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

Less, but better – a TFW ping 🔔

There’s so much I want to do. I need to focus on fewer things. Do less but better. I want quality but I need to work quickly. Maybe I need to be less fussy. Maybe I need more discipline. My problem is I have too many creative ideas and don’t know how to prioritise them… Continue reading Less, but better – a TFW ping 🔔

Awareness, Routine and Truth – A Creative Process Developed Over Three Decades ✍️

This is my thing, but aspects of it might work for you, too. Dawn. Image courtesy of the author. This is the routine I’ve developed over the course of 30 years writing as an adult. I'd say it suits me, but perhaps it would be more accurate to suggest it’s the inevitable result of who… Continue reading Awareness, Routine and Truth – A Creative Process Developed Over Three Decades ✍️

The Evening Check-in ✍🏻 Reflecting on the Day

A valuable companion to morning pages Image courtesy of the author We rush through life: wake up, check the phone, walk the dog, dash to work, grab a coffee, lunch at the desk, trawl through emails, go home, have a quick dinner, watch a bit of telly, then sleep for a few hours until we… Continue reading The Evening Check-in ✍🏻 Reflecting on the Day

Morning Pages ✍🏻

In a previous post, I mentioned morning pages; if you’re not familiar with the idea, this is what it’s all about. The term “morning pages” comes from Julia Cameron’s book The Artist’s Way. This is an inspirational book for anyone interested in exploring creativity, or who feels their creative impulse is floundering. I was first… Continue reading Morning Pages ✍🏻

How Julie’s Subconscious Memo Helped Reduce Her Stress 📄

When Julie was writing in her notebook recently, a nine-word observation by her subconscious appeared on the page. As a result, she made a simple change that has reduced her everyday stress. Each evening, Julie prepares four sides of paper in her notebook. Three are for her morning pages – the stream-of-consciousness brain dump long… Continue reading How Julie’s Subconscious Memo Helped Reduce Her Stress 📄