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Life As-pland

A helping hand.

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

Welcome to

Life As-pland

A helping hand.

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

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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.

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.

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

Recent Blog Posts

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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Motivating

Simple way to feel happier

I am always looking for ways to make me feel better.  Or more accurately, ways to make me feel better which do not involve large quantities of chocolate.

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Motivating

What would your future self do?

Ask yourself “If I was a successful author/blogger/runner, etc – what would I be doing now?”.

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Motivating

Stop taking things personally

When someone says something about you, it is all about their frame of mind and how they are feeling.

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Visualise your success - a vision board
Motivating

Visualising Success

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.

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4 hours ago

Life AsPland

Today’s challenge is socks! How many of you have odd socks that you haven’t matched for months but you insist on keeping them in case the other one shows up?
Now if you wear odd socks (and let’s be honest here, life’s too short not to), then just get them all put away. But if you insist on matching socks, spend today sorting the socks out - and throw away those socks you haven’t matched for months.
This is such a simple job (boring but easy), anyone in the household could do it. It isn’t strenuous, won’t feel like a work out, you can sit on the sofa and watch TV as you do it.
Grab a brew and go for it
#marchchallenge #declutter #organisedlife #lifeaspland
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Today’s challenge is socks!  How many of you have odd socks that you haven’t matched for months but you insist on keeping them in case the other one shows up? 
Now if you wear odd socks (and let’s be honest here, life’s too short not to), then just get them all put away. But if you insist on matching socks, spend today sorting the socks out - and throw away those socks you haven’t matched for months.
This is such a simple job (boring but easy), anyone in the household could do it. It isn’t strenuous, won’t feel like a work out, you can sit on the sofa and watch TV as you do it. 
Grab a brew and go for it
#marchchallenge #declutter #organisedlife #lifeaspland

1 day ago

Life AsPland

Today’s challenge is your bathroom cabinet.
Is everything in there used?
Is everything in there in date?
Is any of it empty?
Group items together - eg cleanser, toner & moisturiser, toothbrush, paste, floss and mouthwash. Make your mornings simple.
#marchchallenge #declutter #planning #organisedlife #lifeaspland
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Today’s challenge is your bathroom cabinet.  
Is everything in there used? 
Is everything in there in date?
Is any of it empty? 
Group items together - eg cleanser, toner & moisturiser, toothbrush, paste, floss and mouthwash. Make your mornings simple.
#marchchallenge #declutter #planning #organisedlife #lifeaspland

2 days ago

Life AsPland

Your challenge today on #internationalwomensday2020 is to address and get rid of the negative stories you tell yourself. The ones that limit you (I’m too old, too fat, not good enough) or the ones that cause stress as you desperately try to be something you’re not.
If you want to inspire others, go for it. But if inspiring others feels like another burden, then give yourself a break.
Ask yourself today, what am I doing because I’ve been told I should (by friends or social media) and what do I want to do but keep putting off because I think I’m not good enough, slim enough, too old, or too old.
Today is about being, or becoming, who you want to be, not worrying about what others think.
What stories do you tell yourself?
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Your challenge today on #internationalwomensday2020 is to address and get rid of the negative stories you tell yourself. The ones that limit you (I’m too old, too fat, not good enough) or the ones that cause stress as you desperately try to be something you’re not.  
If you want to inspire others, go for it. But if inspiring others feels like another burden, then give yourself a break.
Ask yourself today, what am I doing because I’ve been told I should (by friends or social media) and what do I want to do  but keep putting off because I think I’m not good enough, slim enough, too old, or too old.
Today is about being, or becoming, who you want to be, not worrying about what others think. 
What stories do you tell yourself?

