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2 thoughts on “Morning Pages/Evening Pages”
How’s it working for you, Lexa? My friend called them “mourning” pages because she dumped everything negative into them. It seemed to help her though. I’ve tried it, and it helps me when I do it but I never keep up the habit. I think the lasting benefits come through making it a habit though.
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For me!?……I think it’s working okay, I don’t really keep up the habit of it either, I tend to only write them when i’m having a really rough day or if I feel my mindset isn’t on the right track……so just like your friend, I use my morning/evening pages for all things negative too. I feel maybe it’s working a bit though, but I agree with you on the whole if you keep up the habit of it, the results of how your feeling, will balance more on the positive side instead of the negatives you know!? Hope you’re having a good day Ryan ^_^