The Artist Way task for this week has been No reading... I have found this to be nearly impossible for me. Sure I have given up recreational reading which has been hard. Not to read emails or blogs or magazines is a hard one. I will admit to reading email, its the way I communicate so there were things I could not ignore. There are a couple blogs I have looked at but not anywhere near what I usually read.
I got a copy of this and do you know how hard it is not to read it. I looked at the pictures the first day and then last night I gave in and started reading it, and yes it is wonderful.
This no reading thing is supposed to force you to play but for me it has just gotten me depressed. In the five days so far I don't see any big difference. The other thing I am finding is many of the things she asks you to do I have already done. So I tend to just overlook those tasks at the end of the chapter. So maybe I have already done the work of the Artist Way on my own. Or perhaps my resistance is all part of it.
I find all the childhood things hard to do since I have blocked most of that period in my life. I don't remember being artistic as a child at all but of course I must have been. I did do the letter from my 80 yr old self to my current self and found it to be really enlightening. I ended up giving myself some great advice. So it looks like the Artists Way does have something to teach me.