YOUR WEEKLY DOSE OF INSPIRATION AND POSITIVITY TO UPLIFT YOUR SPIRITS AND RESTORE MENTAL HEALTH AFTER A DEMANDING WEEK !
TODAYS POWERFUL THOUGHT IS TO FOCUS ON ON WHO AND WHY WE JUDGE OTHERS. VERY OFTEN IT HAS TO DO WITH OURSELVES RATHER THAN THE OTHER PEOPLE WHOM WE ARE CRITICIZING. MAYBE WE SEE OURSELVES IN THE ACTIONS OF OTHERS. OR MAYBE IT MAKES US FEEL RIGHTEOUS WHEN OTHERS FAIL.
ITS MUCH HARDER TO REFLECT ON OUR OWN NEGATIVE QUALITIES WHEN OUR THOUGHTS ARE CONSUMED WITH THE NEGATIVE ASPECTS OF OTHER PEOPLE.
ITS A HEAVY BURDEN TO BEAR CONSTANTLY JUDGING AND SEEKING OUT ONLY NEGATIVE. THERE MAYBE A REASON FOR THAT PERSONS BEHAVIOUR BASED ON EXPERIENCES THAT DIFFER FROM YOUR OWN.
SO RIGHT NOW SPEND A FEW MINUTES :
LIST YOUR OWN NEGATIVE QUALITIES AND FOCUS ON ONE OR TWO THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO CHANGE. OR A RECURRING PATTERN THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO BREAK.
DETERMINE HOW YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR RESPONSE TO THE PERSON AND SITUATION INSTEAD OF JUDGING. THINK ABOUT A PARTICULAR SITUATION WHERE YOU ARE BRINGING A LOT OF JUDGEMENT TO THE TABLE. WHAT IS ONE WAY YOU CAN CHANGE YOUR RESPONSE TO THIS PERSON.
FIND A POSITIVE IN THE SITUATION OR ABOUT THE PERSON.
LET IT GO !
JOJO STYLELIST TIP: VERY OFTEN WHEN WE ARE JUDGING SITUATIONS WE BECOME STRESSED AND ANGRY AND CREATE CONFLICT WITH OTHERS. IT IS MUCH EASIER TO CHANGE YOUR RESPONSE TO THE ACTION THAN CHANGE THE OTHER PERSONS BEHAVIOUR. PRACTISE THIS DAILY FOR A MORE HARMONIOUS LIFE !
Its one thing to have a feeling of happiness but to radiate happiness to people around us is something we need to practise. Happiness is one contagion we do understand, the more we radiate happiness the more people want to be with us and more opportunities flow towards us.
Now doesn’t that sound good ?
Yes when you devlop the light within you and radiate the energy outwards it becomes a ripple effect. The best of you brings out the best in others. Can you imagine if this thought process spread throughout the world . What an amazing place this would be !
True happiness comes from our true self not our physical self, of limiting body , thoughts,fear and emotions. The true self is limitless and lies in the silence wisdom and grace that can be found in meditation. It has no bounds and is infinite. So you can tap into as much happiness that you choose.
Tune into your own thoughts and recognise how you are really feeling. The n notch it up a few levels on your “mood-o-meter” when you surrender to the joy and focus on the good things in your life and recognise that the bad moments are just distractions treat them as positive life lessons. Even forcing a smile releases endorphins and changes your mood in an instant.
DEPRESSED PEOPLE LIVE IN THE PAST
ANXIOUS PEOPLE LIVE IN THE FUTURE
HAPPY PEOPLE LIVE IN THE PRESENT
Deepak Chopra expresses some Do’s and Dont’s in order to radiate happiness.
DO express appreciation in others.
DO be open to the other persons truth. Respect their point of view.
DO wear a smile
DO share your laughter
Do contribute to the joy of another
DO turn your inner happiness to an outer activity
DON’T make other people feel wrong. As your self judgement decreases so should judgement of others.
DON’T draw attention to how much you have changed and how happy you now are as it arouses distrust.
DON”T point out how unhappy someone else is. They are doing the best they can from their own level of awareness.
Psychologically studies show that positive behaviour spreads virally to others.
As more people see the change and the light in you those closest to you will see a new radiance , a new kind of lightness and vibrancy.
LET’S CHANGE THE WORLD TOGETHER !
JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: THIS IS ONE INFECTION WE DON’T MIND CATCHING ! STAY HAPPY AND CARRY ON.
INSPIRATION , IDEAS AND MINI EXERCISES TO PROVOKE THOUGHT AND STRENGTHEN THE MIND TO GET YOU THROUGH TO THE END OF THE WEEK …….AND THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.
