Hello friends and family.....So there's this fad called "morning pages". It's supposed to be some kind of way to empty your mind of all the jumbled thoughts. How it works is, each morning you sit down before you begin your day and write three pages of random thoughts.
Whatever pops into your pretty little head. There's no rhyme or reason, it's not supposed to be a story or a thought out sentence, it could even be just one word. Let me give you an example : I'm tired. It's hot. I have to run errands today. Thinking of my dog. So see, no rhyme or reason just words on a page.
The supposed goal of this is to empty your thoughts and it's 'supposed' to make you more creative, clean up the mind clutter so you can think better etc. Well for me, this is hmm, let's just say, maybe I'm just too old to get it. I have never 'lived in my head' for long my entire life. Personally I think that's what is wrong with a lot of the younger generation.
I tried to do it and I did it two days and they weren't in a row and the third time I tried it my brain said, "are you kidding me? who has time for this silliness.". Now please accept my apology if you do this and it works for you but my own personal opinion is I think it's just silly.
The one thing I have done in the past which has helped me actually sleep better is called a "brain dump". So many of us go to bed at night exhausted from the days activities and chores but yet when our heads hit the pillow the brain starts racing and we can't sleep.
With a brain dump you get yourself a notebook or any piece of paper and write down every single thing you're thinking at the moment. At first I thought it would just be another 'ridiculous millennial thing' but this one, actually works. It can also be exhausting writing down all the thoughts that are swirling around our heads but you'd be surprised what putting them on paper can do for you.
So what is the difference between "morning pages" and a "brain dump"? Morning pages has no rhyme or reason, no structure whereas a 'brain dump' is just that. We don't think in one word answers, we don't think without sentence structure and a brain dump is I guess like a diary and it helps.
How about you? Do you do either of these? Have you ever tried it? Would you try it? If you have or do, what do you think of it?