#movingfromcitytocoast

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I have minimalist intentions but what does that actually mean? ๐Ÿค” ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ I wouldn't call myself a minimalist as such, but I do constantly reasses the items in my house and the entries in my calendar to make sure my life is happening intentionally and I'm not just bowling along adding extra stuff to my life here, there and everywhere! ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ Today I put away my summer clothing and unearthed my winter knits. Once again, while sifting through clothes there is yet another pile to go to the charity shop ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ I'm finding that the best thing about filling my life with *only* the things/people I most value is an all-encompassing sense of contentment that has followed ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ Minimalism certainly doesn't mean you have to own only 1 pair of shoes and sleep on a yoga mat as a mattress! ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ #lifecoach #lifecoaching #personaldevelopment #sussexlifecoach #worthinglifecoach #lovewhereyoulive #coastalliving #beachvibes #lifeoutsidethecity #lifeoutsidelondon #escapethecity #lifeafterlondon #citytocoast #movingfromcitytocoast #relocation #relocationspecialist #relocationcoach #relocationconsultant #movinghouse #wheretonext #flexibleworking #flexappeal #workthatworks #remoteworking #workingfromhome #flexfreedom #freelancelife #freelancefreedom #newbusinessventure
I'll be honest, when I moved to the coast 2 years ago I knew nobody for miles around. And it was scary. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ I freelance from home as an editor and my other half works away from home during the week. So there I was sitting in my much-dreamt-of new house... alone and lonely.๐Ÿก ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ I'd never spent that much time alone before - I have 3 siblings and we grew up in a house that was always full to the brim with lodgers and other kids that my mum childminded. At uni I lived with 5 people in a busy social house. And as an adult I've never lived alone. ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ It took a lot of getting used to but now I love my alone time - I have a sense of complete freedom. In order to fully enjoy the alone time though, for me there needs to be a balance of time spent connecting with people face to face. ๐Ÿค— ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ So I put some serious effort into finding some people to hang out with in my new home town. Making new friends doesn't happen by accident - Louise (on the left) of @soulfully_with_louise joked when we first met IRL that it's like a first date and if that goes well you even have to go through the kinda awkward bit of asking for a second date! ๐Ÿคช ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ The first time I asked someone if they wanted to meet for coffee it was a bit scary but nothing ventured nothing gained! And now I have a lovely bunch of new local friends who pop round for the odd g&t or to watch bake off! ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿท๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ So, cheers to friends old and new - each one is cherished ๐Ÿค— ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ #lifecoach #lifecoaching #personaldevelopment #sussexlifecoach #worthinglifecoach #lovewhereyoulive #coastalliving #beachvibes #lifeoutsidethecity #lifeoutsidelondon #escapethecity #lifeafterlondon #citytocoast #movingfromcitytocoast #relocation #relocationspecialist #relocationcoach #relocationconsultant #movinghouse #wheretonext #flexibleworking #flexappeal #workthatworks #remoteworking #workingfromhome #flexfreedom #freelancelife #freelancefreedom #newbusinessventure
I've got that post-holiday feeling where your brain just explodes with too many thoughts, feelings and ideas ๐Ÿ˜œ ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ Amazing how stopping for a week kickstarts your productivity when you get back! ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ Time to make sure this boat is heading in the right direction โ›ต๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ›ณ ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ How often do you check in with yourself to make sure everything is heading the way you want it to? It's so easy to just keep your head down working (guilty!) and feel like you don't have time to plan/ think/ dream. ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ I've had a word with the CEO (err, that'll be me) and booked in a meeting to discuss aims and objectives and progress. A year ago, that very thought would have filled me with dread but these days thinking about the future fills me with energy ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ #lifecoach #lifecoaching #personaldevelopment #sussexlifecoach #worthinglifecoach #lovewhereyoulive #coastalliving #beachvibes #lifeoutsidethecity #lifeoutsidelondon #escapethecity #lifeafterlondon #citytocoast #movingfromcitytocoast #relocation #relocationspecialist #relocationcoach #relocationconsultant #movinghouse #wheretonext #flexibleworking #flexappeal #workthatworks #remoteworking #workingfromhome #flexfreedom #freelancelife #freelancefreedom #newbusinessventure
