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!

  • Alternative Living,  Life Design,  Slow Living

    Downshifting – Work less, live more!

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    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.

  • Life Design,  Walk Your Own Path

    10 Ways To Be Intentional In Your Day To Day Life

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    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…

  • Life Design,  Personal Development

    Make 2020 Your Best Year Yet!

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    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…

  • Life Design,  Mindset

    Change Your Mindset and Change Your Life!

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    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 –…

  • Life Design,  Walk Your Own Path

    Why it’s OK to want change

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    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.

  • Adventure,  Life Design,  Slow Living

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

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    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:

  • Adventure,  Life Design,  Slow Living

    Becoming an authentic you! Finding yourself with Slow Living

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    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…