The first thing you’ve gotta get used to doing while following The Artist’s Way are the morning pages. Every morning the program requires that you write three pages of the first things that comes to mind. I’m three days in and wondering why I stopped the brain dump journaling so many years ago.
I used to do my morning pages on the bus ride into Downtown Denver every workday morning and with coffee on the weekends. I think I still have the notebooks around the house somewhere. I remember working for Qwest (U.S. West at the time) as a project manager back then. It was the most stressful and irritating job I’ve ever had. In hindsight, doing the morning pages probably saved my sanity.
Anyways, after dumping just 9 pages, I can feel the clutter in my brain chipping away, WHOORAY! Funny thing is though, I don’t remember what I wrote. You’re not supposed to go back and read over it. So I have to ask myself, how insignificant is the stuff I let clutter up my brain?