This is part of my work in the Julia Cameron Artist’s Way series. The work this time is from the book the Sound of Paper. The responses are self-examinations and assessments based on work through a daily series of exercises. While I do keep some material offline as it can be very personal and jarring, I often opt to be fairly open about my experiences, both positive and negative.
I’ve done this exercise more than once already, but it’s still good to review.
- Clearing the dishwasher.
- Doing a station declutter – just picking one area, a corner of a room, and decluttering JUST that.
- Making paper.
- Meditating (about half the time. The other half it’s the opposite of grounding.)
- Eating a communal meal, usually with Mike. Actually, how grounding it is depends on my dinner companion. I always prefer the grounding sessions to the aggressively intellectual ones. Those are the people that spend time with me for me, not for what they think I can do for them.
- Doing push-ups, sit-ups or a short stretch. I often just push up against walls as I move from room to room during my workday.
- Ticking check boxes on to-do lists. It’s affirming, and gives me a sense of purpose.
- Doing my beauty routine – the one I’ve been skipping a lot, to the detriment of my often chlorine-dipped skin.