MIDWEEK MANTRA: MEAN GIRLS

YOUR WEEKLY CLUB TO RESTORE MENTAL HEALTH IN A TROUBLED WORLD . JUST BREATHE. MAKE A CUP OF TEA AND TUNE INTO THE MIDWEEK MANTRA EVERY WEDNESDAY TO RESTORE YOUR EQUILIBRIUM WITH TASKS, POSITIVITY OR JUST A SIMPLE MANTRA TO FOCUS ON TO GET YOU THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK.

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Speak No Evil

I HAVE GROUPS OF GIRL MATES AND GROUPS OF BOY MATES. WHAT I NOTICE ABOUT THE BOYS THAT THEY DON’T GOSSIP ABOUT EACH OTHER IN THEIR ABSENCE. THIS IS DEFINITELY PREVALENT WHEN I AM SOCIALISING WITH GROUPS OF WOMEN. ALMOST IN ORDER TO MAKE THEMSELVES FEEL BETTER IT HAS TO BE AT THE EXPENSE OF TALKING DOWN ANOTHER FEMALE. THIS SEEMS TO BE REACHING PANDEMIC PROPORTIONS WITH THE CONTINUED RISE OF SOCIAL MEDIA AND CELEBRITY CULTURE AND A TOXIC MIX OF ENVY AND INSECURITY CREATE THE PERFECT COCKTAIL TO BE MEAN.

WHEN WE SPEAK NASTILY ABOUT ANOTHER WOMAN IT IS USUALLY A REFLECTION OF OURSELVES. WHAT WE SEE BAD IN SOMEONE ELSE IT IS NORMALLY BECAUSE WE SEE THAT IN OURSELVES.

WE NEED TO BUILD ONCE MORE ON SISTERHOOD, NEVER HAVE WE NEEDED IT MORE. WITH THE RECENT SPATE OF ATTACKS ON WOMEN IN THE NEWS AND DOMESTIC ABUSE ON THE RISE AND THE #METOO CAMPAIGN WE NEED TO SUPPORT EACH OTHER.

SO THIS WEEK I WANT YOU TO CHECK YOURSELF EVERY TIME YOU ARE NEGATIVE ABOUT ANOTHER WOMEN EITHER SOMEONE YOU KNOW , A WORK COLLEAGUE SOMEONE IN THE MEDIA SPOTLIGHT OR EVEN ON TWITTER. IT IS TIME TO START BUILDING OTHER WOMEN UP.

OF COURSE I GET THAT YOU DON’T HAVE TO LIKE EVERYONE, THEN AVOID THEM. OR IT MAYBE THAT THEY HAVE UPSET YOU , THEN DISCUSS WITH THEM , NOT AS A GROUP BEHIND THEIR BACK.

WE REALLY NEED TO CHANGE OUR BEHAVIOUR AS WOMEN TO WOMEN. FROM TODAY !

MWAH MWAH. XX

JOJO XXX

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: IT IS EASY TO FALL INTO THE TRAP WHEN YOU ARE WITHIN A GROUP GOSSIPING ABOUT ANOTHER WHO IS NOT PRESENT. REFRAIN ,RISE ABOVE IT . BE A BETTER PERSON ……OR IT WILL COST YOU.

MIDWEEK MANTRA : DO YOUR DISHES

YOUR WEEKLY CLUB TO UPLIFT YOUR SPIRITS AND MAINTAIN YOUR MENTAL HEALTH WITH INSPIRATIONAL MANTRAS, TASKS OR JUST SIMPLE POSITIVITY SO YOU KNOW HOW SPECIAL YOU ARE IN THIS WORLD. HAPPINESS MATTERS ! YOU MATTER!

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Or Get Him To Do Them For You !

DIRTY DISHES SITTING IN A SINK CAN BE REALLY ANNOYING. ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU LET THEM PILE UP. THEY CAN SIT THERE LOOKING AT YOU , MAKING YOU FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE……..GETTING WORSE. THE LONGER YOU LEAVE THEM THE HARDER THEY ARE TO CLEAN. EVEN IN A DISHWASHER.

THE SAME IS TRUE WITH UNCOMFORTABLE ISSUES WE DON’T ADDRESS. UNKIND WORDS TO YOUR FRIENDS, A MOMENT OF INSENSITIVITY TO YOUR CHILD, A LIE TO YOUR PARTNER. WORDS ARE VERY POWERFUL THEY CAN STING OR SOOTHE, CREATE OR DESTROY. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS IDLE SPEECH.

TODAY , PONDER ON A SITUATION YOU HAVE LEFT TO FESTER. TODAY YOU WILL TAKE CONTROL OF THE SITUATION JUST BY USING KIND WORDS AND ACTIONS. YOU MAY HAVE MORE THAN ONE ‘DIRTY’ SITUATION IN YOUR LIFE RIGHT NOW BUT TODAY JUST CONCENTRATE ON ONE. WHEN YOU SEE WHAT A DIFFERENCE IT MAKES YOU WILL ENJOY CLEANING UP THE REST OF YOUR LIFE. A THOROUGH CLEAN IN TIME FOR THE SEASON OF GOODWILL.

AFTER ALL WE ALL LOVE AN EMPTY SINK AND A CUPBOARD FULL OF CLEAN DISHES.

MWAH MWAH XX

JOJO. XX

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: I THINK SOMETIMES WE OVER COMPLICATE DIFFICULT SITUATIONS THAT SOMETIMES JUST REQUIRE A SIMPLE SOLUTION. I AM PRETTY SURE IT WILL BE WELCOMED.

