MIDWEEK MANTRA

INSPIRATION, NOTES AND TASKS TO LIGHTEN YOUR MENTAL MOOD AND STRENGTHEN YOUR MIND TO GET YOU THROUGH THE WEEK.

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DREAM BIG

TWO FISHERMAN ARE OUT FISHING ON THE RIVERBANK THEY THROW ALL THE SMALL FISH BACK INTO THE RIVER THEN ONE OF THEM LANDS A SUPER BIG FISH , HE MEASURES IT, THEN THROWS IT BACK. THE OTHER FISHERMAN ASTONISHED ASKS WHY HE THREW IT BACK. “ITS TOO BIG TO FIT INTO MY FRYING PAN, ANYTHING LARGER THAN MY FRYING PAN I THROW BACK BECAUSE I CAN’T COOK IT !”

THE UNIVERSE IS OFFERING ALL OF US ABUNDANCE AND UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES BUT IF YOUR PERSONAL VESSEL IS SMALL OR LIMITED YOU CANNOT FIT IT ALL IN. SO WE HAVE TO EXPAND OUR VESSEL AND OUR VISION.

SO ARE YOU DREAMING BIG ?

ARE YOU LIMITING POSSIBILITIES UNINTENTIONALLY ?

IS YOUR THINKING SMALL ?

ARE YOU RESTRICTING WHAT YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH ?

SO TODAY THINK BIGGER HOW CAN YOU EXPAND YOUR DESIRES FOR A BETTER LIFE.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: AIM FOR THE MOON SO AT LEAST YOU WILL GET THE STARS.

MWAH MWAH

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THOUGHTS,TASKS AND INSPIRATION TO LIFT YOUR SPIRITS TO GET YOU THROUGH TO THE END OF THE WEEK. OUR MIDWEEK MANTRAS HAVE BEEN GOING FOR SOME TIME NOW BUT DURING THIS TIME OF CRISIS HOPEFULLY THEY CAN GIVE YOU SOME REASSURANCE AND AN INJECTION OF STRENGTH.

SMILE BEHIND THE MASK

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OUR SPIRITS CAN BE SIMPLY LIFTED AND WE CAN GAI MUCH REASSURANCE FROM A LOVELY SMILE FROM A FRIEND OR SOMETIMES MORE POIGNANTLY FROM A STRANGER WHO WE ARE SIMPLY PASSING IN THE STREET. BUT TODAY WE ARE BEING SUPER SAFE AND WEARING OUR MASKS WHEN WE ARE OUT AND ABOUT. THIS IMMEDIATELY REMOVES A LARGE PART OF OUR NON VERBAL COMMUNICATION AS WE PASS ONE ANOTHER IN THE STREET. YOU CAN STILL. OF COURSE SMILE WITH YOUR EYES !

MANY PEOPLE ARE GOING THROUGH MAJOR CRISIS AS A RESULT OF THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC AND MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS ARE INCREASING. SO PLEASE BE KIND WHEN YOU ARE OUT AND ABOUT , AND WHERE YOU ARE NOT REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS IN EATERIES AND THE STREETS BE SURE TO FLASH A SMILE AT PEOPLE THIS IS SUCH A POWERFUL YET SIMPLE ACTION THAT CAN MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE TO SOMEONES DAY. IT PROBABLY HAS NEVER BEEN MORE IMPORTANT FOR US TO CONNECT NON VERBALLY AT THE MOMENT AS WE BATTLE THIS CRISIS TOGETHER.

SO TODAY MAKE SOMEONE FEEL WARM INSIDE AND GIVE THEM YOUR BEST SMILE THIS CAN BE DONE FROM A SAFE DISTANCE. I BET YOU GET ONE BACK !

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: SOMETHING YOU CAN SPREAD WHICH IS HIGHLY CONTAGIOUS……………..YOUR SMILE !

MWAH MWAH

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THOUGHTS, INSPIRATION OR TASKS TO REJUVENATE AND LIFT YOUR SPIRITS TO GET YOU THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK.