When home is as magical as this, it's good to be home! ๐Ÿคฉ ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ It's no secret that I love where I live - and this beach in particular ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ Ask yourself honestly, when you got back from your last holiday or weekend away, were you excited to be home despite having an amazing break, or were you already planning your next escape? ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ As I did the obligatory walk around the whole house checking nothing was out of place when I arrived home yesterday, I embraced the warm fuzzy feeling that appeared - a mixture of pride, cosiness, contentment and joy. ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ I love to travel, but this is the first place I've lived where I'm truly excited to be home too! And that feels awesome. ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ #lifecoach #lifecoaching #personaldevelopment #sussexlifecoach #worthinglifecoach #lovewhereyoulive #coastalliving #beachvibes #lifeoutsidethecity #lifeoutsidelondon #escapethecity #lifeafterlondon #citytocoast #movingfromcitytocoast #relocation #relocationspecialist #relocationcoach #relocationconsultant #movinghouse #wheretonext #flexibleworking #flexappeal #workthatworks #remoteworking #workingfromhome #flexfreedom #freelancelife #freelancefreedom #newbusinessventure
Digital detox complete... and, guess what, I survived ๐Ÿคช ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ This has been my world for the last 9 days - meandering rivers, huge blue skies and trees that are just starting to think about Autumn ๐Ÿ‚๐Ÿ๐ŸŒณ ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ It has been blissful - pure relaxation ๐Ÿค— ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ Thoughts and feelings about being social media-free for a week: โœ… I survived all week without the internet, and given how much I'm usually on my phone, this wasn't a given โœ… No, all my followers didn't scarper, in fact I gained some โœ… I really enjoyed giving my full attention to what was going on around me โœ… I didn't miss Instagram but it still took a lot of willpower to overcome the physical habit of heading for that little brightly coloured icon when I had a quiet moment ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ Would I do it again? Absolutely! I'll be more mindful of putting my phone down at the weekend particularly ๐Ÿ“ต ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ #lifecoach #lifecoaching #personaldevelopment #sussexlifecoach #worthinglifecoach #lovewhereyoulive #coastalliving #beachvibes #lifeoutsidethecity #lifeoutsidelondon #escapethecity #lifeafterlondon #citytocoast #movingfromcitytocoast #relocation #relocationspecialist #relocationcoach #relocationconsultant #movinghouse #wheretonext #flexibleworking #flexappeal #workthatworks #remoteworking #workingfromhome #flexfreedom #freelancelife #freelancefreedom #newbusinessventure #digitaldetox
I'm going cold turkey... a whole 10 days without my phone.๐Ÿ“ต ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ โŒNo Instagram โŒNo emails โŒNo calendar appointments โŒNo pop-up reminders every 2 minutes reminding me to stop work for lunch, reminding me to take my vitamins, reminding me to exercise...๐Ÿคฏ ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ I'm handing it over to my other half on Sunday for safe keeping - although I wouldn't put it past him to throw it overboard when we get to the Norfolk broads... he's not a fan of my phone!๐Ÿšฃ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ I think it'll do me good... wish me luck!๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ ๐Ÿ“ท from @maxvdo_ via @socialrouteuk with thanks #lifecoach #lifecoaching #personaldevelopment #sussexlifecoach #worthinglifecoach #lovewhereyoulive #coastalliving #beachvibes #lifeoutsidethecity #lifeoutsidelondon #escapethecity #lifeafterlondon #citytocoast #movingfromcitytocoast #relocation #relocationspecialist #relocationcoach #relocationconsultant #movinghouse #wheretonext #flexibleworking #flexappeal #workthatworks #remoteworking #workingfromhome #flexfreedom #freelancelife #freelancefreedom #newbusinessventure #digitaldetox
Crikey, it's my 100th post! Time we got to know each other a little better, don't you think? ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ Here goes... ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ 1. I'm a coach who helps people relocate to the country or coast - just like I did. I juggle this with being a freelance medical editor ๐Ÿคน๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ 2. I moved to Worthing 2 years ago and LOVE it here - if I've been away my heart leaps when I see the sea again. Now my mission is for everyone to feel that way about where they live ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ 3. I met my other half underwater in the Philippines while doing coral reef conservation 8 years ago ๐Ÿณ ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ 4. My favourite spotify playlist is funk and soul classics - such feel good music! ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ 5. I'm very kind and love to help others, but it's sometimes to my own detriment ๐Ÿ˜˜ ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ 6. I swear quite a lot and when I'm in the presence of my friends' kids I'm always petrified I'm going to inadvertently teach them swear words ๐Ÿคฌ ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ 7. I play the clarinet, and when I was 18 I played at the Albert Hall. I'm still in a band - it's my mindfulness practice as it's basically impossible to play the music and think about something else at the same time! ๐ŸŽถ ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ 8. I find it very difficult to tell my left from my right. Even with my tricks to overcome this I frequently still get it wrong. ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ 9. I have lots of little quirks, for example I can't bear the feeling of velvet and I'm petrified of pigeons ๐Ÿ•Š ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ 10. My ideal evening would be outside round a fire with friends/family playing scrabble, looking at the stars and drinking a nice red wine ๐Ÿท ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ Is there anyone who knew all 10?! ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ #lifecoach #lifecoaching #personaldevelopment #sussexlifecoach #worthinglifecoach #lovewhereyoulive #coastalliving #beachvibes #lifeoutsidethecity #lifeoutsidelondon #escapethecity #lifeafterlondon #citytocoast #movingfromcitytocoast #relocation #relocationspecialist #relocationcoach #relocationconsultant #movinghouse #wheretonext #flexibleworking #flexappeal #workthatworks #remoteworking #workingfromhome #flexfreedom #freelancelife #freelancefreedom #newbusinessventure
Have you got a financial back up plan (aka a massive wad of cash stuffed under your matress)? ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ If you are taken ill (or in the case of my other half, if you break your leg in 3 places in a paragliding accident, as happened 3 years ago), you'll likely not be able to work for weeks or even months. ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ Where does that leave you financially? ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ We are both self-employed so when we bought our house we put our sensible hats on and decided that we wouldn't stretch ourselves too much with our mortgage - each of us is able to cover the mortgage and bills each month if the other is out of work. ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ Flowers are very lovely when you are ill, but you can only appreciate the lovely things if you don't have to worry about the big things from your sickbed. ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ If you are planning a big move in the next few years, start saving now for those "oh shit" moments, then you can fully enjoy the good stuff. ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ #lifecoach #lifecoaching #personaldevelopment #sussexlifecoach #worthinglifecoach #lovewhereyoulive #coastalliving #beachvibes #lifeoutsidethecity #lifeoutsidelondon #escapethecity #lifeafterlondon #citytocoast #movingfromcitytocoast #relocation #relocationspecialist #relocationcoach #relocationconsultant #movinghouse #wheretonext #flexibleworking #flexappeal #workthatworks #remoteworking #workingfromhome #flexfreedom #freelancelife #freelancefreedom #newbusinessventure
The cost of living is lower outside London. ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ If you are worried that your earnings will be lower outside London, you might be right depending upon what business you're in, but don't forget to factor in the fact that you likely won't spend as much. ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ We are off to the cinema shortly and tickets are just ยฃ6. If you go on a Monday, it's ยฃ3 - Monday madness indeed! ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ Not only that but it's a truly beautiful restored art deco building - a very different experience to a huge multiplex. ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ ๐Ÿ“ท with thanks to @feast_ant #lifecoach #lifecoaching #personaldevelopment #sussexlifecoach #worthinglifecoach #lovewhereyoulive #coastalliving #beachvibes #lifeoutsidethecity #lifeoutsidelondon #escapethecity #lifeafterlondon #citytocoast #movingfromcitytocoast #relocation #relocationspecialist #relocationcoach #relocationconsultant #movinghouse #wheretonext #flexibleworking #flexappeal #workthatworks #remoteworking #workingfromhome #flexfreedom #freelancelife #freelancefreedom #newbusinessventure #ipreview @preview.app
