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

    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 –…

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    Life Design,  Walk Your Own Path

    Why it’s OK to want change

    Do you want change but struggle to balance accepting yourself just as you are with wanting more? Maybe you even feel that admitting life isn’t good enough is like admitting you are not good enough? This article looks at why it’s OK to want change, and how it only enhances your true self, not masks it.

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    Adventure,  Life Design,  Slow Living

    Everyday Slow (Slow living tips for every day life!)

    So are you ready to Slow down?   I thought it might be helpful to briefly explore some Slow Living tips for the most common ‘everyday’ areas and how you can integrate a Slow philosophy in your day to day life. There are so many aspects to Slow Living, part of its beauty for me it’s how personal it is! You can pretty much apply Slow Living principles to any aspect of life you choose, but let’s take a look at a few key areas:

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    Adventure,  Life Design,  Slow Living

    Becoming an authentic you! Finding yourself with Slow Living

    Heads up! This is part 2 in The Life Spotters Slow Living Series, if you’d like an in-depth introduction into Slow living and what it means to live Slow, then read: Slow Living Series: Part 1 – An introduction to Slow Living Alternatively, for tips on how to incorporate Slow Living into your day to day life, please see: Slow Living series: Part 3 – Everyday Slow (Slow living tips for everyday life!) Last week I touched on the difference between Slow living and Intentional living, and how although they…

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    Adventure,  Life Design,  Slow Living

    An introduction to Slow living

    The pace of living today can be frantic and overwhelming:   Technological advancements are being made continually, people want things to be better, easier and faster than ever before, and the expectation is that they will get exactly that. We have more and more demands on our time, working longer hours amidst countless distractions, and trying to fit in everything else on our (inexhaustible) to-do lists around that.

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    Life Design,  Personal Development

    Start with you! Self-care with no apologies

    Is self-care selfish?   I read an article recently that hinted at self-care being a selfish act. It suggested that we are too concerned with our own selves and should be focusing less energy on self-care and more on our bonds with those around us. Now, I am as happy and willing to build connection and bonds with those around me as the next person, but if I am in a bad place at that time, then they aren’t gonna be getting the best of me…and isn’t that worse?