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WALLOW IN SORROW

WELL IT IS NOT OFTEN THAT YOU HEAR THIS FROM ME, OR ANYONE ELSE FOR THAT MATTER. OUR MIDWEEK MANTRA IS FOCUSSED ON STAYING POSITIVE AND FIGHTING ANY NEGATIVE NOTIONS IN YOUR MIND. BUT I FEEL THAT INCREASINGLY WE ARE SURROUNDED BY MEDIA AND “EXPERTS” THAT ARE CONTINUALLY TELLING US ITS BAD TO FEEL DOWN AND WE ARE BEING FED AN IDEALISED WORLD WHERE WE ARE ONLY WORTHY IF WE ARE SMILEY AND POSITIVE.

BUT LIFE IS A ROLLERCOASTER (THANKS RONAN FOR THAT ONE !!) A SERIES OF UPS AND YES DOWNS AND WE CAN ONLY RECOGNISE THE UPS BY ACKNOWLEDGING THE DOWNS TOO.

SO THIS WEEK I WANT YOU TO EMBRACE THE IDEA THAT FEELING LOW OR SAD ON ANY GIVEN DAY IS OKAY AND IS IN FACT TOTALLY NORMAL. IT WOULD BE ABNORMAL TO NEVER FEEL DOWN.

THE NEXT DAY YOU FEEL LOW TOTALLY EMBRACE IT . ACKNOWLEDGE HOW YOU FEEL . DO NOTHING BUT …..WALLOW. DONT FIGHT IT , FEEL IT !

JOJO STYLELIST TIP: SADNESS IS NORMAL BUT IF YOU ARE FEELING SAD FOR A PROLONGED PERIOD AND FOR NO IDENTIFIABLE REASON. THEN SEEK HELP AND TALK TO SOMEONE.

MWAH MWAH

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“INSPIRATION , THOUGHTS AND TASKS TO ELEVATE YOUR MOOD AND RESTORE MENTAL CLARITY AND GET YOU THROUGH THE WEEK.

LOCKDOWN LIFT UP

TODAY I JUST WANT TO PROVIDE YOU WITH A SINGLE INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT TO FOCUS ON. IT CONTINUES TO BE A DIFFICULT TIME FOR MANY OF US AS WE START TO RE ESTABLISH AND RE BUILD OUR LIVES AS THEY RETURN TO NORMAL. SOME OF US WILL HAVE A NEW NORMAL THAT WE WILL HAVE TO ADJUST TO YET SOME MAYBE EMBRACING THEIR NEW NORMAL.

I SINCERELY HOPE THAT MANY OF MY FOLLOWERS USED THE LOCKDOWN TIME WISELY WITH A PERIOD OF SELF REFLECTION AND MANAGED TO PAUSE AND PRESS A RESET BUTTON TO IMPROVE THEIR LIVES AND RE ESTABLISH PRIORITIES. AS THE VALUABLE TIME WE HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH WHEN THE WORLD STOOD STILL MAY NEVER COME AGAIN.

OF COURSE SOME OF YOU HAVE LOST LOVED ONES DURING THIS TIME AND I HOPE WE CAN CONTINUE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH A SOURCE OF STRENGTH AND SUPPORT AS WE MOVE FORWARD ON OUR JOURNEY TOGETHER ………………….”

SO HERE IS YOUR MANTRA TO FOCUS ON EVERY MORNING FOR THE NEXT WEEK , OR WHENEVER YOU FEEL YOU NEED TO.

DIFFICULT ROADS LEAD TO BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS………

JOJOSTYLELIST TIP: THE ROAD CONTINUES TO LOOK BRIGHTER AS WE CONTINUE TO TRAVEL DOWN IT (EXCEPT IF YOU ARE ON THE M4 !!)

MWAH MWAH

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YOUR WEEKLY DOSE OF INSPIRATION, TASKS AND WORDS TO UPLIFT YOU AND BUILD MENTAL STRENGTH AND CLARITY FOR THE WEEK AHEAD.

MENTAL HEALTH: START TALKING

NEXT TIME YOU ASK SOMEONE HOW THEY ARE DOING SHOW A REAL INTEREST IN THE ANSWER, DONT JUST ACCEPT “FINE”.