I've always got my nose in a book. ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ This year I'm trying extra hard to embrace the season we're in so I'm swotting up on how to get cosy in autumn by re-reading this lovely book The Little Book of Hygge by @meikwiking ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ Chilly evenings are upon us again and usually I moan a bit at this time of year about missing my flip flops and it getting dark so much earlier ๐Ÿ‘ฃ๐Ÿ‘™๐ŸŒ„ ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ The change in season is more obvious when you're out of the city and you spend more time outside in nature - the beach empties of tourists, the leaves change colour, the squirrels start digging up your lawn to bury food. It's always a few degrees cooler outside the city so it's nearly time to put the heating on (I promise I haven't yet but I've definitely considered it!). ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ Fairy lights, candles and a game of scrabble are on the cards for tonight and maybe a cheeky warming amaretto sour cocktail ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ How are you feeling about the changing season? ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ #lifecoach #lifecoaching #personaldevelopment #sussexlifecoach #worthinglifecoach #lovewhereyoulive #coastalliving #beachvibes #lifeoutsidethecity #lifeoutsidelondon #escapethecity #lifeafterlondon #citytocoast #movingfromcitytocoast #relocation #relocationspecialist #relocationcoach #relocationconsultant #movinghouse #wheretonext #flexibleworking #flexappeal #workthatworks #remoteworking #workingfromhome #flexfreedom #freelancelife #freelancefreedom #newbusinessventure #thelittlebookofhygge
Feel the fear and do it anyway ๐Ÿ˜ฏ ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ I've spent half of today with my heart in my mouth and the other half with it leaping with joy! What a rollercoaster! ๐ŸŽข๐ŸŽข๐ŸŽข ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ Your brain is programmed to feel fear when you do new things. It's a throwback to when new things = danger. ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ I did my first coaching assessment towards my diploma today... no danger involved, just a Skype session from my (very safe) home office. But that knowledge didn't stop the physical symptoms of fear setting in! Think sweaty palms, galloping heart... ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ A few deep breaths and acknowledging the fear for what it was, and I jumped right into a great session. ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ Every time you feel fear but go for it anyway, you teach your brain that fear is transient and that you'll be ok after the initial heart-in-mouth moment ๐Ÿ’• ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ Note to my brain for next time: I survived! Not only survived but actually enjoyed the process. ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ What are you putting off because of fear? ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ ๐Ÿ“ท from @glitterandgroceries with thanks #lifecoach #lifecoaching #personaldevelopment #sussexlifecoach #worthinglifecoach #lovewhereyoulive #coastalliving #beachvibes #lifeoutsidethecity #lifeoutsidelondon #escapethecity #lifeafterlondon #citytocoast #movingfromcitytocoast #relocation #relocationspecialist #relocationcoach #relocationconsultant #movinghouse #wheretonext #flexibleworking #flexappeal #workthatworks #remoteworking #workingfromhome #flexfreedom #freelancelife #freelancefreedom #newbusinessventure
Bear with me here as I weave a tale linking @converse and moving house! ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ If you've ever met me, the likelihood is that I will have been wearing converse at the time. I just love them... walk on the beach = converse... night out = yup, still converse. ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ This week my 3rd pair in a row of this particular design from @officeshoes died and I moved onto my 4th pair. They work for me, so I stick with them. ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ When you move house, a LOT of things change... your commute/your entire job, your social network (who lives around the corner for a cheeky g&t on a Tuesday), whether you wear ballet flats or wellies to get to the post office, your kids' schools... all that on top of finding your way around your new house - which box did you put your favourite mug in again?! ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ To give yourself the best chance of settling in quickly and getting your head around all the newness successfully, my top tip for today is: DON'T CHANGE EVERYTHING. ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ And here comes the link to converse... when you know what works in your life, stick to it! ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ If you go to yoga in London, go to yoga on the beach. If you play the guitar, find a new band. If you love theatre, book some tickets in your new local area. If you run 5 days a week, don't wait 6 months to find a new running club to join. ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ Just because you fancy a change of lifestyle, doesn't mean you need to forget everything you've ever learnt about what you enjoy and what you're good at! Use your own tried and tested methods of keeping yourself happy and healthy. ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ Now, don't mind me, I'm off to make my new converse look a little less glistening white - they make me feel like it's my first day of school! ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ #lifecoach #lifecoaching #personaldevelopment #sussexlifecoach #worthinglifecoach #lovewhereyoulive #coastalliving #beachvibes #lifeoutsidethecity #lifeoutsidelondon #escapethecity #lifeafterlondon #citytocoast #movingfromcitytocoast #relocation #relocationspecialist #relocationcoach #relocationconsultant #movinghouse #wheretonext #flexibleworking #flexappeal #workthatworks #remoteworking #workingfromhome #flexfreedom #freelancelife #freelancefreedom #newbusinessventure