MIDWEEK MANTRA: WHY YOU ARE SO SPECIAL

Your weekly club to dose you up with a very strong vaccination against the stress and difficulties of the week . Every Wednesday we aim to make you feel on top of your game and get you through the rest of the week. Tune in every week and I promise you you wont need that booster jab.

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This Bouquet Is For You ! You are Special x

YOU ARE SPECIAL !

Today i want you to remind yourself of how special you really are. Make a list of what makes you YOU. List all you positive attributes and characteristics. Your achievements and positive traits in your personality and your appearance. No , now don’t hold back you guys. Go for it! A good damn look at your specialities !

Isn’t it easy to list all our shortcomings and negative aspects of ourselves and our life. This then pushes us into a state of sadness, affects our motivation and holds us back in realising our dreams.

Imagine what you can achieve when you know how special you truly are !!!!!

MIDWEEK MANTRA : FEEL THE FEAR

YOUR WEEKLY CATCH UP TO RESTORE POSITIVITY AND YOUR MENTAL HEALTH. LIFTING YOUR SPIRITS TO GET YOU THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK.

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SO, A GREAT IDEA COMES TO YOU. YOU GET TOTALLY EXCITED ABOUT IT. BUT THEN YOU OVERTHINK IT YOU START DOUBTING YOURSELF. YOU THINK OF ALL THE THINGS THAT CAN GO WRONG. PROCRASTINATION SETS IN. YOU TELL YOURSELF YOU WILL FAIL.

SO THIS RESPONSE IS NOT UNIQUE TO YOU, IT HAPPENS TO US ALL. THE REAL SUCCESS LIES IN THE PEOPLE THAT CAN OVERCOME THIS FEAR AND CONQUER IT. SO WHEN THIS HAPPENS AND YOU FEEL THAT YOU ARE STARTING TO TALK YOURSELF OUT OF A GOOD IDEA……..RESIST, RESIST, RESIST !

ESCAPE FROM THE CARDBOARD BOX THAT YOU PUT YOURSELF IN , BREAK FREE AND EMBRACE THE POSSIBILITIES.

SO THIS WEEKS MANTRA THAT I WANT YOU TO FOCUS ON IS :

DON’T LET YOUR FEAR OF WHAT COULD HAPPEN MAKE NOTHING HAPPEN !

MWAH MWAH

JOJO. XXXXXXX

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: TODAY START TO MAKE GREAT THINGS HAPPEN, THE ONLY THING STANDING BETWEEN YOU AND SUCCESS…..IS YOU !

MIDWEEK MANTRA : STOP JUDGING

YOUR WEEKLY DOSE OF INSPIRATION AND POSITIVITY TO UPLIFT YOUR SPIRITS AND RESTORE MENTAL HEALTH AFTER A DEMANDING WEEK !

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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 :

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. FIND A POSITIVE IN THE SITUATION OR ABOUT THE PERSON.
  4. LET IT GO !

MWAH MWAH

JOJO XXXX

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 !

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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.

SIMPLES.

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.

MWAH MWAH

JOJO XXX

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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”.

Start Reading !

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.

Choose a Fun Social Environment for Your Discussion

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.

MWAH MWAH

JOJO XXXXXXX

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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
My Inner Child!!

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: RECONNECT WITH A CHILDHOOD FRIEND AND DO THIS TOGETHER

HAVE FUN !

JOJO XXXXX

MIDWEEK MANTRA : REFLECTIONS

FEELING DOWN AND LETHARGIC ? WE ARE HERE TO CHANGE YOUR OUTLOOK ON LIFE AND ITS TRUE BEAUTY. TUNE INTO OUR WEEKLY CLUB OF INSPIRATION, FOCUS AND POSITIVITY TO LIFT YOUR SPIRITS AND GET YOU THROUGH THE WEEK.

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What Do You REALLY See ?

In Jay Shettys Think Like A Monk (Thorsens £14.99 ) he lists four common regrets that people have as they approach the end of their life.

Imagine your last moment on earth which can be seen as your greatest reflection point on everything that is leading up to it.

The most common regrets people express are:

I wish I had expressed my love to the people I care about

I wish I had not worked so much.

I wish I had taken more pleasure in life.

I wish I had done more for other people.

So TODAY reflect on these questions and do not wait until your dying day make the changes now. Lead a more purposeful, service based and meaningful life. Next time you look in the mirror you hopefully will see the person you want to be right here right now.

MWAH MWAH XXX

JOJO X

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: DON’T WAIT UNTIL IT IS TOO LATE . NO REGRETS.

MIDWEEK MANTRA: A POWERFUL THOUGHT

A WEEKLY CATCH UP TO SEE HOW YOU ARE FEELING ? NEED AN EXTRA DOSE OF INSPIRATION, POSITIVITY AND IDEAS TO GET YOU THROUGH THE WEEK. CHECK IN HERE EVERY WEDNESDAY TO THE MIDWEEK MANTRA CLINIC.

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OKAY THIS WEEK I AM GOING TO GIVE YOU A WEEK OFF FROM TASKS AND EXERCISES.

BUT I WANT TO GIVE YOU A POWERFUL THOUGHT:

IT IS BETTER TO BE A FLAWED PERSON WHO KNOWS THEY ARE FLAWED. THEN A RIGHTEOUS PERSON WHO KNOWS THEY ARE RIGHTEOUS. THE FORMER AT LEAST HAS ROOM AND POTENTIAL FOR GROWTH THE LATTER DOES NOT.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP:IT IS IMPORTANT TO ALWAYS ALLOW ROOM FOR A LITTLE GROWTH….AND A LITTLE HUMILITY !

MWAH MWAH. XXXXX

JOJO. X