In her fourth chapter, Cameron prompts the reader to an introspection from their morning pages reviewing the power of holding one’s integrity, toward growth and self-care. One example she shares is the use of saying “okay,” to something when it’s not okay. We begin to neglect or abandon our own care to avoid possible conflict. She returns the reader to the use of morning pages as a supportive way to reach self-clarity. A space to allow all to be said without a threatening eye and to help restore boundaries to support oneself. She reminds her reader to use self-affirming statements when approaching certain problems. At the end of her chapter, she urges her reader to follow the exercises to expand the one’s intention for self-care rather than procrastination. One of her most powerful tools she suggests is "reading deprivation." This is designed to take a week off from reading as a way to force the reader to PLAY as well as to become conscious to the distractions within their life.
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These are my daily writings for the 100 day project.