The idea of a morning routine was first introduced to me by my teacher Emily a few years back.
Every Monday and Wednesday morning we’d practice yoga together on the terraza and many times she mentioned how her morning routine served her in such a way that it impacted her whole day.
She suggested an exercise called Morning Pages (writing three pages of conscious streaming) in addition to meditation and/or an asana practice.
I dabbled with Morning Pages while traveling in Mexico with my partner last January. Ticol and I decided to both participate in this AM exercise during the trip, he had his new Oaxacan notebook and I had mine.
Perhaps starting while traveling was a brilliant way to get into the practice, as it felt more like a luxury (having no agenda to abide by) vs. a chore or commitment. Both of us made individual observations with personal and professional goals and ironed out details regarding small random stuff that influenced big random stuff.
Then vacation ended as well as morning pages! Life took over, responsibilities kicked in and our fun Mexican notebooks remained untouched while the brain clutter came pouring in.
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