LIST 10 PEOPLE WHO BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY
WELL THIS WEEK IS A NICE SIMPLE TASK THAT WE CAN ALL DO . NO EXCEPTIONS. HOW OFTEN DO WE THINK OF THE PEOPLE IN OUR LIFE THAT ADD VALUE . THIS CAN BE HELPING YOU , MAKING YOU SMILE, MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER, LOVING YOU OR JUST GIVIG YOU A GOOD BELLY LAUGH ! WELL TODAY IS THE DAY YOU SHOW THESE SPECIAL PEOPLE SOME APPRECIATION.
MAKE A LIST OF 10 PEOPLE THAT BRIGHTEN YOUR DAY WHO MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER, HAPPIER AND LIGHTER. SEND THEM A SWEET NOTE OR A TEXT OR DO SOMETHING THOUGHTFUL FOR THEM . LET THEM KNOW HOW MUCH YOU CARE AND RECOGNISE THESE QUALITIES.
JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: THIS MAY SEEM A SIMPLE TASK BUT IT IS RARELY EXECUTED. IF YOU ARE LUCKY ENOUGH TO HAVE THESE WONDERFUL PEOPLE AROUND YOU RECOGNISE AND RESPOND.
Breathwork is the new buzzword in the world of beauty. Deep breathing can result in mental, emotional and physical benefits. 80% of us are breathing incorrectly so a Breathwork class can train you to intentionally change your breathing pattern. Consciously breathing with intent. Many of you , I know perform Yoga on a regular basis and will be familiar with Prana breathing deep breathing through the nose.
After attending guided breathwork classes in LA I can honestly say I am much more focussed on my breathing in my everyday schedule and am reaping some noticeable benefits (see below) and i would recommend you to take at least a one:one class with a specialist. With a plethora of new breathwork classes/apps there is no shortage of choice and certainly no excuse for not giving it a go. This could change your life.
Breathwork classes either as a group or one to one have recently seen a surge of popularity and participants are reporting significant benefits. lets face it once we have had one class it is , at least something we can practise at home 24 hours a day.
The correct way of breathing is deep in the diaphragm and not in the chest so your chest and shoulders should be relaxed and not move at all. Engage the abdomen and extend as you INHALE. Using the abs to then decompress to expel the air. This is called BELLY BREATH. You actually have to engage the mind too as this does not come naturally at first.
We all breathed correctly when we entered the world if you watch a baby you will see they automatically breath deep into the abdomen as we get older and life takes over we start to take shallower breaths as stresses and strain of everyday living takes its toll.
BENEFITS OF BREATHING CORRECTLY
BODY……… Deep breathing can reverse the ‘flight or fight’ response that we are naturally conditioned to, where our breathing speeds up and releases a surge of stress hormones eg cortisol and adrenaline. By controlling this stress reaction blood pressure can be lowered, more oxygen is delivered into your body which in turn removes carbon. The immune system is boosted. Energy levels are raised and the mind is calmed.85% of our energy amazingly comes from the breath. Even pain can be relieved.
SKIN………Clearly oxygenating our cells is a key factor in beautiful skin. That is why we spend billions each year on creams, serums and facials. But the best way of oxygenating our cells 24/7 is ….yes you guessed it…….by breathing correctly. The lymphatic system is boosted leading to a disposal of toxins. This slows down the ageing of the skin and has skin healing benefits. There are also claims that it improves Eczema.
WEIGHT…… Correct breathing aids weight loss. Well these reports maybe slightly exaggerated. However if you have an overeating problem caused by stress or emotional trauma or past baggage and breathwork calms you down then I can see there maybe a correlation. Breathing correctly can balance things out.
INSOMNIA…I use my new developed breathing skills to aid my sleep at night. You will be astonished at how rhythmic deep breathing and consciously slowing the breathing right down can rapidly send you into a deep sleep with no other aids.
The breath and more importantly the concentration of the breath is instrumental for the fusion of the mind and body. Your contact increases to the subconscious mind and allows the mind to find stillness and serenity. Concentrated breath of course is fundamental to meditation and cannot be achieved without mastering this at the outset. Harmony can be restored.
Breathpod – Group workshops or 90 min personal sessions. Shoreditch E2 breathpod.me
The Shala- a whole range of classes and workshops . West Norwoood South London theshalalondon.com
Thebreathingroom.co.uk offer on line courses as well as 121 sessions and workshops across London.
JOJOS STYLELIST TIP :TRY A CLASS SOONER RATHER THAN LATER FOR A BETTER QUALITY OF LIFE AND EVEN A LONGER LIFE.
INSPIRING YOU TO BE YOUR BEST SELF WITH MOTIVATIONAL MESSAGES AND TASKS TO GET YOU THROUGH THE WEEK X
WHAT THE PAPERS SAY
HI EVERYONE ! I JUST RETURNED FROM LUNCH WITH A GORGEOUS AND MENTALLY AGILE FRIEND OF MINE NOW IN HER LATE SEVENTIES. LIZZY WAS TELLING ME ABOUT A WONDERFUL GROUP OF FRIENDS SHE MEETS WITH AND THEY HAVE SET UP A GROUP CALEED “WHAT THE PAPERS SAY”.
