Day 51 - Senseless Day  

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Today's Task: 1/15

"Try to go through as much of your day as is possible without using your eyes."

Since many of us already have jobs or small children to which we cannot take our eyes off of, I suggest that whenever you DO NOT need your eyes, close them.

If you are stirring a pot to cook, close your eyes and focus in on the smells and sounds of cooking. If you have a moment to write, try writing without the aid of vision. Try typing or blogging through key memory alone. If you are on the phone and do not need to see (don't do this in a car!) then close your eyes for a moment and just picture the person's face, really hear their voice and try to pick up background sounds behind them.

Every small moment you have today which doesn't necessitate vision should be used to take in the other senses. Listen more. Smell more. Touch and Taste more. Just the simple task of closing your eyes while you eat will surprise you. Enjoy. :)

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I noticed you had great insights on your writing in the One Minute Writer- you interest me. I love your writing, so hope you don't mind I'm choosing your blog to follow. :)

January 16, 2009 at 6:21 PM

We had to do this for an entire day in my high school psychology class. The next year, a gal had a nervous breakdown from the assignment and it was discontinued.

January 29, 2009 at 4:22 PM

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