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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 …

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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, …

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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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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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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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1 day ago

Life AsPland

If the Mersey overflows today,
we know the reason why.
Because all the people of Liverpool,
are not ashamed to cry.
Let us not forget them,
remember them with pride.
For we are one big family,
the pride of Merseyside! RIP 96,
"YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE".

#ynwa #neverforget
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If the Mersey overflows today, 
we know the reason why. 
Because all the people of Liverpool,
are not ashamed to cry. 
Let us not forget them, 
remember them with pride. 
For we are one big family, 
the pride of Merseyside! RIP 96,
YOULL NEVER WALK ALONE. 

#ynwa #neverforget

5 days ago

Life AsPland

My new planter is a thing of beauty. Spent the afternoon repotting and nipped out for more compost, only to find this gorgeous plant pot. Giving him a roof of succulents has cheered me up.
I need a name for him/her - all ideas welcome.

pD - sage green and cream camper van shaped plant pot with red succulent flowers as the roof.
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My new planter is a thing of beauty. Spent the afternoon repotting and nipped out for more compost, only to find this gorgeous plant pot.  Giving him a roof of succulents has cheered me up. 
I need a name for him/her - all ideas welcome.

pD - sage green and cream camper van shaped plant pot with red succulent flowers as the roof.

Comment on Facebook My new planter is a ...

I’m all gardened out now ... been out here since 9 am, sat with a brew before I finish off

My mates is called nelson, now I just think all campers suit nelson x

I love it 😍

Jean after AJ 😂

Campy 🤣

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6 days ago

Life AsPland

Happy #NationalSiblingDay2021

I was fortunate enough to come from a very very large family - my dad had almost 50 cousins!!!

My cousins and 2nd cousins were my additional siblings. It never felt like I just had two brothers. Caravan holidays in Wales, fish and chips on benches and parties with bin bags filled with prawn crackers - all make great memories.

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Happy #nationalsiblingday2021

I was fortunate enough to come from a very very large family - my dad had almost 50 cousins!!! 

My cousins and 2nd cousins were my additional siblings. It never felt like I just had two brothers. Caravan holidays in Wales, fish and chips on benches and parties with bin bags filled with prawn crackers - all make great memories.

pD - 8 children sat on a long bench eating chips.

7 days ago

Life AsPland

When your day isn’t quite the day you hoped for but then some of your plants arrive (more due tomorrow) and rain is forecast so the ground will be good to go.

Red Baron grass, Cornus sanguinea and sacred bamboo - lots of lovely reds and oranges for the garden.

First order from @yougardenuk but will be back for more.

What makes you feel happy?

Pd - photos of plants in a box ready to be planted.

#gardensofinstagram #newgardener #learningasigo
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1 week ago

Life AsPland

People often ask “why would I need a coach?”

People hire a coach when they are making a career transition, starting a new business, feeling dissatisfied, re-evaluating life choices, or simply looking for personal/professional breakthroughs.

A coach offers you feedback, insights, and guidance from an outside viewpoint but as an on-going collaborative partnership built on taking action.

Coaches also help you to be accountable for all those things you say you want to do but never get round to.

I have two spaces available for new clients this month so head over to my be awesome site and book a slot before they go.

beawesome.lifeas-pland.com/coaching-for-success/

#coachingforsuccess #coachingonline #coachingworks #goalsetting #goals #plansforthefuture

PD - quote - you can’t go back and change the beginning but you can start where you are and change the ending
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People often ask “why would I need a coach?”

People hire a coach when they are making a career transition, starting a new business, feeling dissatisfied, re-evaluating life choices, or simply looking for personal/professional breakthroughs. 

A coach offers you feedback, insights, and guidance from an outside viewpoint but as an on-going collaborative partnership built on taking action.

Coaches also help you to be accountable for all those things you say you want to do but never get round to.

I have two spaces available for new clients this month so head over to my be awesome site and book a slot before they go.

https://beawesome.lifeas-pland.com/coaching-for-success/

#coachingforsuccess #coachingonline #coachingworks #goalsetting #goals #plansforthefuture 

PD - quote - you can’t go back and change the beginning but you can start where you are and change the ending

2 weeks ago

Life AsPland

We’ve spent the afternoon recycling old cushions to create a large cushion for our meditation seat. Who knew that ripping stuffing apart and repacking it was such an effort. Definitely worth it though.