THE MENTAL HEALTH FOUNDATION BELIEVE THAT HALF OF ALL ADULTS IN UK BELIEVE THEY HAVE A DIAGNOSABLE MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEM. EVERY WEEK 1 IN 6 OF US EXPERIENCE FEELINGS OF ANXIETY OR DEPRESSION. SO THE CHANCES THAT SOMEONE YOU ASK “HOW ARE YOU REALLY DOING?” THEY THEN WON’T BE ABLE TO RESPOND IN A ONE WORD ANSWER. IF YOU ARE WORRIED TRY TO GET SOMEONE TO OPEN UP TO YOU.

“CAN WE TALK ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE EXPERIENCING ?”

“WHO WOULD YOU BE COMFORTABLE TALKING TO, IF NOT ME?’

“IT SEEMS LIKE YOU ARE GOING THROUGH A DIFFICULT TIME. HOW CAN I HELP YOU FIND THE HELP YOU NEED?”

“I AM SOMEONE WHO CARES AND WANTS TO LISTEN. WHAT DO YOU WANT ME TO KNOW ABOUT HOW YOU ARE FEELING?”

TODAY TRY ONE OF THESE QUESTIONS IN RESPONSE TO SOMEONE WHO YOU MAY FEAR IS NOT JUST “FINE”.

REACH OUT TODAY.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: IF YOU ARE READING THIS AND ARE SUFFERING PLEASE TALK TO SOMEONE TODAY. IF NOT A FRIEND OR RELATIVE THEN CALL MIND 0300 123 3393.

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KEEPING YOUR SPIRITS HIGH WITH WEEKLY THOUGHTS, INSPIRATION AND TASKS JUST TO GET YOU THROUGH TO THE END OF THE WEEK.

DRESSING UP TIME

WE ARE NOW GRADUALLY COMING OUT OF LOCKDOWN AND HOPEFULLY OUR SWEATPANTS AND HOODIES. BUT HOW WE DRESS CAN IMPACT HOW WE FEEL AND VICE VERSA. I RATHER EXPECT A LITTLE LIKE ME, YOU HAVE NOT BEEN PUTTING TOO MUCH EFFORT INTO YOUR APPEARANCE BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.

SO IN PREPARATION FOR GEARING OURSELVES BACK UP FOR WORK OR JUST LAUNCHING OURSELVES BACK INTO THE SOCIAL WHIRL ……..AT A SAFE DISTANCE OF COURSE I WANT YOU TO THINK ABOUT WHAT OUTFITS MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD.

Something Tailored To Get You Back Into Work Mode

SO TOMORROW I WANT YOU TO PUT A LITTLE MORE EFFORT INTO WHAT TO WEAR AND CHOOSE CLOTHES THAT MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD AND CONFIDENT. TAKE TIME TO DO YOUR HAIR AND MAKE UP. THIS WILL HELP TO RESET YOUR MIND READY TO TAKE ON LIFES CHALLENGES AGAIN. I SUSPECT WE ARE ALL FEELING APPREHENSIVE ABOUT GOING BACK OUT INTO THE BIG WIDE WORLD SO LETS START WITH SMALL STEPS TO INSPIRE US AND CHANGE OUR MOODS AND RAISING OUR STANDARDS IN LINE WITH OUR RENEWED HOPES AND DREAMS.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: THE OLD ADAGE YOU ARE WHAT YOU WEAR IS DEFINATELY TRUE WEAR SOMETHING THAT INSPIRES YOU. IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE ULTRA SMART MAYBE A T SHIRT IS ALL IT TAKES, BUT JUST GIVE IT SOME THOUGHT TODAY

STAY SAFE !

MWAH MWAH XXXXXXX

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THOUGHTS, INSPIRATION AND TASKS TO GIVE YOU STRENGTH AND CLARITY TO GET YOU THROUGH THE WEEK.

Meditate In A Hammock By The Ocean

MINDFUL MEDITATION……ANYTIME ANYWHERE !

MANY OF YOU TELL ME THAT YOU FIND IT HARD TO FIND TIME FOR DAILY MEDITATION. TO TAKE TIME OUT FROM YOUR BUSY SCHEDULE TO SIT DOWN AND FOCUS IN QUIET CONTEMPLATION.

BUT MEDITATION CAN TAKE MANY FORMS AND YOU CAN MEDITATE WHILE DOING YOUR DAILY TASKS WHILE YOU ARE WIDE AWAKE.

