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Life As-pland

A helping hand.

From Chaos in Kent
....to Life As-Pland

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Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can
Quotivation

Do what you can

Start where you are Do you put things off because you are thinking of the end result too much and it seems so far away? Want to run a marathon? Want to lose a few stone? Want to start a podcast? Want to change career? You know what you have to do, don’t you? Start! …

Self care allows you to give the world the best of you, instead of what's left of you
Quotivation

Give the world the best of You

Self Care – Not a priority, sorry! How often do you put you first? How often do you do something that is just for your benefit and no one else’s? How often do you make time for yourself, to have a pamper, go for a run, meditate, write, read, watch a movie, paint, crochet, go …

Hello!

I'm Debs, and you've found
my little corner of the internet

I am a happily married mum of three. Our house is home to myself, my husband, three children and a huge variety of special educational needs and disabilities (ranging from severe visual impairment to autism, from speech and communication issues to dyspraxia and from osteoarthritis to vertigo) and it's also home to one very very nutty dog.

Life is never ever dull!

I hope you enjoy reading my posts, please
feel free to leave your comments and thoughts.

Debs x

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Are you busy being busy?
Quotivation

Are you busy being busy?

“There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all “ Peter F Drucker Come on, be honest, how often do you put off doing something you really need to do and then focus on doing something that doesn’t really need doing at all? Maybe you can spend hours …

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Quotivation

Unplug for a few minutes

Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you. Anne Lamot How often do you take the time to do nothing? Absolutely nothing. Time to forget everything that is going on around you? Time to recharge your batteries? Time to just unwind? Why not? Anyone who worked in an …

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Being MumMotivatingSpecial Needs Minefield

Living with blindness

If I had been given the choice between having sight and losing it or being born blind, I would choose being born blind because if you have never had it, you don’t miss it.

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Let's talk about chocolate
Fat to Fit

Let’s talk about chocolate

I love the stuff.  Be it as a bar of just chocolate or a bar with fruit, nuts, biscuit, caramel or nougat or a biscuit or a cake or a pudding.  Chocolate is my thing.

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Getting organisedMotivating

Lists – where would we be without them

I love lists. I have lists for everything

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Spanish Bus Stop
Traveling

Travel – it pays to check

They had been so helpful in the past, I had always been given the correct phrase and it always worked.  It never crossed my mind to check!

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Kids on Hythe Beach at winter
Being me

Chaos, Coaching, Cleaning and Children

I thought I would tell you a bit about me and some of my goals

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Motivating

5 Motivational TED Talks

I love these 20 minute talks offering inspiration, motivation and education

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2 days ago

Life AsPland

Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can

I’m guilty of putting things off - need to know everything, need the best bit of kit, etc. All just excuses for not doing something.

Give yourself a talking to, I did! What could you crack on with today?

Find out more on the blog today

lifeas-pland.com/do-what-you-can/

#procrastination #nomoreexcuses #productivity #youcandoit #lifeaspland
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Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can

I’m guilty of putting things off - need to know everything, need the best bit of kit, etc.  All just excuses for not doing something.

Give yourself a talking to, I did!   What could you crack on with today? 

Find out more on the blog today

https://lifeas-pland.com/do-what-you-can/

#procrastination #nomoreexcuses #productivity #youcandoit #lifeaspland

2 days ago

Life AsPland

As we’re being asked to stop the clap for carers this week - the feeling is it has become politicised. Let’s be honest, if Boris and Matt clap tonight, each clap will feel like a slap in the face.

Saw this suggested on Twitter and thought what a great alternative.

He said yesterday that he doesn’t believe we’re angry about the Dom incident - we’re supposedly angry about the political ding dong between parties. So much for his advisers knowing what they’re talking about.

Who’s in? Oh and if you’re a Boris or Matt fan, don’t waste your time venting at me, I’ll be booing for you too.

#booforboris
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As we’re being asked to stop the clap for carers this week - the feeling is it has become politicised. Let’s be honest, if Boris and Matt clap tonight, each clap will feel like a slap in the face. 