When you live half a mile from this, every weekend feels like a holiday! ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ The sea was magnificent on Saturday (those colours ๐Ÿ˜) and I had my first paddleboarding lesson - I won't call it "stand-up paddleboarding" as there was definitely more swimming than standing up! It was great fun splashing around in the sea, learning something new.๐Ÿ„๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ 2 years on I still can't believe this place is home! ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ Hope you all had a fun bank holiday weekend? ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ #lifecoach #lifecoaching #personaldevelopment #sussexlifecoach #worthinglifecoach #lovewhereyoulive #coastalliving #beachvibes #lifeoutsidethecity #lifeoutsidelondon #escapethecity #lifeafterlondon #citytocoast #movingfromcitytocoast #relocation #relocationspecialist #relocationcoach #relocationconsultant #movinghouse #wheretonext #flexibleworking #flexappeal #workthatworks #remoteworking #workingfromhome #flexfreedom #freelancelife #freelancefreedom #newbusinessventure
My home is my castle (not this one though ๐Ÿ›). ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ The calm and yet energising home that I have created, where I am surrounded by things that I love, gives me a base from which I can roam, secure in the knowledge that whatever life throws at me while I'm out and about I can come home and feel like everything will be ok. ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ If you have a really stable base - whether that is your home, your parents' house where you grew up, or somewhere else - it can feel like you have been given the extra permission you might need to follow a dream of yours. ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ Having moved to the coast 2 years ago, I finally feel like I am where I'm supposed to be. And that has given me the confidence to start my new coaching adventure. ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ However crazy life gets with the constant juggling that we all do, I love that feeling of returning home after a full-on day ๐Ÿ˜ #lifecoach #lifecoaching #personaldevelopment #sussexlifecoach #worthinglifecoach #lovewhereyoulive #coastalliving #beachvibes #lifeoutsidethecity #lifeoutsidelondon #escapethecity #lifeafterlondon #citytocoast #movingfromcitytocoast #relocation #relocationspecialist #relocationcoach #relocationconsultant #movinghouse #wheretonext #flexibleworking #flexappeal #workthatworks #remoteworking #workingfromhome #flexfreedom #freelancelife #freelancefreedom #newbusinessventure
Anyone else have a charity shop pile by their front door at all times? ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ How ever much I get rid of I feel like there's always more to remove from my wardrobe/book shelves/back of the kitchen cupboard! ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ If you are planning a house move I highly recommend spending as much time as you can to pack slowly so you don't bring things to your new house that you're a bit 'meh' about! ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ If you're going to be working from home after you move, you can get rid of all actual work clothes - after all, you'll be working in pyjamas from now on, right?! Now that's a whole different post... ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ ๐Ÿ“ท @thedailyguru via @alvcoaching #lifecoach #lifecoaching #personaldevelopment #sussexlifecoach #worthinglifecoach #lovewhereyoulive #coastalliving #beachvibes #lifeoutsidethecity #lifeoutsidelondon #escapethecity #lifeafterlondon #citytocoast #movingfromcitytocoast #relocation #relocationspecialist #relocationcoach #relocationconsultant #movinghouse #wheretonext #flexibleworking #flexappeal #workthatworks #remoteworking #workingfromhome #flexfreedom #freelancelife #freelancefreedom #newbusinessventure
You're welcome! Read on to find out why... ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒณ ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ As you most likely already know, getting outdoors and especially spending time in green spaces increases your happiness. ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ If you are a city dweller, house plants are a good alternative, decreasing your stress levels and increasing the air quality in your home. (And if you're a #crazyplantlady like me then you don't need an excuse for more plants!) ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ And... here's a fun fact for you, according to recent studies, even looking at pictures of plants can help you to relax and lower your heat rate! ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŒฑ๐ŸŒฟ๐ŸŒณ ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ So, I'll leave you with this lovely fern that I found in the Tiergarten in Berlin last time I visited. ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ #lifecoach #lifecoaching #personaldevelopment #sussexlifecoach #worthinglifecoach #lovewhereyoulive #coastalliving #beachvibes #lifeoutsidethecity #lifeoutsidelondon #escapethecity #lifeafterlondon #citytocoast #movingfromcitytocoast #relocation #relocationspecialist #relocationcoach #relocationconsultant #movinghouse #wheretonext #flexibleworking #flexappeal #workthatworks #remoteworking #workingfromhome #flexfreedom #freelancelife #freelancefreedom #newbusinessventure
