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Get your happy on
Motivating

Get Your Happy On

Each year, we all write a list of things that make us happy.  This can be anything from “having a cup of tea in peace” to “getting to watch RHO Beverley Hills without being asked why I watch it”.

Shuffle the cards
Motivating

Let’s Reshuffle the Cards

When everything is whirling around in your brain?  When you’ve got a to do list that scares you?  How do you clear your head to refocus?

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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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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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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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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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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The feet of someone relaxing in a hammock on a beach
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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J walking down the beach
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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2 hours ago

Life AsPland

Happy Father’s Day to my fun husband - the man who finishes a long day at work and then takes the boys out on their bikes, the man who gives up Sunday mornings to sit in a cold hall so his daughter can do Krav Maga, the man who has trained the kids to think his jokes are funny (they’re not)!

As a father, he’s had to face so many challenges but 15 years on, we’re all upright and laughing. Thanks @caspland

Happy Father’s Day to my lovely dad too. A dad who taught me to get back up and get on with it, a skill I’ve needed a lot. Thanks @william.swindley

Hope you both have a lovely Fathers Day x
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7 hours ago

Life AsPland

Happy summer solstice
We watched the @englishheritage FB live at #stonehenge last night and this morning. Grey and overcast in Salisbury. Then let the dog out and was greeted with these amazing skies.
#summersolstice2020
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19 hours ago

Life AsPland

When your husband brings home a cable drum from work. One happy wife.

Now he’s realising just what a cheap date he married 😂

What shall I do? Paint it? Put a layer of copper coins on it?

Ideas please!

#upcycle #cabledrum #CableDrumTable #gardenideas
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When your husband brings home a cable drum from work. One happy wife. 

Now he’s realising just what a cheap date he married 😂

What shall I do? Paint it? Put a layer of copper coins on it? 

Ideas please! 

#upcycle #cabledrum #CableDrumTable #gardenideas

Comment on Facebook When your husband ...

I was happy when Chris brought mine home too! 😂😂

Mines just varnished. And I love it. Though mine is starting to rot. :((

I've seen the copper coins done as a kitchen floor. Looked amazing x

Oooh rustic ... lovely ... if he gets another one, remember me 🙋🏼‍♀️

Ahh you could paint it to look like a spotty toadstool!

Very nice 😂😂

Copper coins for J xx

Beautiful xx

paint, then decoupage the top?

Paint it ... x

Yes paint it

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2 days ago

Life AsPland

Friday nights.

Before children, my Friday nights were always late ones involving alcohol and given my job, could also be spent in a variety of overseas resorts. Getting home as the sun rose wasn’t uncommon.

Now, my Friday nights include a box set or a good book, a cuppa, my bullet journal and a take away.

Would I swap? Nope! I can’t handle all nighters now - with or without alcohol.

How are you spending your Friday evening?
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Friday nights. 

Before children, my Friday nights were always late ones involving alcohol and given my job, could also  be spent in a variety of overseas resorts.   Getting home as the sun rose wasn’t uncommon. 

Now, my Friday nights include a box set or a good book, a cuppa, my bullet journal and a take away. 

Would I swap? Nope! I can’t handle all nighters now - with or without alcohol.  

How are you spending your Friday evening?

3 days ago

Life AsPland

Has anyone told you today just how amazing you are?

Have you told anyone else today how amazing they are?

Tag a friend who needs to hear this and let them know that you think they are amazing.
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Has anyone told you today just how amazing you are?

Have you told anyone else today how amazing they are?

Tag a friend who needs to hear this and let them know that you think they are amazing.

3 days ago

Life AsPland

What’s your dream?

What’s stopping you?

We’re all guilty of not going for it. Maybe we think we don’t have the skills, the equipment, the network, the looks, the figure, the time, the friends, the support or the first idea of where to start.

Maybe we worry about what others will think if we go for it.

Maybe we think others are already doing it so there’s no space for us.

As a life coach, I see this all the time. If you’re looking for a coach, I have some space so get in touch.

Today, write that dream down somewhere. Or perhaps make it your password for your computer, or put it on a post it on your mirror. Look at it every day, even for a few minutes, and imagine what one thing you could do to make it a reality.

#motivation #podcastersofinstagram #inspiration #goals #movingforward2020
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What’s your dream?  

What’s stopping you? 

