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Morning Pages

"Morning Pages" is a simple, yet transformative exercise designed by Julia Cameron to help you start your day with intention, clarity, and a sense of purpose.


In a world that moves at an increasingly rapid pace, it's all too easy to lose ourselves in the hustle and bustle of daily responsibilities. Whether it's work, relationships, or simply the omnipresent noise of modern life, distractions are everywhere. This exercise offers you a sanctuary—a sacred space where you can reconnect with yourself, even if it's just for 30 minutes each day.

People who regularly engage in "Morning Notes" often report a plethora of benefits, such as:​

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Mental Clarity

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Better Problem Solving Skills

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Reduced Stress

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Greater Self-Awareness

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Enhanced Creativity

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Stronger Focus and Purpose

Remember, the journey of self-discovery is a marathon, not a sprint. You may not notice immediate benefits, but the compound effect of daily journaling will eventually manifest in various aspects of your life.


So grab your pen and notebook, set your timer, and let your thoughts flow.​

How Morning Pages Work

[Here's a timer for you to use without a music track, as it's recommended the exercise is done in silence. Or, if you prefer music, scroll to the bottom for 30 minutes of writing jams.]

​Purpose + Timing

Morning Pages are meant to be written first thing in the morning, ideally right after waking up. The idea is to capture your stream of consciousness before the activities and concerns of the day have a chance to intrude upon your thoughts. Thirty minutes is recommended, but even if you only have 15 minutes for now to spare it's a great start.


​Longhand Writing


According to Cameron, Morning Pages should be written longhand, not typed. The tactile experience of writing is believed to engage the brain differently, allowing for a deeper connection with your thoughts and emotions.

Three Pages


Morning Pages are traditionally three pages long. It doesn't matter how big or small your handwriting is, the act of filling three pages forces you to move past superficial thoughts and dig deeper.



The writing is not meant to be structured or edited. Grammar, spelling, and punctuation are not important in this exercise. The goal is to write as freely and quickly as possible.



Morning Pages are for your eyes only. You should not plan to show them to anyone else, as the freedom to write candidly is crucial to the exercise. Some people even prefer to never read their own Morning Pages, treating them as a form of mental "brain drain" rather than a document to revisit.



Julia Cameron emphasizes that consistency is crucial. Morning Pages are most effective when done daily, serving as a form of ongoing self-discovery and emotional regulation.



You can write about anything that crosses your mind. It could be about your feelings, tasks for the day, unresolved issues, dreams, or even random thoughts and observations. The objective is to let what comes, come.



The ultimate goal of Morning Pages is to clear your mind and unlock your creativity. The exercise is meant to help you understand what's bothering you, identify what makes you happy, and come to terms with unresolved issues.​​

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