Estimated Reading Time: 4:42 for the video, 59s for the text.
Update: I’ve completed this experiment, and here are all of my updates and findings!
Here are other videos and articles I’ve posted for this project so far:
- Video: Day Two Update
- Audio: Day Three Audio Update
- Video: Day Four Video Update
- Video: Day 5/6 (Funny, and Somewhat Depressing) Update
- Article: An Ode to the Dehumidifier
- Video: “5 things I’m doing to not feel like $#!†“
- Video: Day Nine Update
- Article: The top 10 things I learned about productivity living in reclusion for 10 days
For the next ten days I’m shutting myself off from the outside world and living in total reclusion. I’m not answering emails, texts, tweets, phone calls, or anything, really. I’m simply spending all of my time in a single room, with only a bed, food, water, and a computer, and seeing what happens.
Every day I’m going to make a video blog, and I will also write an article or two with how my experiment is going. It’s going to be… interesting, to say the least.
Above is a 4:41 introduction to the experiment.1
- I cannot interact with anyone at all, and I must spend all of my time in reclusion.
- I am allowed to leave the room for a maximum of ten minutes, twice every day. I cannot see or interact with anyone during that time.
What I’m allowed
- Access to: a bed, laptop, the Internet, water, and food.
- The ability to post links to new blog articles on Twitter and LinkedIn (but not interact with people on those sites).
- One hand-written letter per day to my housemates.
I can’t wait to see how this unfolds. I’ll be posting other daily updates right on the front page of A Year of Productivity.