a super lonely time when I lived overseas, a time when everyone thought I should have been oh! I love to write with my fountain pens on wide rule – also my journaling. Preferably three notebook pages worth, nonstop (there’s a reason three pages … My Morning Pages has a friend — my already established daily routine. You actually can write your pages any time of the day, but it’s good to set a schedule. I remember a couple years ago when that wasn’t the case. This is where it can get a little academic and you might sound like you’re trying to please your picky sophomore English teacher. morning pages done! https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07FCH8FSW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_YyrTBbYA0757G. It didn’t have the pre-printed page numbers, but I can write a lot of page numbers for a $15 saving. Your email address will not be published. By using her bullet journal as an outlet for her art, she has been able to unlock creative energy that has helped her blossom into a fantastic artist. If you're looking for inspiration to help you get ready for the new year, you can check out all of my new year bullet journal and productivity content in one convenient place! It’s a good feeling and I like knowing I can take care of myself like that. I’m several months into my first bullet journal–a Mead 5-squares/inch composition book I got for a dollar during the back to school sales. And so on. There’s something about writing before you’re fully awake, before you’ve turned on your internal editor or raised your invisible “wall” against the world, that helps you connect with your inner compass or internal radar. I found one by Fabriano for $5, and felt very smart. Additionally, it comes equipped with 90gsm ivory brushed vellum to prevent bleeding while also providing the pages with an incredibly satisfying feel. This notebook from Rhodia is a solid choice for someone that wants a blank canvas. Created by writing and creativity coach, Julia Cameron, Morning Pages are three hand-written stream-of-consciousness pages you write first thing when you wake up in the morning, before you do anything else. Available in ten different color combinations at an affordable price, Scribbles That Matter is a great option. Years ago I loved the classic writing books Writing Down the Bones and Wild Mind by Natalie Goldberg. First thing when you wake up, grab your Morning Pages journal and write three stream-of-consciousness pag… I say “fortunately” because, when I got to the 3rd sheet (page 5&6), the 1st sheet started to detach from the binding. Old library book repair practice ) This journal also stands up to being banged about in a bag with lots of other books, papers, and junk. Staple binding is used for thinner notebooks (roughly 64 pages or less). Here’s why I think three pages is the magic number: But even if it doesn’t come together, so what? The biggest difference between the official version and the standard 1917 (discussed below) is the preprinted pages. Amazing paper quality for someone wanting to do a lot of art in their journal! I probably have about 5, half-filled notebooks I used as morning pages in the past few years, but I love … This notebook has hearty 100gsm paper that is strong enough to handle most pens with little trouble. If you have kids, a family, early-morning clients, etc., sometimes you just can’t find early time to write. And firm binding ensures pages don't get peeled away from... Large classic notebook with 240 blank pages (front and back) for notes, sketches, musings, and more, Archival-quality pages made from acid-free paper—resists damage from light and air, Cardboard bound cover with rounded corners for a finished look, Integrated bookmark; elastic closure helps keep notebook securely closed, INKPROOF PAPER: Medium (A5) notebooks have 80 gsm paper, which is equatable to 60lb stock, and has 249 numbered pages, VARIOUS COLOR OPTIONS: The size and range of colours make them ideal companions for all walks of life. That being said, a lot of people freeze up as soon as they think they have to write something – their writing voice gets formal, and they edit themselves before they even begin to write. But like I said: there are no rules, so if you want to use the prompts a different way, have at it! 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