Saw this suggested on Twitter and thought what a great alternative. 

He said yesterday that he doesn’t believe we’re angry about the Dom incident - we’re supposedly angry about the political ding dong between parties.  So much for his advisers knowing what they’re talking about.

Who’s in?  Oh and if you’re a Boris or Matt fan, don’t waste your time venting at me, I’ll be booing for you too.

#booforboris

3 days ago

Life AsPland

A challenge for the week ahead, take ten minutes every day to do something that helps you to take care of your own mental, emotional and physical health

Find out more over on the blog - lifeas-pland.com/give-the-world-the-best-of-you/
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A challenge for the week ahead, take ten minutes every day to do something that helps you to take care of your own mental, emotional and physical health

Find out more over on the blog - https://lifeas-pland.com/give-the-world-the-best-of-you/

4 days ago

Life AsPland

Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs - no avocado unfortunately but still a delicious breakfast.

What’s your favourite breakfast?
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Smoked salmon and scrambled eggs - no avocado unfortunately but still a delicious breakfast. 

What’s your favourite breakfast?

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Oooh that does look good!

5 days ago

Life AsPland

On a day when shouting at the TV didn’t make me feel any better, an unexpected thank you from a friend cheered me up no end.
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I helped her with a bit of “investigative research” on Saturday with a great result. The result was enough thanks for me as it was a “feel good” result but flowers and wine appeared on the doorstep today.
Much appreciated - the wine helped out a lot after the briefing last night!

#gratitude #thankyou #fuckboris #sorrymum
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On a day when shouting at the TV didn’t make me feel any better, an unexpected thank you from a friend cheered me up no end.
. 
I helped her with a bit of “investigative research” on Saturday with a great result. The result was enough thanks for me as it was a “feel good” result but flowers and wine appeared on the doorstep today. 
Much appreciated - the wine helped out a lot after the briefing last night! 

#gratitude #thankyou #fuckboris #sorrymum

5 days ago

Life AsPland

Do you ever read something and think “ouch”?

I am finishing my NLP practitioner course and this particular chapter made me think back to how many things I’ve put off in the past because I had excuses (dressed up as reasons). I can’t do that because my laptop is too slow, I can’t do that because I need a better mic, I can’t do that because I’m too busy, etc etc

Thankfully I’m usually able to kick myself and recognise it is an excuse, not a valid reason.

Tell me, what are you putting off doing because you have an excuse?

#motivation #nomoreexcuses #youcandoit #justdoit
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Do you ever read something and think “ouch”? 

I am finishing my NLP practitioner course and this particular chapter made me think back to how many things I’ve put off in the past because I had excuses (dressed up as reasons).   I can’t do that because my laptop is too slow, I can’t do that because I need a better mic, I can’t do that because I’m too busy, etc etc

Thankfully I’m usually able to kick myself and recognise it is an excuse, not a valid reason.

Tell me, what are you putting off doing because you have an excuse? 

#motivation #nomoreexcuses #youcandoit #justdoit

1 week ago

Life AsPland

I was talking in a group earlier about things that kids today wouldn’t understand. May I introduce “Strap on roller skates” that could be adjusted to fit any shoe size. How I loved mine, despite falling off them and breaking my collar bone.

It did get me thinking though. Can you imagine trying to run a business from home in the 70s?

Typewriters, liquid paper (white out), landlines with corded receivers, snail mail, photos having to be developed, no online shopping, a Rolodex or address book and, of course, no internet, social media or home printing!

However, you did have the adjustable roller skates and The Bay City Rollers so life was good.

#70s #nostalgia #workfromhome #lookforthepositives
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I was talking in a group earlier about things that kids today wouldn’t understand.   May I introduce “Strap on roller skates” that could be adjusted to fit any shoe size. How I loved mine, despite falling off them and breaking my collar bone.

It did get me thinking though. Can you imagine trying to run a business from home in the 70s? 

Typewriters, liquid paper (white out), landlines with corded receivers, snail mail, photos having to be developed, no online shopping, a Rolodex or address book and, of course, no internet, social media or home printing! 

