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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.

JOJO XXXXXXX

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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

JOJO XXXXX

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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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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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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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INSPIRATION, IDEAS AND TASKS TO GET YOU THROUGH THE WEEK WITH STRENGTH AND POSITIVITY. KEEPING YOUR MIND FIT AND HEALTHY.

DROWSE AND BROWSE

WE LIVE IN A WORLD WHERE WE ARE CONSTANTLY STRIVING FOR MORE, PUSHING OURSELVES TO ACHIEVE. GOAL SETTING, TARGETS AND THEN SETTING NEW GOALS AND TARGETS. EVEN IN THIS MAGAZINE AIMED AT PEOPLE IN LATER LIFE I STILL ENCOURAGE YOU TO SET NEW OBJECTIVES.

BUT AS I WRITE THIS WE ARE STILL IN LOCKDOWN WHERE TIME HAS LOST ITS URGENCY. EVEN THOUGH I KNOW MANY OF YOU ARE STILL WORKING TO BUSY TIMETABLES THERE HAS BECOME A DEGREE OF FELXIBILITY THAT IS RARELY AFFORDED IN THE WORKPLACE.

SO THIS WEEK DARE TO ERASE YOUR SCHEDULE JUST FOR ONE DAY.

JUST DROWSE AND BROWSE JUST ALLOW YOURSELF TO POTTER DO NOTHING EXCEPT NAP, THINK, LIE ON THE SOFA, FLICK THROUGH SOME MAGAZINES OR READ A GREAT BOOK. TRY TO HAVE SOME SILENCE. NO TELEVISION. MAYBE SOME GENTLE MUSIC. IT IS VERY RARE THAT WE AFFORD OURSELVES THIS LUXURY BUT LOCKDOWN IS A PERFECT OPPORTUNITY. YOU WILL BE AMAZED HOW REINVIGORATED YOU WILL FEEL, READY TO FACE THE WORLD AGAIN. TAKE THE PRESSURE OFF FOR ONE DAY.

SO KICKBACK AND CHILL FOLKS !!!

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: THE ART OF DOING NOTHING SHOULD BE PRACTISED REGULARLY. JUST BE DONT DO.

MWAH MWAH XXXXX

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INSPIRATION,TASKS AND IDEAS TO HELP BOOST POSITIVITY AND MENTAL HEALTH IN AN UNCERTAIN WORLD.

HEALING RELATIONSHIPS

MOST OF US ARE ISOLATING WITH PARTNERS AND SPOUSES AND SPENDING FAR MORE TIME IN CLOSE PROXIMITY THEN WE WOULD ON A DAILY BASIS. THIS IS A TESTING TIME FOR MANY RELATIONSHIPS. IT IS ESSENTIAL WE LEARN TO APPRECIATE OUR SPOUSES AND PARTNERS. SO THIS WEEK OUR EXERCISE IS TO FILL UP YOUR LOVE BUBBLE AND TRANSFORM YOUR RELATIONSHIPS.

EXERCISE

FIRST SCHEDULE SOME QUIET ALONE TIME TO MEDITATE AND CONTEMPLATE THE THINGS YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR PARTNER. MAKE SOME NOTES IN YOUR GRATITUDE JOURNAL. THIS HELPS TO PUT YOURSELF IN THE RIGHT HEAD SPACE.

THEN…….

EVERY DAY TELL YOUR PARTNER 3 THINGS THAT YOU LOVE ABOUT THEM AND GET THEM TO DO THE SAME BACK TO YOU.

THE TRANSFORMATION THAT FEELING APPRECIATED ON A CONSISTENT BASIS IS SO ENORMOUS I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT ANY RELATIONSHIP CAN BENEFIT FROM THIS. TRY IT WITH ALL THE RELATIONSHIPS IN YOUR LIFE AT THIS TIME. FRIENDS, FAMILY, THE DOG !!! THE ATMOSPHERE WILL CHANGE INSTANTLY ANY NEGATIVITY WILL DISAPPEAR AND YOUR LOVE BUBBLE WILL BE FULL ONCE AGAIN AS YOU GIVE AND RECEIVE IN EQUAL QUANTITES.

TRY IT AS A FAMILY AROUND THE DINNER TABLE. CAN STIMULATE GREAT CONVERSATION AND GET US ALL TALKING TO EACH OTHER AGAIN.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: IT IS AMAZING HOW SOMETHING THIS EASY CAN BE SO IMPACTIVE AND SO COMPLETE YET WE NEVER THINK OF DOING IT !!

MWAH MWAH. XXXX

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A WEEKLY DOSE OF THOUGHTS, INSPIRATION AND TASKS TO INSPIRE YOU AND MAKE YOU STRONGER AND LIFT YOUR SPIRITS THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK.

” THE MIND IS LIKE A PARACHUTE…………………….

IT WORKS BETTER WHEN IT IS OPEN “.

– THE DALAI LAMA

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: EXPLORE EVERYTHING, EXPERIENCE EVERYTHING….THEN DECIDE !

MWAH MWAH XXX

JOJO XXX

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THOUGHTS, TASKS AND INSPIRATION TO LIFT UP YOUR SPIRITS AND INJECT SOME POSITIVITY INTO YOUR LIFE .

” AVOID EVERYTHING AND RUN…………….

OR FACE EVERYTHING AND RISE “.

-ZIG ZIGLAR

JOJO STYLELIST TIP : EVERY OBSTACLE YOU OVERCOME YOU ENRICH YOUR LIFE WITH VALUABLE LESSONS LEARNED. DONT SWEEP PROBLEMS UNDER THE CARPET SHINE A LIGHT ON THEM AND DEAL WITH THEM TODAY.

SENDING LOVE AND HOPE TO YOU ALL

MWAH MWAH XXXX

JOJO XX