The SECRETS of MORNING PAGES!

Notes from the unconscious – and what to do about them… Read on, or watch the video! https://youtu.be/-RzWlWCDtAw In her book The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron says it’s okay for morning pages to be repetitive and self-indulgent. I’ve noticed that I do tend to write the same things down over and over again. Things are… Continue reading The SECRETS of MORNING PAGES!

Expressive writing …the reasons why, and the benefits

Read on, or watch the video! https://youtu.be/f1ggZkpf_NM With our busy lives, and all the associated stresses and strains, taking the time to sit, examine our thoughts and feelings, and then write about them, can seem like an unjustifiable luxury. It can also feel a bit scary.But writing things down has proven therapeutic benefits. Talking is… Continue reading Expressive writing …the reasons why, and the benefits

Daily Journaling – the Evening Check-in ✍️

A useful companion to morning pages Read on, or watch the video! https://youtu.be/2s3NGiWkL_Q Today I want to talk to you about the evening check-in. What’s the evening check-in? Well it’s a similar but very different companion to morning pages. At its simplest, the evening check-in is a reflection on the day. While your morning pages… Continue reading Daily Journaling – the Evening Check-in ✍️

MORNING PAGES! My experience and the benefits…

Morning pages is a concept from Julia Cameron’s book The Artist’s Way. Writing morning pages has many benefits, but some people don’t find it easy, so I thought I’d share my journey with morning pages, my technique, how I lay out my notebook – why I use four pages instead of three! – and how I… Continue reading MORNING PAGES! My experience and the benefits…

Three ways to MAXIMISE YOUR JOURNALING

Journaling is a hugely beneficial activity that offers an opportunity for reflection, self-expression and personal insight. Here’s my three tips for making the most of your journaling, and a challenge at the end… https://youtu.be/nhxiYQWgjIY Click above to see the accompanying video on The Overthinker YouTube channel 1. Write for you Journals are personal things. People… Continue reading Three ways to MAXIMISE YOUR JOURNALING

Doing too much

When will I take notice? Image courtesy of the author The above note appeared in my morning pages today. It's something that crops up a lot. I don't know how many times I have to tell myself this before I take notice, or fully acknowledge the level to which I overload myself. Possible reasons: There… Continue reading Doing too much

Writing to Focus the Lens – a TFW Ping 🔔

If it’s not written down it doesn’t exist You may have a manifesto, a plan or a strategy. There may be things you want to do. You might have a great idea for something that could change your life — or other people’s lives. Perhaps you have strong feelings about something. Or someone. Or maybe… Continue reading Writing to Focus the Lens – a TFW Ping 🔔

Journaling for an Evening Check-in

A useful companion to morning pages This TFW is about the evening check-in. Click above for the YouTube video, or read the text below. As soon as we wake up in the morning, we pick up our phone and start scrolling through social media, the news, twitter, immediately filling our mind with other people’s thoughts.… Continue reading Journaling for an Evening Check-in