When you move house, usually you put up with some questionable decor for a period of time. ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ Having moved house 2 years ago, this weekend we finally put some pictures up - mostly photos of our travel adventures... and my heart is bursting! ๐Ÿ’— ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ Putting the work in to make your house into your personal haven is worth the time, effort and/or expense. ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ "We tend to go on holiday to relax & get away from the daily grind," says @atidymind. "But what if your home could do this for you all year. Once everything within your home brings you joy... you have a gift worth a thousand holidays." ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ So get those paintbrushes out and get those pictures up - a home that brings you joy every day can act as your anchor as you settle into other parts of your new life. ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ ๐Ÿ’ซ post inspired by the geniuses @atidymind #lifecoach #lifecoaching #personaldevelopment #sussexlifecoach #worthinglifecoach #lovewhereyoulive #coastalliving #beachvibes #lifeoutsidethecity #lifeoutsidelondon #escapethecity #lifeafterlondon #citytocoast #movingfromcitytocoast #relocation #relocationspecialist #relocationcoach #relocationconsultant #movinghouse #wheretonext #flexibleworking #flexappeal #workthatworks #remoteworking #workingfromhome #flexfreedom #freelancelife #freelancefreedom #newbusinessventure
This week I lived the best version of my life, so now it's time to celebrate ๐Ÿพ Cheers... ๐Ÿ’—To my oldest friends who trekked down from London to spend last weekend at the beach with me ๐Ÿ’—To having dinner with all of my siblings at my brother's amazing new flat ๐Ÿ’—To sharing special moments with my uni pals ๐Ÿ’—To new clients, and to favourite old clients coming back for new projects ๐Ÿ’—To making new connections who you have loads in common with ๐Ÿ’–To returning home after a whirlwind 36h in London and your other half has bought milk - he's a keeper ๐Ÿ˜ #lifecoach #lifecoaching #personaldevelopment #sussexlifecoach #worthinglifecoach #lovewhereyoulive #coastalliving #beachvibes #lifeoutsidethecity #lifeoutsidelondon #escapethecity #lifeafterlondon #citytocoast #movingfromcitytocoast #relocation #relocationspecialist #relocationcoach #relocationconsultant #movinghouse #wheretonext #flexibleworking #flexappeal #workthatworks #remoteworking #workingfromhome #flexfreedom #freelancelife #freelancefreedom #newbusinessventure
Dinner with besties tonight back in London where I went to uni, and I must admit there's been more than one mention of autumn this week already. Today, for the first time in months, I am carrying a jacket in anticipation of a chillier evening ๐Ÿ˜ฑ I always love having a potter around London, taking in all the sights and sounds like a tourist, and wondering how I ever coped with the sweaty tubes on my commute. And I must admit my drive home to the coast gives me such a buzz - confirmation if ever I need it that I live in the right place ๐Ÿ˜ #lifecoach #lifecoaching #personaldevelopment #sussexlifecoach #worthinglifecoach #lovewhereyoulive #coastalliving #beachvibes #lifeoutsidethecity #lifeoutsidelondon #escapethecity #lifeafterlondon #citytocoast #movingfromcitytocoast #relocation #relocationspecialist #relocationcoach #relocationconsultant #movinghouse #wheretonext #flexibleworking #flexappeal #workthatworks #remoteworking #workingfromhome #flexfreedom #freelancelife #freelancefreedom #newbusinessventure
Do you fear loneliness? ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ Before I moved to the coast, I did. I worked from home, I knew nobody in the area, and I had never spent any time on my own. I worried that spending time on my own would be scary and dull. ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ 2 years later and I embrace my alone time - however, I make sure that I connect with someone every. single. day. I know I need that connection to maintain my balance. ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ This week is already turning out to be a rather lovely mix of online and real life sharing of experiences over cups of tea with friends old and new, each friendship cherished in its own way. ๐Ÿ“ท @how_i_met_a_plate #lifecoach #lifecoaching #personaldevelopment #sussexlifecoach #worthinglifecoach #lovewhereyoulive #coastalliving #beachvibes #lifeoutsidethecity #lifeoutsidelondon #escapethecity #lifeafterlondon #citytocoast #movingfromcitytocoast #relocation #relocationspecialist #relocationcoach #relocationconsultant #movinghouse #wheretonext #flexibleworking #flexappeal #workthatworks #remoteworking #workingfromhome #flexfreedom #freelancelife #freelancefreedom #newbusinessventure
