Ten Days of Reclusion – Day Two Update

by | Jun 26, 2013 | Productivity Experiments

Takeaway: During my ‘10 Days of Reclusion‘ experiment, so far I’ve noticed four things: I think in lists, I’m highly motivated to ‘clear to neutral‘, I’m spending a lot less money, and it’s easier to procrastinate when you have less to do.

Estimated Reading Time: 3:30 for the video, 31s for the text.


I woke up sick this morning. Even though I went to bed at 9:30, I woke up at 8:15, and so far today I’ve blown my nose 32 times and sneezed 16 times. Apparently my body is adjusting to the new environment along with my mind!

Above is a video (3:30) of four observations I’ve had today about how living in reclusion has affected my productivity. In a nut, so far I’ve found myself making a lot of lists to acclimate to the new environment, I’ve felt the motivation to clean quite a bit, I’m procrastinating more, and I’m spending a lot less money.

See you tomorrow!

Written by Chris Bailey

Chris Bailey has written hundreds of articles on the subject of productivity and is the author of three books: How to Calm Your Mind, Hyperfocus, and The Productivity Project. His books have been published in more than 40 languages. Chris writes about productivity on this site and speaks to organizations around the globe on how they can become more productive without hating the process.

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