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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

  • 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 […]
  • Setting Social Media Boundaries for Your Mental Health
    Social media can be a beautiful tool to connect with people in your local community, or from anywhere around the world! It’s a wonderful thing, to be sure, and gives us an unprecedented opportunity to reach out to each other on a global scale. But social media can also be […]
  • 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 […]