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Comparison
There is no comparison between the unpainted slab of concrete and the colorful mural on the wall here in Bondi Beach.

It reminded me of the blank pages in my journal. Filling them with word doodles is so much fun. 
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Comparison There is no comparison between the unpainted slab of concrete and the colorful mural on the wall here in Bondi Beach. It reminded me of the blank pages in my journal. Filling them with word doodles is so much fun.

writeyourjourney | Kerstin | New Blog Post:
Know that feeling when you have a clear morning set aside for writing and you just can't get started?

Don't give writer's block a chance. Choose a writing prompt, set a timer and freewrite without stopping.

Let your pen lead you. Be surprised by what comes up. 
It works every time.

The internet is full of sites that provide writing prompts, but it's so easy to get distracted. We all know the frustration of  getting lost in a quick Google search.

Here are 5 easy ways you can generate your own prompts. Link in bio.

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New Blog Post: Know that feeling when you have a clear morning set aside for writing and you just can't get started? Don't give writer's block a chance. Choose a writing prompt, set a timer and freewrite without stopping. Let your pen lead you. Be surprised by what comes up. It works every time. The internet is full of sites that provide writing prompts, but it's so easy to get distracted. We all know the frustration of getting lost in a quick Google search. Here are 5 easy ways you can generate your own prompts. Link in bio. Have fun!

writeyourjourney | Kerstin | #pnpf2018  Priorities

Took a few days off over the weekend. Had my priorities right for once and spent a gorious afternoon sailing with dear friends on sailing on Sydney harbour. 
Our faithful four-legged companion standing watch.

Life is good 😊

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Priorities Took a few days off over the weekend. Had my priorities right for once and spent a gorious afternoon sailing with dear friends on sailing on Sydney harbour. Our faithful four-legged companion standing watch. Life is good 😊

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Room for change

A pic from today's morning walk. There are many areas in my life and work that offer room for change. 
The early mornings are the best times to think about and implement change. 
Each dawn we are given a new blank page. The trick is not to waste it - for me that means staying away from social media for as long as possible.

So here is what my beach looked like this morning. No IG until after lunch today :) #photomeditations Instagram Photos | videos | post

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Room for change A pic from today's morning walk. There are many areas in my life and work that offer room for change. The early mornings are the best times to think about and implement change. Each dawn we are given a new blank page. The trick is not to waste it - for me that means staying away from social media for as long as possible. So here is what my beach looked like this morning. No IG until after lunch today :)

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Recognise
Productive day in the office today, writing a guest post for @writingquietly

I recognise how lucky I am to call this my office. Ironically I just finished writing about how luck had nothing to do with the life I lead today.

Choosing to live a wholehearted, self-directed life usually comes with a lot of hard work.

It wasn't the easiest option, but it is definitely  the most rewarding. Read about it on the blog soon.

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Recognise Productive day in the office today, writing a guest post for I recognise how lucky I am to call this my office. Ironically I just finished writing about how luck had nothing to do with the life I lead today. Choosing to live a wholehearted, self-directed life usually comes with a lot of hard work. It wasn't the easiest option, but it is definitely the most rewarding. Read about it on the blog soon.

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Celebrate

Still celebrating my homecoming to this slice of tropical paradise after 11 months away.

So happy to be united with my Olympus MD 5. It had to be fixed after its first long journey.

Celebrating the many vistas to be explored here now that the weather has come good again!

I am a visual person and capturing the landscape's many moods inspires me to create.

How lucky am I to have this wide and empty beach to play with every day. Feeling very grateful for being where I am right now. 
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Celebrate Still celebrating my homecoming to this slice of tropical paradise after 11 months away. So happy to be united with my Olympus MD 5. It had to be fixed after its first long journey. Celebrating the many vistas to be explored here now that the weather has come good again! I am a visual person and capturing the landscape's many moods inspires me to create. How lucky am I to have this wide and empty beach to play with every day. Feeling very grateful for being where I am right now.

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Looking forward to many more early morning beach runs.
I started my commitment to 5 am runs in the last week of 2017 and so far I've kept to my new routine 4 days a week and each day I love it a bit more! 
For most of my life I was a night owl and I am still surprised at my happy conversion which started when I moved to the tropics.

The hours between 5 - 7 am are my sacred time. It makes for a more productive day.

What's your key to increased productivity?

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Looking forward to many more early morning beach runs. I started my commitment to 5 am runs in the last week of 2017 and so far I've kept to my new routine 4 days a week and each day I love it a bit more! For most of my life I was a night owl and I am still surprised at my happy conversion which started when I moved to the tropics. The hours between 5 - 7 am are my sacred time. It makes for a more productive day. What's your key to increased productivity?

writeyourjourney | Kerstin | New Blog Post: 5 Reasons Journaling will make you a better Writer

I don't know what I would have done without my journal. It's been my on-call therapist and my life saver. 
A happy and totally unexpected by-product was how it trained my writing muscle. Writing down all that hot, raw pain, helped me become a writer. Writing about your own pain is so helpful when you want to get into a character's head.

Here are 5 reasons why  journaling can help you make your writing flow.