#meditation #meditationgarden #upcycledproject #knackered
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We’ve spent the afternoon recycling old cushions to create a large cushion for our meditation seat.  Who knew that ripping stuffing apart and repacking it was such an effort. Definitely worth it though. 

#meditation #meditationgarden #upcycledproject #knackered

Comment on Facebook We’ve spent the ...

Well done. You’ve done a great job ❤️

2 weeks ago

Life AsPland

When your brother visits for the first time since last summer and he brings gifts for your garden - how gorgeous is this Buddha?
Looking perfect in my new tropical area, near my meditation zone.

#belatedchristmas #familyknowsmewell #aGOODgoodFRIDAY

PD: resting Manlai Buddha statue in the garden
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When your brother visits for the first time since last summer and he brings gifts for your garden - how gorgeous is this Buddha? 
Looking perfect in my new tropical area, near my meditation zone.

#belatedchristmas #familyknowsmewell #agoodgoodfriday 

PD:  resting Manlai Buddha statue in the garden

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Ahh Debs that’s so you, gorgeous present x

2 weeks ago

Life AsPland

When I heard on the news today 10 years have passed since we lost Amy Winehouse, I immediately thought “I can’t believe that’s 10 years ago.”

My next thought was “I’m getting old” because that’s a phrase I associate with older people.

Make this old woman feel better and less alone by sharing the moments you remember making you feel old.

PD- you know you’re getting old when .......

#gettingold #middleagedwomanofinstagram
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When I heard on the news today 10 years have passed since we lost Amy Winehouse, I immediately thought “I can’t believe that’s 10 years ago.”

My next thought was “I’m  getting old” because that’s a phrase I associate with older people.

Make this old woman feel better and less alone by sharing the moments you remember making you feel old.

PD- you know you’re getting old when .......

#gettingold #middleagedwomanofinstagram

Comment on Facebook When I heard on the ...

When I stopped fancying The Osmonds (pop group) as they look too old, except Donny who still looks good 😂😂

When my eldest sister was 40 and I was 28. Wow I thought she is old. So old is 12 years older than me. So that would be 74.

You realise your eldest grandson will be 12 next month...... and your 8th grandchild is imminent! 🤷‍♀️😱😱😱

I think when my sister turned 50 it made me feel old!! Thankfully not as old as her 😂

Peeing myself when coughing lol! X

The 6ft tall young adults still say Hi Miss when they see me 😂 (that’s working in a primary school for you)

Oh and your 13 year old grandson is taller than you!,,,,

The England cricket team look like children 😳

When a shop assistant says thank you 'dear' 😂

You’re listening to some favourite songs from the 90s and your teenager reminds you that was 30 years ago 🥺😂

Wearing shorts in winter is no longer an option🤔😳

When Nirvana is being played on the Bbc Radio 2’s nonstop oldies! 😥

I just have no idea what the kids r going on about or when someone I remember changing nappies for one minute is now learning to drive 🙈

When your apprentice does not know what a floppy disk is🤔🤣

You realise people are having 60 birthdays and you have already had yours

Wow ! Xx

When your beautiful granddaughter is seventeen in 4 weeks xxx

When you pull a calf muscle sneezing 🤧

You look at old photos and say who’s that and it’s a younger you 😆

When even your eyeballs ache!....

I look in a mirror xxx

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2 weeks ago

Life AsPland

What a difference - our garden used to be a long strip of green with very little else. Now we have - gym, a shed, a pagodola, a seating area, a few beds, nice pots and more. It look more like a garden than a field.
Now time to really go to town on plants, trees and shrubs.
#lockdowngarden #gardensofinstagram
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What a difference - our garden used to be a long strip of green with very little else. Now we have - gym, a shed, a pagodola, a seating area, a few beds, nice pots and more. It look more like a garden than a field. 
Now time to really go to town on plants, trees and shrubs. 
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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. (136)
  • 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. (126)
  • 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 (114)
  • Incomplete CompassionIncomplete Compassion by Debs Aspland 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… (107)
  • Failure, then successFailure, then success by Debs Aspland Monday, 1st June 2020 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… (93)

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. (136)
  • 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. (126)
  • 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 (114)
  • 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… (107)
  • Failure, then successFailure, then success Monday, 1st June 2020 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… (93)
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