It’s more of a practice than a “thing” — and it’s a transformational practice at that.
Morning Pages is when you put pen to paper first thing in the morning and write a stream of consciousness that lasts several pages. You jot down anything and everything crossing your mind — there’s no wrong way to do it. Morning Pages are for your eyes only, so you don’t need to worry about proper grammar, sentence structure, or anything at all other than emptying your thoughts onto paper.
Morning Pages are meant to provoke, clarify, comfort, prioritize and synchronize the day at hand. This can help you feel less anxious by putting your fears and concerns on paper, and it can also contribute to noticing patterns of what’s on your mind.
The key is not to overthink it: just write three or more pages of anything at all, and continue the practice each morning.
Have you ever given Morning Pages a try?
In my practice with Morning Pages I found that at the beginning I had jibber jabber written down, not knowing at all how to start. But, as I continued to do the pages I found that something would pop into my mind and what I would write turned out to be very helpful in resolving something that was going on in my life or helped clarify something that I was thinking about a lot.