Day 1: Automatic Writing

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Welcome do day 1 of the 7 Day Creativity Reset Challenge!

Your first assignment is to start word dumping, or as I like to refer to it as automatic writing.

Let your pen do the work. That’s it, you’re just going to sit down, and write a minimum of 3-4 pages without letting you pen lift off the page. Even if you don’t know what you’re going to write, keep going. In the beginning, this may look like a list of things you need to do today, thoughts you can’t get out of your head, or a recap of your dreams or your day yesterday. The point is not to judge what you’re writing, for this is going rid any excess thoughts that do not serve you in your creative blocks.

It’s very important that you do not read it once you’re finished. When you’re finished, just close your journal and let it be. When we go back to read it we may start to criticize what we wrote. We’re looking to remove everything and anything that no longer serves you to living your best life which also includes that little voice that criticizes your thoughts. We want to build up your trust while honouring your feelings

Example:

Automatic writing will be the first thing you do when you wakeup. Do whatever you can to honour this step, so if it helps, keep the journal right beside your bedside table. I personally like to get up and journal at my desk. This is imperative for those of you who are having vivid dreams and would like to learn more about it, we can start to have a conversation with our intuition.

If you’re someone who has trouble starting, try this:

Dear Tori, what do I need to know today?

What you’ll need:

  • A brand new journal that excites you

  • A nice pen that you lOVE writing with

  • An open mind

Before you start, listen to this meditation to ground and get into your body.

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