IN 2020 OPRAH INTERVIEWED THE MONK THICH NHÅT HAHN SHE ASKED HIM “DO YOU MEDITATE EVERY DAY?’

HE REPLIED :” WE TRY TO DO IT NOT ONLY EVERY DAY BUT EVERY MOMENT. WHILE DRINKING, WHILE TALKING, WHILE WRITING, WHILE WATERING THE GARDEN, ITS ALWAYS POSSIBLE TO PRACTISE LIVING IN THE HERE AND NOW.”

MEDITATION IS ABOUT TUNING IN AND FOCUSSING YOUR MIND WHATEVER YOU ARE DOING AS YOU GO ABOUT YOUR DAILY ACTIVITIES.

HERE ARE SOME IDEAS

  • HOUSEHOLD CHORES – TURN THE PHONE OFF AND DEVOTE SOME TIME TO CONCENTRATE THE MIND ON CHORES REALLY ACKNOWLEDGE EACH STEP AND HOW ENJOYABLE THE TASKS ARE IN GETTING A SATISFYING END RESULT.
  • DOING THE DISHES- FOCUS THE MIND ON THE FEEL OF THE SUDS ,THE WARMTH OF THE FLOWING WATER. TREAT EACH DISH AS AN INTERESTING ARTEFACT.
  • THE LAUNDRY- FEEL THE TEXTURE, SEE THE PATTERN OF THE MATERIALS. NOTICE THE SMELL OF THE CLEANLY LAUNDERED CLOTHES AND LINENS. TAKE CLEANSING BREATHS AS YOU FOLD EACH ITEM.
  • GARDENING- NOTICE THE SMELL OF THE FRESHLY MOWN GRASS, THE COLOUR OF THE FLOWERS AND THE SHRUBBERY, THE INSECTS. BREATHE DEEPLY AND MINDFULLY THE FRESH AIR AND FILL YOURSELF WITH GRATITUDE.
  • WHILE DRINKING AND EATING- TURN THE TV OFF . REALLY FOCUS ON THE FOOD ,THE TEXTURE,TASTE,SMELL REALLY SAVOUR EACH MOUTHFUL .EAT SLOWLY AND MINDFUL BREATHING DEEPLY.

HOW WONDERFUL TO MOVE THROUGH YOUR DAY IN A GRACEFUL MINDFUL MANNER TO HELP YOU APPRECIATE EVEN THE MOST MUNDANE OF TASKS.

TODAY TRY TO MOVE THROUGH YOUR DAY IN A MINDFUL WAY AND SHIFT YOUR PERCEPTION ON MEDITATION.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: ALMOST WITHOUT EXCEPTION THOSE THAT MEDITATE ON A DAILY BASIS ARE ALWAYS HAPPIER THAN THOSE THAT DO NOT. THESE PEOPLE SEEM TO FLOW THROUGH LIFE WITH A PEACEFULNESS AND SERENITY ABOUT THEM.

MWAH MWAH

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A WEEKLY DOSE OF INSPIRATION, POSITIVITY AND STRENGTH TO GET YOU THROUGH TO THE END OF THE WEEK.

SHIFT HAPPENS !

THE LAST FEW MONTHS HAS BEEN A TENSE TIME FOR MANY OF US. OUR NORMAL LIVES HAVE BEEN DISRUPTED AND MAY NEVER GO BACK TO BEING THE SAME AGAIN, BUT INTERESTINGLY I HAVE NOTICED THAT PEOPLE ARE TREATING EACH OTHER WITH FAR MORE CONSIDERATION. BUT AS THE LOCKDOWN EASES THERE WILL BE MORE CONSTRAINTS AND PRESSURES PUT UPON US AND WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO RESUME OUR LIVES PRIOR TO MARCH 2020. SO LET US CONTINUE OUR CARING TOWARDS OTHERS AS WE ARE BROUGHT TOGETHER IN TROUBLED TIMES TOWARDS OUR COMMON GOAL.

REACH OUT WITHOUT TOUCHING

SO THIS WEEK THE MANTRA I WOULD LIKE YOU ALL TO FOCUS ON IS BY THE AMERICAN POET MAYA ANGELOU.

