THE BE PROJECT, v.4



BE INSPIRED / TO WRITE 

Each one of us owns a river of inspiration.  But sometimes that river is parched, empty, dry and dusty.  Is the river dry because every last drop of inspiration was swallowed, up and out?  Was inspiration left stagnant and unused?


Break boundaries, open up to the sea.  Your writing does not have to be ‘good’.  Write — complex, hilarious, simple, or mundane will do — but never let my writing has to be like this seep into your mind.  When what you do falls short of your expectations, and you claim you can’t do anything about it, you’ll most likely leave it be, only to become parched and dusty. 


Unlock your writer's block and freshen your mind by doing these things: 
take a brisk walk around the block

shut down your computer, hide your phone


write a to-do list and accomplish three things on it by the end of today


make these yummy pancakes
 

 
visit an art museum 


watch a good movie 

take one hour each day to do what you know you need to do but don’t want to do


complete tasks as if there were no tomorrow: ‘now or never!’

make yourself a delicious cup of tea or coffee 


What are you waiting for? Pick up that pen, pull out that keyboard, open up your laptop, smear that ink, tap those fingers.  And write. 

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    1. Thanks, Arushee! So glad you do. X

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  2. This is one great post and now I'm dying to do exactly as you said... if only I had the time...

    -M
    The Life of Little Me

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    1. You'd be surprised how much time you had if you cut back on certain things in your day (like checking your phone, twitter, FB, etc) -- at least that's how I feel! ;) So glad I inspired you! xx

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  3. Your posts are so beautifully simple. I love it! It feels as though I am reading art.

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    1. Thank you so much! What a compliment. :) x

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  4. Just lovely Acacia! :)

    ~Nuala

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    1. <3 <3 Thanks for stopping by, Nuala; I'm glad you liked it. X

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  5. gahhh. your wisdom. o_o

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    1. I could do with a lot more wisdom sometimes. ;) But thank you! You're so sweet. :)

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  6. This list though. Love it. <3

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    1. Heyy! So glad to hear you enjoy reading my little lists. x

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  7. This series is my favorite thing ever. Thank you so much!

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    1. Aww *blush* thanks, Emily! X

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  8. Love it! Always! :)

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    1. Thanks, Erin! Keep coming back -- there will be more! ;) xxx

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  9. yesss, i love this! your blog is one of the best sources of inspiration on the web. ;) i always just want to start creating when i finish a post of yours. <3

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    1. One of the best sources of inspiration on the web? My goodness - that's a compliment if ever there was one. Thanks so much, Marica! X

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  10. Dear Acacia,

    Thanks so much for this. It is exactly what I needed. All of these are so true. I love the idea of watching a good movie, or an artistically done one. I think it's awesome to draw inspiration from different mediums. Gah. Good stuff.
    Also, those pictures and that words you have on your wall are amazing, amazing. Did you paint that yourself?!

    "Break boundaries, open up to the sea." Gee, you probably know by now that I'm inspired by anything that has to do with the sea, but seriously, that is a beautiful phrase. Thank you.

    Love,
    Rebekah
    P.S. I'm sorry it's been ages. I've sincerely missed commenting on your blog and talking with you.

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    1. Rebekah!

      It's so lovely to hear from you! Thank you so much for you kind and thoughtful words. :) I actually didn't paint the poster on my wall... I printed it here on Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/58265388905141548/ :) You really don't know how special it is for me to hear from my readers and for my readers to compliment me on certain aspects of my writing, so thank you!

      Hugs,
      Acacia xx

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    2. PS As you so aptly put it 'draw inspiration from different mediums'. Yes yes yes - such a good way of thinking about inspiration! Also, no, I didn't paint anything on my wall -- the blue painting is the front of a card/letter someone gave me. :)

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  11. This is actually an incredibly inspiring post! I've definitely been stuck in the rut of writers block recently, and I swear you feel like it'll never go away when it hits you!
    Gorgeous blog too :)
    x Erin
    A perfect Autumn list! If it wasn't Spring here in Australia I'd definitely be doing some of these myself. Also, welcome to the blogging community! Stick at it and I promise you'll find some wonderful people here.
    x Erin

    louiseerin.blogspot.com.au

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    1. Ohh Erin, thank you so much! You have such a kind soul. Hoped this somewhat helped you to get out of your inspiration rut! :) xx

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  12. Your posts are so inspiring, A! I love your photos and your words. So inspiring! It would mean a heck of allot if you would come check out my little corner, I've just relaunched and would love for you to look around! :) http://h-anecdotes.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Han! I had a peek at your blog -- it's lovely! Thanks for stopping by. :) X

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  13. Beautiful photography!

    Paige xx
    Skin & Roses

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    1. <3 Thank you, Paige! xx

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  14. Such a great post! Lovely photography. I just found your blog and I love it! The design is so pretty and all your posts are fascinating xo

    cranberrydeer.com

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    1. Thanks, Cory Lo! I've got some more exciting posts planned so stay tuned! xx

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  15. love this series, lady. great list of ideas. :)

    blog

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  16. This is such a thoughtful series! Loving the vibes you give out on your blog.

    Lots of love, http://www.theartofexisting.co.uk/ <3

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    1. how sweet are you??! thank you, hira! X

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  17. Inspiring and interesting post! X

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    1. Thanks Charissa! Come back & in the near future there will be more posts like it. :) xx

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  18. Great inspiration, love the positive vibes ♥

    Daisy ○ LittleKawaiiDaisy

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    1. thanks, daisy! :) :) xxx

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