Day 8 – Have fun & Spoil Yourself

Today we mark almost a third of the time that leads up to Christmas, ´
– and it’s Wednesday.

Well done so far. How do you feel?

Are you relaxed or tired? Excited or feeling low?

Whatever it is, now is the time to do something, most of us were taught not to. At least not mid-work-week.

We tend to spoil others first, think we can have fun after work and if work doesn’t end that means never or when we are too tired or old to really enjoy it. Why not do something nice for yourself right now? It’s easier than you think.

Grab a pen and paper or open a document on your computer, make a list from 1 to 10, title: „10 things I love”

Here’s mine as an example (and these are only the things I dare to publish)

  1. watch a movie
  2. a long walk along the river
  3. ice cream in the morning
  4. listening to my favourite playlists
  5. a whole day in bed (try it, it’s fun)
  6. knitting
  7. cooking with my friends
  8. French pastry and strong coffee
  9. explore my music
  10. a massage

Write your list and then pick one and do it today!

You deserve it! Be kind to yourself and enjoy it!


Day 7 – Eat That Frog

What has a frog got to do with Christmas, you ask?

Well, it’s a book title by Brian Tracy – and it’s a technique I use very often in my life, it works miracles for me.

Let’s say you want to have a successful day and feel relaxed most of the time. But there’s this nagging inner voice reminding you of a dreaded task, something you need to do, but are scared of or just procrastinating.

Look at your list for today now and identify one or two of these dreaded tasks – and DO THEM FIRST.

First thing in the morning: make that phone call you’re afraid of, talk to your boss, tell your Mum you can’t help with Christmas dinner – whatever it is you’re afraid of, do it first.

Breathe deeply and DO IT!


P.S. NO, don’t do it tomorrow, do it now 🙂

(ask me how I know…)

Day 6 – Choose Your Priorities

It’s Monday, dear reader, and we start this week with looking at our priorities.

Whenever you feel overwhelmed. tired or stressed, very often you want to achieve too much, often things you think you „should“ do, but aren’t really important to you.

Most of the time you can feel the difference between „shoulds“ and you real priorities in your body.

So let’s take your To-Do-List (better: Could-Do-List) or your schedule for this week and for each task do the following: read it out loud ask yourself „is this important to me?“ ask yourself „will this make me feel happy/successful/joyful?“ – then close your eyes and feel into your body.

Is there tension anywhere? Maybe in your belly and solar plexus? Or a tingling of excitement and anticipation? Do you feel light or heavy?  

Now decide what your priorities are for this week and make adjustments or delegate tasks if possible.  Try to get as much of the important stuff done and reduce the “shoulds”.

See you tomorrow.      

Take a Walk

After all the space-clearing,  it’s time for a walk today.
Fifteen minutes are okay, half an hour would be better.

It doesn’t matter where you are, in the big city, in the countryside or just in a
All that matters is being outside, walking at an even pace, not too slow and not too
fast – just walking and breathing freely.

If you are in nature, notice how different it feels to being in an office all
day, like most of us do.

Walk along a river, like I love doing and let the water clear your thoughts.
Walk in a park and look at the different trees and plants.
Walk through the city and choose a different surrounding just for today.

Notice how you feel after this short time outside. Recharged, replenished.
Being outside, walking will give you clarity with every step.

That’s what I experience. All those problems and knots in our minds dissolve
when we walk, at an even pace, breathing, just walk.

If you can, do this every day, not only in December but for the rest of your life.
It has the power to change everything.

Tomorrow we’ll have even more fun, see you then.

Clear Your Space – Part 2

Yesterday you started to clear your space on the outside – today we’ll talk about clearing your „inner clutter“.

Do you have friends or relationships that feel a bit stale, or that don’t feel like you belong there?

For me it’s obvious that most people of my past as financial consultant just don’t reflect who I am right now. Two of them are good friends and more on the creative side, so we’re still okay. The others are nice people, no doubt, but I had to move on.

I am regularly making space for new people. I sort through old emails and delete them, I do the same with texts and I try to only meet with real friends in my free time.

It’s a process and sometimes it’s hard because the other person doesn’t see it your way and still wants to meet, but you feel so drained after seeing them.

I had the opportunity to do this several times over the last years. Sometimes it hurt, or I was so angry about the other person, I had to leave the situation, at least for a while. It’s not always easy, you have to listen very carefully to your inner voice, not the angry or furious one, but to the soft one. Trust your intuition, you’ll know, when it’s time to leave or end a relationship (love, friendship, business, whatever). I’ve learned this year that if somebody just does not get you, it’s a waste of time to try and explain more than once. Sometimes things just don’t work out, for many reasons.

When we have outgrown things or people, it is often hard to see or to move on. I know that, I only suggest that you give it a try and be as kind to yourself as possible during the process.

Inner Clutter also refers to traditions and beliefs that no longer serve you. That’s a bit tougher to sort out because you acquired many of these at a very young age. We’ll talk about that later.

Today make a list of people that you no longer feel good with and think about a small step to set up boundaries.
Enjoy the relief you feel.

