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If you want to make an easy job seem mighty hard, just keep putting it off.
Quotivation

Putting it off – making an easy job a challenge

Why do we do it? We have these jobs we know we need to do but we keep putting them off. By doing this, we make the job appear even more difficult than it is. We give it a power and then even more amazingly, we start to believe the hype we have created.

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Taking care of myself doesn't me first, it means me too - motivational quote
Quotivation

Self care: Me too not Me First,

Self care isn’t about making you the number one priority and ignoring the needs of everyone around you. Self care means “me too”.

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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 nutty dog who fits right in!

I try to keep it real, I don't pretend I have the perfect Instagrammable home life, work/life balance or eating habits. Like you, I have good days when motivation comes easily and days when just getting out of bed is an achievement.

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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Quotivation

Eat the ugly Frog first

If we eat the frog, (ie get that awful job done out of the way), then the rest of the day has got to be a breeze but what if you have more than one frog item on your list?

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Teen Calm Box
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Review – Teen Calm Box

The aim of Teen Calm is to help young adults develop a routine that builds self-regulation skills so they can cope with those annoying doubts and insecurities

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Getting organisedQuotivation

To Do List, Planning and Scheduling

“a plan Is what, a schedule is when. It takes both to get things done” Pubilius Syrus Lists Are you a list writer? Do you have lists everywhere? Or maybe even lists organised in one lovely book – yes I’m talking about you – or maybe you have amazing mind maps that you’ve spent hours …

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Quotivation

Incomplete Compassion

Compassion – a strong feeling of sympathy and sadness for the suffering or bad luck of others and a wish to help them” Cambridge English Dictionary Everyone, with the exception of perhaps some psychopaths, has the ability to feel compassion towards others. Studies have shown that some psychopaths have the ability to feel compassion but …

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To do two things at once is to do neither
Quotivation

Focus, focus, focus

If you are anything like me, you are possibly involved in several projects. Maybe you’re not involved in lots of projects, but you are trying to juggle work, home, me-time, keeping fit, being a mum/dad, and somehow trying to find time to write that book or redecorate that room. or learn a new skill I …

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The only way you are going to have success is to have lots of failures first
Quotivation

Failure, then success

Fear of Failure Why are we so afraid of failure? Failure means different things to different people; due to our upbringing, beliefs, values and obviously the standards we set for ourselves. Failure for one person may not be a failure for someone else. First of all, you need to really be clear about what failure …

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Start where you are, use what you have
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! …

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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 …

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15 hours ago

Life AsPland

When school says gardening is on their to do list, I think it’s good for them to know that weeding is a necessary evil.

Before my sad stalker accuses me of child labour, I also helped 🙄

#rockingmotherhood #homeschooling #lifeskills #lockdown3 #gardeninglife
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When school says gardening is on their to do list, I think it’s good for them to know that weeding is a necessary evil.

Before my sad stalker accuses me of child labour, I also helped  🙄

#rockingmotherhood  #homeschooling #lifeskills #lockdown3 #gardeninglifeImage attachment

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Bloody Nora!!! Is she still having a go at you?

Hilarious! Does your stalker know you only let them out of the locked cupboard one at a time?!😜🤣🤣

Looking good Kane

Wait what? Stalker?

Handsome young man xx

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4 days ago

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I saw this today and it really made me laugh. When this lockdown is over, let’s not tell some people.

What one thing from Lockdown will you take with you? For me, it has to be the joy of gardening. We discovered it last year and I am so excited to see sunshine again so we can get back out there and get planting again.

#lockdown2021 #happy #gardeninglife
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I saw this today and it really made me laugh.  When this lockdown is over, let’s not tell some people.  

What one thing from Lockdown will you take with you?  For me, it has to be the joy of gardening.  We discovered it last year and I am so excited to see sunshine again so we can get back out there and get planting again.

#lockdown2021 #happy #gardeninglife

5 days ago

Life AsPland

I received this lovely #affirmation card set as a gift from my husband.

They are created by the rather fabulous @natalietricevisibilityduchess and I’m absolutely in love with them.

I’ve created a little stand and each day I’m choosing a new affirmation and keeping it next to my Mac so I am reminded all day.

Today’s “when the doubts stop, the greatness starts” was perfect.

