Life Design

~ Mindset & Personal Development ~ Start with you! To craft a life of joy & satisfaction, you need to start at the heart. Explore this category to help you build the confidence to go after what you deserve, find a little clarity, and start flourishing!

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    Life Design,  Personal Development

    Daily Dedication Routine

    It’s no secret that I love setting intentions, or that I love a good routine…so I guess it was only a matter of time before I combined the two. The Daily Dedication routine is something I have been working into my own life for over a year now, and I figured it might be helpful for some of you, so I shall share it here.   What is a Daily Dedication Routine? The Daily Dedication is a 7 point routine which you can incorporate into your day in a way…

  • Life Design,  Walk Your Own Path

    Start Getting the Most Out of Life

    We all want the ‘Big Life’ – that best expression of what we are capable of. The life we can look back on with pride and satisfaction. But what if we aren’t yet sure what that looks like?   Although I could write ‘til my fingers are numb about why you should be striving to live life your own way, I maybe don’t stress often enough that it is OK if you don’t know which way that is.  

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    Adventure,  Life Design,  Slow Living

    Slow Morning Routines for Weekends

    If like most of us, you find yourself rushing through the working week in a blur, you most likely breathe a sigh of relief when the weekend rolls around. But are you making the most of it?   Have you ever wondered if you should have a morning routine, but can’t find the time? Do you wish you could just hit the pause button and reset, allowing the stresses and strains of the week to melt away?   If this is you, then you’d undoubtedly benefit from creating a slow…

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    Life Design,  Personal Development

    Is There Any Point in Setting New Year’s Resolutions?

    This isn’t really a structured ‘blog post’ as such – but a lovely reader told me I ought to write more ‘brain dump’ style articles following my ‘I quit my job’ post last year, so what can I do but oblige? 🙂   Also, I wrote a post about how to rock your new year but it was more about how to set yourself up for success by starting early…It was written in the autumn and intended to be read then, but in my excitement and exuberance, it didn’t occur…

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    Alternative Living,  Life Design,  Slow Living

    Downshifting – Work less, live more!

    Have you ever heard of the concept of downshifting? Well, I hadn’t until recently, but when I did I knew it was something I wanted to look into. Turns out I have been downshifting for a while now… I just didn’t realise it had a name! If, like me, you didn’t even know this was a thing, then read on: we are going to look into exactly what it means to be a downshifter, how downshifting can change your life for the better, and how you can get started.

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    Life Design,  Walk Your Own Path

    10 Ways To Be Intentional In Your Day To Day Life

    Do you want to bring more authenticity and purpose into your existence? Want to live your life with intention and make the most of every minute? Sure you do! But the thing is, sometimes one of the hardest things about attempting to live a life that is true to you is fitting it in around the life you currently have.   The decision to live a life of intention, to make the most out of life, to be more you, usually requires some kind of change. More often than not…

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    Life Design,  Personal Development

    Make 2020 Your Best Year Yet!

    NOTE: Although this post was written in the autumn and intended to set you up for the new year by planning ahead, it still contains plenty of useful nuggets of wisdom and inspiration if you are reading this and it’s already the new year! Alternatively, you might like to head on over to this post instead!    It’s almost the new year! Hear me out – I know, I know, it’s MONTHS away yet…I swear the summer warmth is still clinging to my skin and I’ve barely adjusted to wearing…

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    Life Design,  Mindset

    Change Your Mindset and Change Your Life!

    Mindset is so important if you’re trying to create changes in your life. It cannot be stated enough!   We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein   You have to do something different if you want it to be different – you can be inspired by what is happening around you, but you have to make the change yourself, and one thing is for sure that won’t happen unless you believe it is possible. Change your mindset –…