How the 4x4x4 method got me back into journaling regularly

How the 4x4x4 method got me back into journaling regularly

If you’re reading this, you probably have some interest in journaling. Maybe you tried it at one point but then found it hard to stick to a routine, or maybe you’re consistently trying to keep a journaling routine but oftentimes lose the motivation to keep it up. It’s knowing that journaling is good for you but once you get out of the habit, you have trouble getting back into it. Sounds a bit like exercise. Haven’t done that in a while, but that’s not what we’re talking about right now.

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Guide to Cairns: Cozy Cafés

Guide to Cairns: Cozy Cafés

There’s something about going to a café just to get out of the house and work on a few things on your laptop or read a book or just have a casual catch-up over a cup of coffee with a friend. But I find that there are so many cafes in Cairns that are packed with groups of people having brunch — loud talking, a lineup at the front with people waiting to be seated, and feeling that as soon as you finish your meal the waitress is just waiting for you to leave so that the next people can be seated. Rush rush rush. There’s certainly a time and a place for that, but when you’re in a new area, it’s difficult to know what the ~vibe~ of the cafe down the street is going to be like. There’s nothing more awkward than sitting down, ordering only a cup of coffee when the waitress just gave you an extensive brunch menu, and then feeling like you’re overstaying your welcome. So to save you the embarrassment and awkward eye contact with the staff, here’s a brief list of a few cafés I’ve visited where I would feel comfortable only ordering a single cup of coffee and staying for a while.

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Guide To Cairns: Vintage/Secondhand Shopping

Guide To Cairns: Vintage/Secondhand Shopping

Since moving to Cairns, QLD, Australia in April, I’ve been slowly exploring the area and finding different activities that interest me. Cairns is definitely more suited for the outdoorsy/sporty type, of which I am not. I find more joy in artsy, musical, and creative things, which makes finding those things a little more difficult in an area like this. But I’m trying to see it more as a challenge. I also want to help others who are having the same struggle as me if they live in Cairns or visit or live in a similar area where they feel out of place.

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