This is a great gift idea if you’re looking for something different for a friend, especially after a year of chaos.

#supportindependentbusiness #positivevibes #positivemindset #affirmationsoftheday
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I received this lovely #affirmation card set as a gift from my husband.

They are created by the rather fabulous @natalietricevisibilityduchess  and I’m absolutely in love with them. 

I’ve created a little stand and each day I’m choosing a new affirmation and keeping it next to my Mac so I am reminded all day.

Today’s “when the doubts stop, the greatness starts” was perfect.

This is a great gift idea if you’re looking for something different for a friend, especially after a year of chaos.

#supportindependentbusiness #positivevibes #positivemindset #affirmationsofthedayImage attachment

6 days ago

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I thought my 50th in lockdown was over but today a few presents arrived and I’m ever grateful that the Royal Mail has had a few delivery issues!

This plant pot saying “50, Debs we think you’re blooming marvellous” has given me the biggest grin.

Thanks to #sendbloggers who really went out of their way to ensure I had the best 50th ever.

This will take pride of place on our pagodola (can’t remember if pagoda or pergola so pagodola it is)! A visit to the garden centre needed to find something amazing to put in.

#thankyou #gratitude #50isthenew21 #happinessisgoodfriends
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I thought my 50th in lockdown was over but today a few presents arrived and I’m ever grateful that the Royal Mail has had a few delivery issues!

This plant pot saying “50, Debs we think you’re blooming marvellous” has given me the biggest grin. 

Thanks to #sendbloggers who really went out of their way to ensure I had the best 50th ever.  

This will take pride of place on our pagodola (can’t remember if pagoda or pergola so pagodola it is)! A visit to the garden centre needed to find something amazing to put in.

#thankyou #gratitude #50isthenew21 #happinessisgoodfriends

7 days ago

Life AsPland

I have been truly spoiled today. Turning 50 in Lockdown was something I expected to be quite low key but at 12.15pm, I’m already overwhelmed by all the wishes, gifts (my family have truly spoiled me), a video, video calls, afternoon tea (for about 20 people), and this beautiful piece of bespoke jewellery from one of my besties.

Feeling very loved and very happy.

Thanks everyone.

#birthdaygirl #50isthenew21 #spoiled #loved #happy
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I have been truly spoiled today. Turning 50 in Lockdown was something I expected to be quite low key but at 12.15pm, I’m already overwhelmed by all the wishes, gifts (my family have truly spoiled me), a video, video calls, afternoon tea (for about 20 people), and this beautiful piece of bespoke jewellery from one of my besties. 

Feeling very loved and very happy.

Thanks everyone.

#birthdaygirl #50isthenew21 #spoiled #loved #happy

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Very happy birthday Debs xx

Happy Birthday 🥳

1 week ago

Life AsPland

I am looking for inspiration. I am revamping a room to become a dedicated office. At the moment it’s an office, chill room and dumping ground for all things that don’t have a home!

So tell me, what would make the perfect home office for you? What storage, desk, accessories, colour schemes would you choose? What are the must haves? What are the “I would like but it’s not essential”? What are the “I thought I needed but have never touched” items?

All ideas much appreciated. Feel free to dm me some images if you have something you think I need to buy.

#homeoffice #workfromhome #makeyourofficegreatagain #storage #storageideas #desksetup #deskgoals #colourisimportant #lightingmatters #corkboards #whiteboards
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I am looking for inspiration.  I am revamping a room to become a dedicated office.  At the moment it’s an office, chill room and dumping ground for all things that don’t have a home!  

So tell me, what would make the perfect home office for you?  What storage, desk, accessories, colour schemes would you choose?  What are the must haves?  What are the “I would like but it’s not essential”?  What are the “I thought I needed but have never touched” items?

All ideas much appreciated.  Feel free to dm me some images if you have something you think I need to buy.  

#homeoffice #workfromhome #makeyourofficegreatagain #storage #storageideas #desksetup #deskgoals #colourisimportant #lightingmatters #corkboards #whiteboards

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Plants and the biggest desk you can fit in xx

1 week ago

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Sunshine. It may be weak and it may not be hot but it’s there, it’s mild and suddenly everything in the world seems so much easier to deal with.

