Why I love blogging

Today I was thinking about my blog and what it means for me.

Most of my friends here in Germany don’t blog, are not as familiar with social media as I am and we discuss often why and what it’s all about.

First of all I enjoy the writing process. I love sitting at my keyboard and playing with words. I love to express my feelings – I am a writer. And I decided that I don’t need someone’s approval, I am going to write anyway.
Sometimes it feels like I am talking to myself, reassuring me, cheering me on.
Sometimes I hope somebody out there has similar experiences and me sharing makes him/her feel better.

Sometimes the writing gives me clarity about my next steps, about my path.
As a coach I can share with you what I do and the tools I use – and I learn what is important to my potential clients.

As a creative being writing is creating with words.

Doing the Ultimate Blog Challenge this month forces me to write every day. No matter how I feel, no matter what comes up – here I am writing.

What drives you?

Recharging my batteries

Today is my day off between two challenges. Last night I launched my project on the 30 Day Challenge and today the Ultimate Blog Challenge starts.

I need a – however short – break now. I need to rest today. No “shoulds” on my to-do-list.

This does not meen collapsing on the sofa or watching TV.

Recharging means doing a short meditation, some Taoist exercises I learned, and being kind to myself.

Recharging my batteries means time for a walk along the river -watching the ducks, listening to the birds, all the green around me – it always helps. Re-connecting to nature, I feel calm, centered and open.

Creating helps, too, simply to create for fun. So I will do some knitting today. I love working with gorgeous colours and fine yarn – so today I’ll work on a beaded shawl in turquoise.

Rollei Compactline 302

I don’t know how, but knitting relaxes me and gives me new ideas at the same time. Maybe because of the repetitions of the pattern, I don’t know.
Walking clears my head – knitting brings my focus back. (And I have something nice to wear when I am finished.)

What do you do to recharge?