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3 Pages Every Morning: Why I Started a Daily Ritual and How I Stuck With It

Forming a new habit seems to be one of life’s greatest pains in the ass.

An Introduction to Morning Pages

“Late at night have you experienced a vision of the person you might become, the work you could accomplish, the realized being you were meant to be? Are you a writer who doesn’t write, a painter who doesn’t paint, an entrepreneur who never starts a venture? Then you know what Resistance is.”
Steven Pressfield

“Do not reread these pages or allow anyone else to read them. Ideally, stick them in a large manila envelope, or hide them somewhere.”

“Morning pages bring our hopes, dreams, fears, and confusions into focus. They point us toward areas that need attention. While some people may use the pages to face an addiction, others may find the pages leading them toward dreams they had never articulated. As we come into focus, our size and shape are often surprisingly large.”

How I Started a Daily Ritual and Stuck With It

1. It starts with a craving.

2. It continues by piggybacking it onto a current routine.

3. It sustains with a reward.



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Matthew Trinetti

Cofounder @londonwriterssalon. Facilitator, Education Designer, Consultant, TEDx speaker in a previous life. Sometimes writing: https://GiveLiveExplore.com.