Use Deprivation to Make Space

The Artist’s Way Week 4 asks you to engage in “reading deprivation”. For a week, you refrain from consumption (reading, TV, movies, and of course social media), but not music. It’s meant to open space for you to do your own work.

I wrote about my writing during reading process, which means I need to read a lot to drive my writing. So, this task was hard to accept as useful.

But, it did have its intended affect. With nothing to distract myself with, I wrote a lot more than usual in this blog and in my personal notes.

Indefinite reading deprivation would eventually exhaust my reserves, but this was an exercise worth repeating.