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Live By Your Design

A lifestyle design and self help blog that encourages readers to knowlove, and be themselves, authentically!

Your life is yours and yours alone. Own it! Make it what you want!

Know Yourself

Do you know who you are? Really know who you are? The first step in lifestyle design is knowing who you are and what you want. Check out these posts that will help you get to know yourself better!

Love Yourself

All things self love and self care. Are you in need of a confidence boost? Looking for some encouraging words? What about tips on growing your self esteem? Read on and empower yourself!

Be Yourself

What good is all this talk of lifestyle design if you never bring that dream to fruition? From tips on planning, to creating routines, to motivation and inspiration, these posts will help you live by your design.

Recent Posts

  • Integrity Affirmations – 27 Positive Affirmations for Integrity
    Integrity affirmations are a great way to help us remember to stick to our personal values. In this post, we’ll keep it short and sweet. First, we’ll answer the question, “What is integrity?” Then, we’ll list 27 positive affirmations for integrity, so you can empower yourself to do what you […]
  • 27 Autumn Affirmations for Embracing Change
    The end of summer is a perfect time to break out some autumn affirmations! Autumn brings change. From the colorful leaves, to their inevitable fall, to the weather cooling down… Many people embark on new journeys in autumn. It might be the start of a new school year, or an […]
  • How to Stop Being Self Righteous – 3 Ways to Leave Your “Holier-Than-Thou” Mindset Behind
    If you’re searching “how to stop being self righteous”, odds are you may be familiar with the following line of thought: Ugh. People suck. Why do people suck so much? Why am I so much better than everyone else? Do you ever find yourself thinking like that? I know I […]
  • 33 Inspiring Self Compassion Quotes + Affirmations for Self Compassion
    As you’ll see pointed out in several of these self compassion quotes, showing yourself love is just as important as showing it to others! A key element of self love is self compassion. Practicing self compassion can make you happier, wiser, and more confident in your ability to face life’s […]
  • Self Discipline Is Self Love
    Self discipline is self love. And self love isn’t always easy! But it’s one of the most important journeys any of us can ever take. In this post, we’ll take a look at how self discipline is self love, followed by some self discipline examples and tips on how to […]
  • How to Use Affirmation Cards to Fill Your Life With Inspiration
    Affirmations are a great way to retrain your brain to think more positively. In this post, we’ll take a look at how to use affirmation cards, how to make affirmation cards, and where to keep them in order to add a boost of inspiration to your daily life. What Are […]
  • 35+ Positive Travel Affirmations to Ease Your Travel Anxiety
    Are you heading out of state to visit family? Traveling for work? Or taking a long overdue vacation? Whatever’s got you packing your bags, travel affirmations can help you feel excited and empowered rather than overwhelmed when faced with a break in your usual routine. Let’s take a look at […]
  • How to Embrace Your Sexuality After Purity Culture Trauma
    Purity culture trauma. We’re hearing about it more and more these days, as sex positivity rises to replace the sexual shame brought on by purity culture. You don’t have to have grown up in a particularly religious household to have experienced the effects of toxic purity culture. Purity culture permeates […]
  • 28 Empowering Affirmations for Abundance
    We all want to live an abundant life – where both our most basic needs and our deepest desires are fulfilled. But feeling that we are in lack can psychologically (and, as some argue, spiritually) block us from letting that abundance flow. Rather than crumbling in fear of lack, we […]
  • What to Do When You Feel Lost in Life – 3 Easy Steps to Find Your Path
    Something’s not quite right. You’re not sure what it is, exactly, but something’s got you searching for “what to do when you are feeling lost”. Feeling lost in life is a common problem. Most people will deal with those feelings at some point in life. I’ve definitely been there more […]