Enough work for today, tomorrow will be about something completely different.

(Insert Monty Python Theme …)

Day 3 – Clear Your Space

I feel bit unsure about this on a Friday, on the other hand clearing a bit and making space for the good that is coming your way – you set your intention, right? – makes sense.

Creating space creates energy – and change happens more easily.

In the spirit of Christmas we’ll allow ourselves today to open up for all the gifts of this special season now.

Being open for surprises, unexpected gifts and beautiful things to happen is a great start.

What helps even more is making space, clearing your space for the gifts and miracles to arrive.

Very often and especially now you may tend to accumulate stuff, things that clutter your desk, your flat or house. There are so many things that stop the energy flow.

So think about a small place you’d like to clear and give yourself a 15 minute time slot. Start clearing and ask yourself with every piece of paper, every book, everything:

„Do I need this in my life right now?“

„If not now, when?“

and if the first answer is no or the first is a yes but you can’t answer #2, put it away.

You could also ask “Does this bring me joy?” and clear or put away.

We often tend to keep things for „some day, when I may need this“ and guess what, this day never comes, or if it comes you want something new or something else.
We sometimes want to keep memories – which is okay – unless they start to clutter our lives.

So give things away, throw them away – and trust life to take care of you and your needs.

This is a big step, so start small – one small space, 15 minutes at a time.

We’ll take care of your inner space tomorrow. See you then.

Day 2 – Setting Your Intention


Today I want you to set your intention – not a goal or several goals like you may be used to. Setting goals and not reaching all of them usually makes us feel like a failure. And if we reach a goal it often seems not to be high enough, good enough at all. The joy only lasts a second, if you feel it at all.

Today we’ll set our intention for the next weeks and for this you need to relax first. Just a bit, I’ll show you how.

Sit or stand comfortably. Be aware of your breath.

Now breathe out and release tension, with an “Aaaaahhh” – breathe in, mindfully, and let the fresh energy in.

Breathe slowly and smoothly and enjoy the sensation.

Now visualize yourself during the weeks to come: you are enjoying every minute, you see yourself joyful and then choose your intention: do you want to experience ease and flow, joy and fun, abundance, playfulness – just to name a few?

Or do you want all of the above and more?

Now is your time to choose – see yourself, for a short moment, living and walking through that scene. Tell yourself So be it, if you like, and come back to your everyday life.

Do this frequently over the next days, see it just for seconds each time – you don’t have to believe it, you just have to see it.

Let the Universe / Tao work it’s magic.

Tomorrow I’ll show you how to handle the practical aspects of this joyful season.

What Do You Want for Christmas

So here we are, it’s the first day of our advent journey.
Today we’ll get clear on what you want for Christmas.
Most of the time we don’t really want things, stuff – what is behind that is that we want to experience: a certain feeling, a quality – like love, trust, abundance, peace, freedom. So what is it you want this year? No idea or only a vague one? Okay, here’s my first tool for you: a guided audio-meditative kind of thing, that takes only a few minutes and helps you to get clear about what you wish to experience this year. Before you listen, take a sheet of paper and a pen – you’ll need them afterwards.
Now listen to the audio file:

Okay, you are relaxed and back from your journey: what is the feeling you want? Is there another feeling behind it? If you want security, could it be that behind this you want to experience love? Is it trust? Whatever it is, write it down and then think of the last time you felt this way: how did you breathe? How did your body feel? Is a colour attached to that feeling? Or a region in your body? You can feel this feeling now – and every day. With or without Christmas.   Tomorrow we are going to look at setting a clear intention for this time, see you then.  

It’s that time again…

…and I’m so busy re-structuring my stuff, moving to another provider and exploring my music at the same time. Add all the outside stuff like a pandemic and Christmas into the mix – yeah, it’s much.

That’s why I decided to skip the usual sign-ups for my free gift. Don’t worry, you can still have all my daily tips and tools for advent – I’ve decided to post them all here for every reader to enjoy.

And maybe, if I manage in time, there’ll be some extras for the 12 days of Christmas, but pssst…. I’m still working on that. So stay tuned. See you tomorrow!

I’m here again – here’s why…

It’s been pretty quiet in here, I know….

I have been busy on many other things and although I was writing lyrics and poems, it’s just not the same.

I tried to write on Facebook, after some friends told me they liked my posts last year so much. But: on one hand there’s the algorithm, meaning I have something to say and those who’d love to read it won’t even see it.

On the other hand I’m trying to get more done by limiting my time on social media – and it’s incredibly noisy out there. I know, during the pandemic many more people joined and are doing marketing and and and…

It’s overwhelming, isn’t it?

So, you’ll find me writing here again, this is my place on the web – and I intend to make good use of it.

And I’m going to use the trick that always helps to keep me going: accountability. I joined the Ultimate Blog Challenge for August – for the billionst time.

Yes, it involves sharing my post on social media, which only takes 30 seconds…and you’ll find some new thoughts and musing every day – at least for August.

Stay tuned, there’s a lot more to come.