THEY MEET ON A WEEKLY BASIS AND EACH FRIEND BRINGS A CUTTING FROM THE NEWSPAPERS THAT WEEK OF AN INTERESTING ARTICLE TO DISCUSS. IT CAN BE AN AMUSING ARTICLE OR A BUSINESS/POLITICAL (ALTHOUGH ANY BREXIT TALK IS BANNED) ARTICLE. ANYTHING THAT CAN PROVOKE DISCUSSION AND DEBATE. THIS KEEPS THEM ALL INFORMED BUT ALSO KEEPS THEM MENTALLY ASTUTE. RATHER THIS THEN JUST MEETING TO DISCUSS TRIVIALITIES OR IN HER WORDS KNITTING PATTERNS AND DWELLING ON AGEING HEALTH ISSUES.
THIS WEEKLY MEET UP REALLY WORKS FOR THESE GIRLS BUT IT GOT ME THINKING THAT THIS WOULD WORK FOR ALL AGES. SO I WANTED TO PASS THIS GREAT IDEA ON TO YOU.
SO THIS WEEK, TRY IT ONCE AND SEE HOW IT GOES. CHOOSE A DISCUSSION GROUP OF MAYBE 6 FRIENDS TO BRING AN INTERESTING ARTICLE FROM THE PAPERS OR A MAGAZINE TO DISCUSS. HAVE A REAL CONVERSATION ABOUT REAL ISSUES. BE YOUR OWN LOOSE WOMEN/MEN PANEL, HAVE FUN WITH IT AND FEEL PART OF IT. STIMULATE YOUR MIND TOGETHER YOU CAN CHANGE THE WORLD !!! BUT REMEMBER TO LISTEN AND RESPECT EACH OTHERS POINT OF VIEW.
JOJOS STYLELIST TIP MAKING YOUR GROUP A MIX OF AGES, RACE AND GENERATIONS COULD BE EVEN MORE INTERESTING . MY FRIENDSHIP GROUP ENCOMPASSES MANY GENERATIONS AND RACE. I LEARN SO MUCH FROM THEM ALL.
Many of you are reporting that you are not sleeping well or have anxieties due to the current Covid 19 disruption in our lives. As one of the leading Sound Healing Therapists and a member of the College of Sound Healing (COSH) and also the International Institute of Complementary Therapists (IICT)I am a massive advocate of the benefits of soundbaths for meditation and healing. So I thought I would share one of my Soul Junk-e videos with you. Try to listen through headphones for maximum benefit but it will work just as well without.
So, grab a mat, a pillow and a blanket and all YOU have to do is let the sounds wash over you while you lie there. No more commitment required !
JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: BEGIN WITH 2 0R 3 SOUNDBATHS A WEEK FOR 3 WEEKS THEN WEEKLY WILL BE ENOUGH TO ACHIEVE MAXIMUM BENEFIT. LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING A MORE RELAXED REJUVENATED YOU !
Positive and uplifting lessons and messages to get you through the rest of the week and restore your mojo.
DISCOVER YOUR INNER CHILD
CAST YOUR MIND BACK TO WHEN YOU WERE A CHILD. WHAT ADULTS CLASS AS ANXIETY CHILDREN WELCOME AS EXCITEMENT. IT IS JUST IN THE PERCEPTION.
SO THIS WEEK CHOOSE A DAY WHEN YOU CAN TURN YOUR TELEPHONE OFF AND REDISCOVER THE THINGS THAT MADE YOU HAPPY AS A CHILD. IT IS TIME TO LAUGH AGAIN AND LOOK AT THE WORLD IN AN INNOCENT WAY TO RE ESTABLISH SOME PERSPECTIVE IN YOUR LIFE.
HERE ARE SOME SUGGESTIONS
HEAD TO THE SEASIDE. EAT CANDYFLOSS. WALK THE PIER. PLAY THE AMUSEMENT ARCADE.
RIDE A ROLLERCOASTER
GO TO THE CINEMA IN THE AFTERNOON AND ORDER POPCORN
COLOUR IN A COLOURING BOOK
JUMP WITH A SKIPPING ROPE
VISIT A ZOO. ENJOY AN ICE CREAM CONE
JUMP IN SOME PUDDLES
GO TO A PETTING FARM. STROKE SOME ANIMALS
WATCH A FAVOURITE CHILDHOOD FILM
MEET A FRIEND FOR KNICKERBOCKER GLORIES AND JUST GIGGLE.
CHALLENGE SOMEONE TO A GAME OF CONKERS
FLY A KITE
MAKE A MEAL YOU ENJOYED AS A CHILD EG FISHFINGER SANDWICHES, INSTANT WHIP
JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: RECONNECT WITH A CHILDHOOD FRIEND AND DO THIS TOGETHER