We’re all guilty of not going for it. Maybe we think we don’t have the skills, the equipment, the network, the looks, the figure, the time, the friends, the support or the first idea of where to start.

Maybe we worry about what others will think if we go for it.

Maybe we think others are already doing it so there’s no space for us.

As a life coach, I see this all the time.  If you’re looking for a coach, I have some space so get in touch.

Today, write that dream down somewhere. Or perhaps make it your password for your computer, or put it on a post it on your mirror.  Look at it every day, even for a few minutes, and imagine what one thing you could do to make it a reality. 

#motivation #podcastersofinstagram #inspiration #goals #movingforward2020

4 days ago

Life AsPland

We were lucky enough to be asked to review the amazing @Teencalm box.

If you have a teenager or tweenager in your life, who like many struggles with anxiety or fear, then this will be of interest to you. Find out what I thought and more importantly, find out what my 14 year old daughter thought.

lifeas-pland.com/review-teen-calm-box/
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We were lucky enough to be asked to review the amazing @Teencalm box.  

If you have a teenager or tweenager in your life, who like many struggles with anxiety or fear, then this will be of interest to you.    Find out what I thought and more importantly, find out what my 14 year old daughter thought.

https://lifeas-pland.com/review-teen-calm-box/

Comment on Facebook We were lucky enough...

So glad you both liked it!

Cathy Wassell xxx

4 days ago

Life AsPland

Feedback on my podcast - cannot tell you how nice this is to hear.

Pressing publish is so nerve wrecking, you’re waiting for people to say “what on earth were you thinking” or “well done for trying but not really there yet, is it?”

I’m so happy that people really have embraced it and taken time out to feedback to me.

This makes an old woman very happy!

#podcastersofinstagram #podcast #newpodcast #motivation #productivity #lifeaspland
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Feedback on my podcast - cannot tell you how nice this is to hear. 

Pressing publish is so nerve wrecking, you’re waiting for people to say “what on earth were you thinking” or “well done for trying but not really there yet, is it?”

I’m so happy that people really have embraced it and taken time out to feedback to me. 

This makes an old woman very happy!

#podcastersofinstagram #podcast #newpodcast #motivation #productivity #lifeasplandImage attachment

4 days ago

Life AsPland

I’m now officially an NLP practitioner. Been a fan for ages and used many of the strategies in my coaching already but nice to complete an official certified course (even if the test was over 5k words and took me almost 7 hours to complete and the course work took me over a week to get through)! ... See MoreSee Less

I’m now officially an NLP practitioner. Been a fan for ages and used many of the strategies in my coaching already but nice to complete an official certified course (even if the test was over 5k words and took me almost 7 hours to complete and the course work took me over a week to get through)!

Comment on Facebook I’m now officially...

Brilliant Debs, Well done xx

congratulations x

That's fantastic. Well done xx

Well done. Good achievement.

Well done!

Fantastic Debs! Well done 👏🏻

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5 days ago

Life AsPland

First few interviews now live on the new podcast.

Listen to @stephnimmo @autismwithlovepublishing and @myrunningmyway talk about how they get motivated, how they unwind, how they get back up after a bad day and how they keep plates spinning.

Available wherever you listen to podcasts (except apple who are still verifying it - hopefully within next day or two).

Search “life Aspland” to find on your podcast app.

#podcastersofinstagram #motivation #podcast #inspjration #productivity #spinningplates
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First few interviews now live on the new podcast.

Listen to @stephnimmo @autismwithlovepublishing and @myrunningmyway talk about how they get motivated, how they unwind, how they get back up after a bad day and how they keep plates spinning.

Available wherever you listen to podcasts (except apple who are still verifying it - hopefully within next day or two).

Search “life Aspland” to find on your podcast app.

#podcastersofinstagram #motivation #podcast #inspjration #productivity #spinningplates

Comment on Facebook First few interviews...

OMG that crazy face at the top letting the side down! 🤣

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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. (41)
  • 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. (40)
  • 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. (34)
  • 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.   (34)
  • Review - Teen Calm BoxReview – Teen Calm Box by Debs Aspland Wednesday, 17th June 2020 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 (33)

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. (41)
  • 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. (40)
  • 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. (34)
  • 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.   (34)
  • Review – Teen Calm BoxReview - Teen Calm Box Wednesday, 17th June 2020 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 (33)
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