Well, usually it’s a Morning Page. Okay an Afternoon Page.
“Morning Pages are three pages of longhand, stream of consciousness writing, done first thing in the morning.
*There is no wrong way to do Morning Pages*– they are not high art. They are not even “writing.” They are about anything and everything that crosses your mind– and they are for your eyes only. Morning Pages provoke, clarify, comfort, cajole, prioritize and synchronize the day at hand. Do not over-think Morning Pages: just put three pages of anything on the page…and then do three more pages tomorrow.”
I first discovered this idea in The Artist’s Way back in the *coughs* 90s.
I’m not very in touch with my feelings and often don’t know what I think or feel until I write it or hear myself say it. Morning/Afternoon Page(s) help me make that connection.
It’s like removing a layer of sludge from the Nutella jar, so you can get to the good stuff.