However, you did have the adjustable roller skates and The Bay City Rollers so life was good. 

#70s #nostalgia #workfromhome #lookforthepositives

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Gosh, I remember getting my first pair of skates and that was exactly like them. So squeeky and creaky 😂

Had a few accidents on them Debs 🥴😂

1 week ago

Life AsPland

I love this quote. Be one of the bright people - help others to shine.

If you’re only interested in being the brightest light, remember a candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.
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I love this quote. Be one of the bright people - help others to shine.  

If you’re only interested in being the brightest light, remember a candle loses nothing by lighting another candle.

1 week ago

Life AsPland

Top tip alert!!

I’m sat in my garden, with a cuppa listening to the birds.

It’s not a dawn chorus, more of a noisy mob all trying to be heard above the crowd! A bit like marketing emails.

Thought I’d share an email tip with you. Something simple but helps me a lot.

I have an email address just for subscriptions - you know the sites you have to sign up to get a free pdf or access to a video, etc or when you’re out and there’s a competition but you need to leave an email address?

Highly recommend this - I just set one up in gmail.

This takes the chaos out of my real inbox and I know if I leave them for a day or two, I’m probably not missing much and they just require a quick skim or delete

What tips do you have for email sanity?

#email #productivity #chaostocalm #lifeaspland #smallstepstobigchange
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Top tip alert!!

I’m sat in my garden, with a cuppa listening to the birds. 

It’s not a dawn chorus, more of a noisy mob all trying to be heard above the crowd!  A bit like marketing emails.

Thought I’d share an email tip with you. Something simple but helps me a lot.

I have an email address just for subscriptions - you know the sites you have to sign up to get a free pdf or access to a video, etc or when you’re out and there’s a competition but you need to leave an email address? 

Highly recommend this - I just set one up in gmail.

This takes the chaos out of my real inbox and I know if I leave them for a day or two, I’m probably not missing much and they just require a quick skim or delete 

What tips do you have for email sanity?

#email #productivity #chaostocalm #lifeaspland #smallstepstobigchange
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  • Visualising SuccessVisualising Success by Debs Aspland Monday, 19th February 2018 When I first heard about Vision Boards (aka Dream boards), I thought “oh that’s nice but I don’t have magazines and glue sticks lying around and I have no intention of buying them”. I moved on. (38)
  • Baker Small (BS), what were you thinking?Baker Small (BS), what were you thinking? by Debs Aspland Sunday, 12th June 2016 This company were not just celebrating a win, they were laughing at the parents who had lost.  Somehow, the child at the centre of this didn't appear to be even considered.   (31)
  • Living with blindnessLiving with blindness by Debs Aspland Friday, 1st February 2019 If I had been given the choice between having sight and losing it or being born blind, I would choose being born blind because if you have never had it, you don't miss it. (30)
  • Me, My Notebook and IMe, My Notebook and I by Debs Aspland Friday, 9th October 2015 Making the bullet journal wok for me. Me, my notebook and I. (29)

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  • The Happy DiaryThe Happy Diary Monday, 25th September 2017 It only takes 5 days and is not a diary you complete every evening, forever.  You just do this for 5 days and then when you need a boost, you do it again. (39)
  • Visualising SuccessVisualising Success Monday, 19th February 2018 When I first heard about Vision Boards (aka Dream boards), I thought “oh that’s nice but I don’t have magazines and glue sticks lying around and I have no intention of buying them”. I moved on. (38)
  • Baker Small (BS), what were you thinking?Baker Small (BS), what were you thinking? Sunday, 12th June 2016 This company were not just celebrating a win, they were laughing at the parents who had lost.  Somehow, the child at the centre of this didn't appear to be even considered.   (31)
  • Living with blindnessLiving with blindness Friday, 1st February 2019 If I had been given the choice between having sight and losing it or being born blind, I would choose being born blind because if you have never had it, you don't miss it. (30)
  • Me, My Notebook and IMe, My Notebook and I Friday, 9th October 2015 Making the bullet journal wok for me. Me, my notebook and I. (29)
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