I developed a fourth new practice for my mornings, before 12noon. It gets added to the bottom of this list:
2. stepping outdoors in order to walk + spend 30 minutes outside,
3. 20 minutes of cleaning, cleansing, chores and purging,
4. writing the morning pages.
Morning pages, a phrase from writer Julia Cameron, are described on en.wikipedia as:
Morning Pages are three pages of longhand, stream of consciousness writing, done first thing in the morning. The Artist’s Way says there is no wrong way to do Morning Pages—they are not high art. They are about anything and everything that crosses your mind.
The Artist Date is a once-weekly, festive, solo expedition to explore something that interests the artist.
The first day I did morning pages, on Monday, my forearm fatigued from the length of time and the speed of writing longhand. A lactic FeltSense or the “unclear, pre-verbal sense of ‘something.'” Yes, unclear and preverbal was that tingling in my right arm. Brought about by the quickness of my right hand moving pen over paper.