3 days ago

Life AsPland

Today’s challenge! Pull out one bed or one sofa or one piece of furniture you normally hoover around. This is my son’s bed as this morning he managed to break it! The horror of what is under this bed means I’ll also be doing under his brother’s bed today too. We have a whole library of Braille magazines (unread), a collection of fiddle toys but all scattered randomly 🙄
#marchchallenge #lifeaspland #declutter #organise #wecandothis
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Today’s challenge! Pull out one bed or one sofa or one piece of furniture you normally hoover around. This is my son’s bed as this morning he managed to break it! The horror of what is under this bed means I’ll also be doing under his brother’s bed today too. We have a whole library of Braille magazines (unread), a collection of fiddle toys but all scattered randomly 🙄 
#marchchallenge #lifeaspland #declutter #organise #wecandothis

4 days ago

Life AsPland

Love this boy. We get more real smiles if I use snapchat filters - and I’m not complaining! Who doesn’t love a filter?
He loves school. Finding the right place makes all the difference - but like all teenagers, He’s happy it’s the weekend but gutted that @topgear has finished. He loves @harrismonkey and his car knowledge but also really enjoys Paddy and Fred’s northern humour. If they ever need someone to stand in, he’d be up for it! He can’t believe they get paid to do that job.
Have a fab weekend everyone x

#sendparenting #meetthesenparent #autismawareness #hydrocephalus
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Love this boy. We get more real smiles if I use snapchat filters - and I’m not complaining! Who doesn’t love a filter?
He loves school. Finding the right place makes all the difference - but like all teenagers, He’s happy it’s the weekend but gutted that @topgear has finished. He loves @harrismonkey and his car knowledge but also really enjoys Paddy and Fred’s northern humour.  If they ever need someone to stand in, he’d be up for it! He can’t believe they get paid to do that job.  
Have a fab weekend everyone x

#sendparenting #meetthesenparent #autismawareness #hydrocephalus

4 days ago

Life AsPland

Is this you?

If yes and you live in/around Ashford in Kent, I have a few workshops coming up where you can learn how to write it down so it makes sense!

Check out the events on the page or head to lifeas-pland.com and they’re on the home page.

If you don’t live nearby but have a group of friends who may be interested, then get in touch. I’m always happy to travel.
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Is this you?

If yes and you live in/around Ashford in Kent, I have a few workshops coming up where you can learn how to write it down so it makes sense!

Check out the events on the page or head to https://lifeas-pland.com and they’re on the home page.

If you don’t live nearby but have a group of friends who may be interested, then get in touch. I’m always happy to travel.

4 days ago

Life AsPland

Your challenge today is your cup cupboard! Come on, are there cups with chips or cups the kids received with Easter eggs 10 years ago that no adult can actually hold due to the handle being toddler size? What about the cups at the back you save “for best”? Bring them forward, use them.
Get blitzing and then you can enjoy your #10amwithtea with a cup you love.
#marchchallenge #declutter #organisedlife #lifeaspland
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Your challenge today is your cup cupboard! Come on, are there cups with chips or cups the kids received with Easter eggs 10 years ago that no adult can actually hold due to the handle being toddler size? What about the cups at the back you save “for best”? Bring them forward, use them. 
Get blitzing and then you can enjoy your #10amwithtea with a cup you love.
#marchchallenge #declutter #organisedlife #lifeaspland

5 days ago

Life AsPland

Today’s challenge is your freezer! What’s hiding at the back (or the bottom if you have a chest freezer)?
Have a sort out but also make a note of the things in there so you can plan meals for the next week!
If your meals are planned, you can also set reminders on your phone to take meats out the night before.
#declutter #marchchallenge #10amwithtea #lifeaspland #organisedlife
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Today’s challenge is your freezer! What’s hiding at the back (or the bottom if you have a chest freezer)? 
Have a sort out but also make a note of the things in there so you can plan meals for the next week! 
If your meals are planned, you can also set reminders on your phone to take meats out the night before.
#declutter #marchchallenge #10amwithtea #lifeaspland #organisedlife
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Most Popular Posts

  • The Happy DiaryThe Happy Diary by Debs Aspland 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. (25)
  • 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. (18)
  • 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. (17)
  • 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. (17)
  • Lists - where would we be without themLists – where would we be without them by Debs Aspland Saturday, 3rd November 2018 I love lists. I have lists for everything (13)

Most Popular Posts

  • 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. (25)
  • 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. (18)
  • 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. (17)
  • 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. (17)
  • Lists – where would we be without themLists - where would we be without them Saturday, 3rd November 2018 I love lists. I have lists for everything (13)
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