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New Blog Post: 5 Reasons Journaling will make you a better Writer I don't know what I would have done without my journal. It's been my on-call therapist and my life saver. A happy and totally unexpected by-product was how it trained my writing muscle. Writing down all that hot, raw pain, helped me become a writer. Writing about your own pain is so helpful when you want to get into a character's head. Here are 5 reasons why journaling can help you make your writing flow. Link to post in bio.

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DIRECTION
From a road trip in the remote and rugged hinterland of my home in Far North Queensland. There is so much to explore here, but I am resisting the temptation - my aged car does its bit to keep me put - because I have lots of work to do. 
Establishing myself online is a beautiful ride but for now it's uphill all the way.
Onward! Have a productive day everyone 😊

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DIRECTION From a road trip in the remote and rugged hinterland of my home in Far North Queensland. There is so much to explore here, but I am resisting the temptation - my aged car does its bit to keep me put - because I have lots of work to do. Establishing myself online is a beautiful ride but for now it's uphill all the way. Onward! Have a productive day everyone 😊

writeyourjourney | Kerstin | #pnpf2018 Good enough
As a recovering perfectionist I've started posting photos taken with my Samsung phone. 
It took some courage to give myself permission to go with what is GOOD ENOUGH.

I love my Olympus MD 5. It takes a much better photo but on my sunrise run it's totally impractical.
So now I run with my phone and I post good enough sunrises and sunsets and feel's ok :) My word for the year is GROW, in order to grow I can't be a perfectionist. 
Thank you @michellevandepol for this prompt. I needed this reminder today (even if it was Saturday's prompt). 😊

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Good enough As a recovering perfectionist I've started posting photos taken with my Samsung phone. It took some courage to give myself permission to go with what is GOOD ENOUGH. I love my Olympus MD 5. It takes a much better photo but on my sunrise run it's totally impractical. So now I run with my phone and I post good enough sunrises and sunsets and feel's ok :) My word for the year is GROW, in order to grow I can't be a perfectionist. Thank you for this prompt. I needed this reminder today (even if it was Saturday's prompt). 😊

writeyourjourney | Kerstin | It's Sharing Friday in the 21-Day Write Your Journey Facebook Group.

You can join the writing challenge any time you like. It's been so popular, I am keeping it open.

I am feeling very blessed that the Facebook Group has grown into a supportive online writing group happy to keep going with new prompts beyond the 21 days of prompts.

If you've always wanted to write but struggle to make it a regular habit join us now. 
Participation in the FB group is totally optional. But It's so much more fun to do this together.

Link to sign up in bio.

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It's Sharing Friday in the 21-Day Write Your Journey Facebook Group. You can join the writing challenge any time you like. It's been so popular, I am keeping it open. I am feeling very blessed that the Facebook Group has grown into a supportive online writing group happy to keep going with new prompts beyond the 21 days of prompts. If you've always wanted to write but struggle to make it a regular habit join us now. Participation in the FB group is totally optional. But It's so much more fun to do this together. Link to sign up in bio.

writeyourjourney | Kerstin | #progressnotperfection Good Reads
Being home means being reunited with my books. Living the nomad lifestyle means I have to read mostly ebooks.
My Kindle and I remain on good terms, but I have been craving the company of my books.

I am home for two months and every morning I am so happy to start the day by saying hello to my books.

I know they'll be in good company when I leave again, because my Airbnb guests tell me how much pleasure my library gives.

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Good Reads Being home means being reunited with my books. Living the nomad lifestyle means I have to read mostly ebooks. My Kindle and I remain on good terms, but I have been craving the company of my books. I am home for two months and every morning I am so happy to start the day by saying hello to my books. I know they'll be in good company when I leave again, because my Airbnb guests tell me how much pleasure my library gives.

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IDEALS
So happy to be re-united with my favorite self-care  tools and my ideal Morning Routine after 10 days on the road.

When I start my day with writing, meditation and yoga I am so much better at keeping my IDEALS in focus.

Buddhism has shaped my ideals. Witing, meditation and yoga helps me inch a little closer each day. 
Letting go, silencing the ego, being joyful and contented in the flow are some of my ideals.

Running a retreat in Vietnam and sharing the tools that have helped me in my healing journey in online courses are some of my professional ideals for 2018.

What are your ideals?

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IDEALS So happy to be re-united with my favorite self-care tools and my ideal Morning Routine after 10 days on the road. When I start my day with writing, meditation and yoga I am so much better at keeping my IDEALS in focus. Buddhism has shaped my ideals. Witing, meditation and yoga helps me inch a little closer each day. Letting go, silencing the ego, being joyful and contented in the flow are some of my ideals. Running a retreat in Vietnam and sharing the tools that have helped me in my healing journey in online courses are some of my professional ideals for 2018. What are your ideals?

writeyourjourney | Kerstin | #pnfp2018 Day 2: Inspiration
I am a visual person. After years in academia with books for inspiration, I've given myself permission to explore my creative side through photography and web design

Books and nature remain important sources of inspiration as does my morning meditation, but living a nomadic lifestyle, travel presents me every day with new visual inspiration

So grateful to be able to indulge this passion here on IG. Instagram Photos | videos | post

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Day 2: Inspiration I am a visual person. After years in academia with books for inspiration, I've given myself permission to explore my creative side through photography and web design Books and nature remain important sources of inspiration as does my morning meditation, but living a nomadic lifestyle, travel presents me every day with new visual inspiration So grateful to be able to indulge this passion here on IG.