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How To Add Creative Writing To Your Morning Routine

A morning routine is a perfect time to work on personal development in your life. As a creative writer, taking time to write is a real challenge. Being consistent with something, even if it is something you love, is hard to do. That’s why I have made a habit of getting up 45 minutes early to focus on my morning routine. It forces me to do things every day that push me towards my goals.

If you are someone that wishes you could find more time to write, then creating a morning routine increases your chances of being successful. That’s not to say that you aren’t going to have days that you don’t get to it, but don’t let that discourage you. Start small and be as consistent as you can be. Here are tips on how you can add creative writing to your morning routine.

Create A Routine That Fits You

Everyone’s morning routine is going to look different, so don’t get hung up on not doing things you see other people doing. For example, some people get up and workout for a certain amount of time each morning. Others spend time reading, mapping out their day, listening to podcasts, or any number of other things. Instead, focus on the things that are a priority to you. In this case, it’s creative writing.

Your morning routine doesn’t have to be a full hour or take a lot of time. Even if you only have 15 minutes to give in a day, you can write a lot in that short period of time.

How to Incorporate Creative Writing Into Your Morning

In my morning routine, I do a few writing projects to help my mindset. They only take a few minutes, but are very helpful for me to be ready for the day. You might find them useful too.

1. Write X Number of Words a Day

Challenge yourself to write a reasonable number of words each morning. Even if you only write 100-200 words, you will have 3,000-6,000 words at the end of a month. Making it a habit to write every morning will make it easier to get started writing each day. You might be surprised at how much faster you get with this practice.

2. Do a Brain Dump

This is something I’ve been doing in my morning routine and it helps me gain clarity and focus for the day. Take a journal or open a word doc and just get everything out that is on your mind. I usually write down the big tasks I have on my mind in a day, projects that are looming over my head or other problems that are on my mind.

Doing a brain dump allows me to get out my ideas, to-do’s, or concerns. Doing this will help clear your mind, but it also helps you to get in the habit of writing more.

3. Sharpen Your Proofreading Skills

You can level up your skills by adding proofreading to your morning routine. There are apps that can help you strengthen this skill. Or you can open your doc from the day before and proofread the content that you wrote. Spending only 5 minutes on this can really strengthen your writing skills.

4. Journal

When you journal, focus on writing out your feelings and emotions. This practice can help you be more in tune with your mental health. Creative writing can help you to be more creative and positive about your abilities. It is about taking time each morning and just writing the first thing that comes to your mind. Without hesitation and second-guessing.

How to Start a Morning Routine

We all have the same 24 hours in a day, and I know there are a lot of reasons that you are putting off a morning routine. One of the biggest reasons is mental resistance. This is where your brain does what it can to keep the status quo. Simply recognizing this could be the problem will help you overcome the excuses that are keeping you from getting started. Here are a few tips to get you going:

Set Your Alarm 15 Minutes Early

You don’t have to get up an hour before you need to leave. Just 15 minutes in the morning can add up to a big impact over time. Commit to doing this for yourself and do everything you can to do your morning routine. But, if you can’t, don’t beat yourself up, just get back to it the next day.

Create a Plan

It’s important to have a plan for your 15 minutes. Map it out as best as you can. How long does it take you to write 100 words? If you’re typing, you can probably knock that out in about 8-10 minutes. That leaves you around 5 minutes to do something else. Maybe you want to journal, write out a few things you’re grateful for, or use a proofreading app to build that skill.

Find a Quiet Place

Maybe you need to stay in your bedroom to avoid the noise of the house during your routine. That’s ok. Where ever you need to go to have a quiet place, then make that your spot to write every day.

Switch Your Routine Up When You Need To

It’s ok to switch up the way you do your routine as you need to. I have created several different types of routines over the years to reach my goals. Maybe you will spend the first month focusing on one type of writing and then switch up to something else on month two. Or you can spend a month on drafting and a month on revision. Don’t be afraid to modify as you need to stay motivated and fulfilled.

Just Do It!

The most important thing when it comes to morning routines is to just get started! Make a commitment to your personal development and do what you can every day to meet that commitment. You will thank yourself for putting in the effort. Now it’s up to you to build a creative writing morning routing to Ignite Your Ink.

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AUTHOR: RYAN COTE

Ryan Cote started The Morning Upgrade Blog to inspire other people to put a morning routine in place to take their personal development to new levels. He writes about health, mindset, learning, goal-setting, and how he uses his morning routine to help him develop in these areas.

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early morning – quotes and descriptions to inspire creative writing

The early morning is the dominion of the birds, for they in bright feathered plume are so very in love with the sunrise.

The early morning comes as a promise kept.

The early morning comes as an invitation to become the agents of a new dreamland reality – one we can make each day with careful loving actions.

There is an awakening magic each day in the early morning, a sense of an old earth-spirit rekindled that seeks to knit together all that is good.

In the early morning the hues of the world bloom anew is if each were a tiny flower reborn.

In the early morning, daylight unwraps the hues of the world.

I awake to the steady patter of rain upon my window, droplets yet to scatter the nascent rays of rising sun. The sound brings a calmness to mind, a soothing melody, a natural lullaby. With eyes at rest I feel my centre, live happily within myself for these blessed moments of solitude. I drift on calm seas, aimless as a child on summer vacation, paddling, at ease with the fluidity of time. Soon I return to the moment, the song of the rain becomes as fusion, birds bringing sweet high notes. In my mind’s eye I am with them, singing upon the roof tops, filling my lungs with fresh air, watching the world come into focus.

Creative writing about morning

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Morning Pages

The bedrock tool of a creative recovery is a daily practice called Morning
Pages.

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.