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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

  • 27 Positive Affirmations for Negative Thoughts
    There’s a lot of fear and pain in the world today. Amidst all the darkness, affirmations for negative thoughts can help you feel empowered rather than hopeless. When dealing with negative thoughts, it’s important to counter them and not let them hold power over you. So, here are 27 positive […]
  • The Art of Creating Yourself – YOU Decide Who You Are Each Day!
    Hey, you! I got some news for you. Good news, I think. Depends on how you look at it. The news is this: Who you are is entirely up to you. You decide who you are, and you decide it each and every day. This is great news, in my […]
  • 25 Inspiring Songs About Hope for the Future
    These are some dark times we’re living in. A global pandemic. Extreme political and social polarization. Economic stress. And everywhere you look, it seems like people just keep hurting each other. When things feel really heavy, music has the power to lift our spirits and remind us to hold on […]
  • People Suck! How to Cope With the Dark Side of Humanity
    People suck. People hurt other people, and on purpose! They even stoop so low as to hurt kids, and other vulnerable populations. Non-human animals and the environment are at risk from the brutality of humans, too. Some humans just don’t seem to care about anyone or anything outside of themselves, […]
  • 50+ Inspiring Self Love Quotes for Instagram Captions & Beyond
    The opportunity to spread messages of self love and self care is one of the most beautiful things about the internet. Social media definitely has more than its share of negativity, hatred, and nasty comment sections. To be clear, it isn’t healthy to force positivity 24/7. Being real about mental […]
  • 50 Self Discipline Affirmations to Help You Honor Your Priorities
    The key to becoming self disciplined is believing you can be. These self discipline affirmations will help you be more sure of your own ability to accomplish your goals. Now, before we get into the rest of this post, I want to make one thing clear: I don’t believe in […]
  • How to Cope With Being Touch Starved – 7 Tips for Dealing With Touch Starvation
    Whether it’s a recent development due to the pandemic, or you’ve been dealing with physical isolation for some time, being touch starved can really take a toll on your mental health. There are plenty of people around the world who don’t get enough physical affection from their friends, family, or […]
  • Is Minimalism for You? 5 Benefits of Frugal Minimalism and Sustainability
    Many people hear the word “minimalism” and immediately think of an interior design style. But that’s not all it’s about–in fact, minimalist decor isn’t even necessary when it comes to frugal minimalism and sustainability! In this post, we’ll take a look at what minimalism really is. Then, we’ll go over […]
  • 55 Positive Affirmations for Creativity
    Do you consider yourself a creative person? (Spoiler alert: We all are!) Whatever form of creativity you take on, these positive affirmations for creativity will help you grow more confident in your creative power. I’ve split this post into 5 categories of creativity affirmations; creativity comes in many forms! We’ll […]
  • How to Create a Mindful Evening Routine with Night Time Affirmations
    8:00pm? 10:00pm? Two in the morning? Whenever you wind down, here’s a helpful guide for how to create a mindful evening routine with night time affirmations. Now, of course, routines are very personal. There’s no set Perfect Evening Routine that’s going to work for everyone. We all have different needs […]