I’m happy to report that so far I’ve succeeded 15 times with morning pages. Sure, that means I’ve missed a few days, but I’ve succeeded so many more of them. More importantly, I’m building the habit, which is my first level goal with this practice. So it’s a win despite the stumbles.
One of the many nice things about being in charge of my own objectives is that I can change the rules. To adjust for the setback, my goal is no longer morning pages for one calendar year but rather morning pages for 365 days. And! Because mornings are sometimes not do-able (like when I’m up until 3 a.m.), these are now simply daily pages. Voilà. New metrics established.
The shift in the content has been fun. Since at first I’d been focused on doing these in the morning, most pages turned out to be a dream log. The last couple of days, though, I’ve done half of the pages in the morning and half in the afternoon. Results: I ended up with bits of dreams, a writing exercise, and some random stream-of-consciousness rambling. The variety is interesting.
Let’s see how this experiment progresses. So far, I’m liking it.