Windows are open, washing is on the line (tumble dryer died so this is a real bonus) and I’m heading into the garden to make a start on prepping it for Spring.

What about you? What’s on your “to do” list today?

#weekendvibes #sunshinetherapy #windowsopen #motivation #gardeningmakesmehappy #weekendsunshine #lockdown3hasbeenhard
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Sunshine. It may be weak and it may not be hot but it’s there, it’s mild and suddenly everything in the world seems so much easier to deal with.

Windows are open, washing is on the line (tumble dryer died so this is a real bonus) and I’m heading into the garden to make a start on prepping it for Spring.

What about you?  What’s on your “to do” list today?

#weekendvibes #sunshinetherapy #windowsopen #motivation #gardeningmakesmehappy #weekendsunshine #lockdown3hasbeenhard

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It's so nice to have a bit of sunshine- our windows are open and I've got my jeans on ready to go and face the world 🙂

2 weeks ago

Life AsPland

My mind is like someone emptied the kitchen junk drawer onto a trampoline.

Just me?

Half term has given me chance to try a quick reset but as I sit thinking of what I need to do, what I want to do and combining those with home schooling, coaching, mentoring, a few other projects bubbling in the background and taking on a new role, I’m thinking I need a clone, a few more days in the week or maybe I just need to practice what I preach.

Anyone else?
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My mind is like someone emptied the kitchen junk drawer onto a trampoline.

Just me? 

Half term has given me chance to try a quick reset but as I sit thinking of what I need to do, what I want to do and combining those with home schooling, coaching, mentoring, a few other projects bubbling in the background and taking on a new role, I’m thinking I need a clone, a few more days in the week or maybe I just need to practice what I preach.

Anyone else?

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Me too! What a day of today... cooked 3 sweet dishes with Jessica, honey comb, chic biscuit flap jacks oh and champion cheese muffins, then a cheat prawn risotto, a paneer curry with cheat onion bhajis, oh my I’m knackered x

2 weeks ago

Life AsPland

Lists to plans to schedules

You need them all to get there

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Lists to plans to schedules

You need them all to get there

https://lifeas-pland.com/to-do-list-planning-and-scheduling/

2 weeks ago

Life AsPland

The answer may not be at the beach but shouldn't we at least check?

The beach is my happy place and I seem to resolve lots of issues when I am there. I know that if I have an issue going round in my head, going to the beach helps me. I either think of a different way to approach it or I at least calm down and put things into perspective.

I take my children there when they are having a bad time and we choose stones of different sizes to represent the issues they have and we then talk about it. When we think we have a solution, we then sit with our backs to the sea and throw the stones behind us into the sea (making sure no one is at risk of getting hit) and put our worries behind us.

I am not saying it makes our worries disappear altogether, but it helps us to talk through the problem and throwing the stones helps us to move on.

Where is your happy place?

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The answer may not be at the beach but shouldnt we at least check?

The beach is my happy place and I seem to resolve lots of issues when I am there.  I know that if I have an issue going round in my head, going to the beach helps me.  I either think of a different way to approach it or I at least calm down and put things into perspective.

I take my children there when they are having a bad time and we choose stones of different sizes to represent the issues they have and we then talk about it.  When we think we have a solution, we then sit with our backs to the sea and throw the stones behind us into the sea (making sure no one is at risk of getting hit) and put our worries behind us.  

I am not saying it makes our worries disappear altogether, but it helps us to talk through the problem and throwing the stones helps us to move on.

Where is your happy place?

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#coaching #motivation #motivationalspeaker  #mojorevial  #findingmymjo #mentalhealth #keepingitreal #empowerment #speaker #honestymatters #professionalspeakers  #servepeople #selfhelptips #selfhelp #selfdevelopmenttools #selfdevelopmentcoach #selfdevelopmentmadesimple

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It's the beach again for me too. I love that stone idea! Oh how I miss the beach 😔

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  • 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. (105)
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  • Incomplete CompassionIncomplete Compassion Friday, 5th June 2020 If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incompleteJack Kornfield Compassion - a strong feeling of sympathy and sadness for the suffering or bad luck of others and a wish to help them"Cambridge English Dictionary Everyone, with the exception of perhaps some psychopaths, has the ability to feel compassion towards others. Studies have shown… (82)
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