And... relax. ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ Oh but I'll just tidy the kitchen, put a wash on and, aaaah, the 20+ houseplants need watering again. ๐ŸŒฑ ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ Right, time to relax... (2 minutes later) "I can't just sit here doing nothing, that's a waste of time". Cue pacing around the house looking for a way to feel productive. ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ STOP! ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ It's ok to rest and pamper yourself! In fact, it's not just ok, it's essential. ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ After a concerted effort to resist relaxation, I managed to settle down in my pjs to watch Fantastic Beasts on this decidedly autumnal afternoon. And I feel soooo much better for switching off already. ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ ๐Ÿ“ท @kesiftutkunu #theartofslowliving #embracingaslowerlife #liveinthenow #designalifeyoulove #simplicityiskey #stopovercomplicatingthings #slowdown #simplifyyourlife #simpleandstill #stoptheglorificationofbusy #busynessdoesnotequalhappiness #busydoesntmeanproductive #lifecoach #lifecoaching #personaldevelopment #sussexlifecoach #worthinglifecoach #lovewhereyoulive #coastalliving #lifeoutsidethecity #lifeoutsidelondon #escapethecity #lifeafterlondon #citytocoast #movingfromcitytocoast #relocation #relocationspecialist #relocationcoach #relocationconsultant #movinghouse
Feeling blue? ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ Yesterday I was having a crisis of confidence, a meh sort of day and a total lack of energy. I thought I'd get out of my funk by doing task after task on the to-do list. ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ The problem was that I was doing that thing where you are really busy but achieving absolutely zero - and feeling rubbish about it - because my to-do list was made in haste not thinking about what direction I'm actually trying to head! ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ Why is it that on those days when we are most in need of our best habits that we revert back to old ways of unproductive thinking? ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ Fortunately I've got myself back on track after listening to an awesome @me_and_orla podcast and giving myself a good talking to! ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ I also wrote a better list for today and have โœ…tickedโœ… everything off already! Must be time for a g&t ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ #flexibleworking #flexappeal #workthatworks #remoteworking #workingfromhome #flexfreedom #freelancelife #freelancefreedom #newbusinessventure #lovewhereyoulive #coastalliving #beachvibes #lifeoutsidethecity #lifeoutsidelondon #escapethecity #lifeafterlondon #citytocoast #movingfromcitytocoast #relocation #relocationspecialist #relocationcoach #relocationconsultant #movinghouse #wheretonext #lifecoach #lifecoaching #personaldevelopment #sussexlifecoach #worthinglifecoach
I have had countless conversations with people who dream and then package those dreams up into a neat little parcel and store them away, only to be accessed at some point when they allow themselves another whimsical 5 minutes of dreaming. ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ Please don't let that be you! ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ If you dream of escaping the rat race or moving to the country or coast, do one thing this week that will make that dream more likely to become reality. It will be worth it. ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ ๐Ÿ“ท @thestepupclub #lovewhereyoulive #coastalliving #beachvibes #lifeoutsidethecity #lifeoutsidelondon #escapethecity #lifeafterlondon #citytocoast #movingfromcitytocoast #relocation #relocationspecialist #relocationcoach #relocationconsultant #movinghouse #wheretonext #flexibleworking #flexappeal #workthatworks #remoteworking #workingfromhome #flexfreedom #freelancelife #freelancefreedom #newbusinessventure #lifecoach #lifecoaching #personaldevelopment #sussexlifecoach #worthinglifecoach
โ“ Do you live somewhere that you love, or did you choose it for practical reasons?โ“ ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ Those of you who have been following me for a while now have probably noticed that I REALLY love the beach! ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ I truly believe that if you live somewhere that makes your heart leap, everything else seems that little bit easier. ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ This weekend I went to the annual summer fireworks display from Worthing Pier; there is something very special about thousands of upward-turned awe-struck faces watching these spectacular sparkles in the sky - a real feeling of community. ๐Ÿ”น๏ธ ๐Ÿ“ท @jordanmenace with many thanks #lifecoach #lifecoaching #personaldevelopment #sussexlifecoach #worthinglifecoach #Worthing #lovewhereyoulive #coastalliving #beachvibes #lifeoutsidethecity #lifeoutsidelondon #escapethecity #lifeafterlondon #citytocoast #movingfromcitytocoast #relocation #relocationspecialist #relocationcoach #relocationconsultant #movinghouse #wheretonext #flexibleworking #flexappeal #workthatworks #remoteworking #workingfromhome #flexfreedom #freelancelife #freelancefreedom #newbusinessventure