“TRY TO BE A RAINBOW IN SOMEONE ELSES CLOUD”

FOCUS ON THIS MANTRA AND REPEAT IT SEVERAL TIMES AT THE BEGINNING OF EACH DAY TO SHIFT OUR OLD PATTERNS OF THINKING. TO MAKE A RAINBOW YOU HAVE TO ADD LIGHT INTO THEIR WORLD. THINK HOW YOU CAN DO THAT FOR PEOPLE YOU KNOW AND FOR PEOPLE YOU MEET NOW……EVEN 2 METRES APART IN THE QUEUE AT THE SUPERMARKET. EVEN IF IT IS A NOD , A SMILE, ANY GESTURE TO LET THEM KNOW YOU ‘SEE THEM AND FEEL THEM AS ANOTHER HUMAN’

REMEMBER IF YOU GENERATE FEELINGS OF PESSIMISM, ANGER AND HOSTILITY YOU ARE CERTAINLY NOT GOING TO GET LOVE AND LAUGHTER IN RETURN.

FIND YOU OWN LIGHT AND RADIATE IT . IT IS A SUPERPOWER . IMAGINE LIGHTING UP OTHER PEOPLES LIVES WHO MAYBE IN THE DARK RIGHT NOW.

JOJOS STYLIST TIP: WOW CAN YOU IMAGINE IF WE ALL DID THIS COLLECTIVELY. IN THE WORDS OF LOUIS ARMSTRONG I WOULD “THINK TO MYSELF WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD”. SO PASS THIS MESSAGE ON LETS DO THIS TOGETHER AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE. STARTING TODAY !

MWAH MWAH

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THOUGHTS, TASKS AND INSPIRATION TO ENLIGHTEN, STRENGTHEN AND GUID YOU THROUGH THE WEEK.

THE PATH TO FULFILLMENT

Discover Your Own Path

DURING LOCKDOWN AND OUR PERIOD OF ISOLATION HOPEFULLY MANY OF YOU HAVE HAD AN EXCITING JOURNEY OF SELF DISCOVERY. WE MAY NEVER HAVE THIS TIME AGAIN WHERE WE ARE FORCED TO STAY HOME AND THE WORLD OUTSIDE HAS CLOSED ITS DOORS. I KNOW FOR MANY OF YOU THIS HAS BEEN A DIFFICULT TIME BUT I HOPED YOU USE OUR MOST PRECIOUS RESOURCE (TIME) WISELY.

THIS PERIOD OF QUIET REMINDED ME OF DEEPAK CHOPRA’S PATH TO FULFILLMENT AND THERE IS NOT A BETTER TIME FOR ME TO SHARE THOSE WITH YOU.

“TO BECOME ENLIGHTENED, STOP RUNNING ALL THE TIME AND BEGIN TO WALK. ONCE WALKING. SLOW DOWN AND STOP. THEN LOOK AT WHO YOU REALLY ARE !”

SO JUST RELAX AND LET GO.

THERE IS NOTHING TO STUDY,MEMORISE OR LIVE UP TO………..JUST LET GO.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP : REMEMBER WALK SLOWLY THROUGH LIFE AND TAKE TIME TO STOP OFTEN TO SMELL THE ROSES. THIS COULD BE YOUR AH HA MOMENT.

UNTIL NEXT TIME

MWAH MWAH XXXXX

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MIDWEEK MANTRA

INSPIRATION,IDEAS OR SIMPLE TASKS TO BOOST YOUR MIND POWER AND STRENGTHEN YOUR POSITIVITY TO GET YOU THROUGH THE WEEK.

TODAY WE HAVE A SIMPLE THOUGHT……….

WINNERS AND LOSERS

Rise To The Top

REMEMBER THESE WISE WORDS

“A LOSER SEES A PROBLEM IN EVERY ANSWER . A WINNER SEES AN ANSWER IN EVERY PROBLEM”

SO TODAY MAKE SURE YOU ARE A WINNER !

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: THINK LIKE A WINNER, BEHAVE LIKE A WINNER ! BE CONSISTENT BECAUSE QUITTERS NEVER WIN AND WINNERS NEVER QUIT.

MWAH MWAH

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