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INSPIRATION AND IDEAS TO HELP YOU GET THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK AND RECHARGE THE BATTERIES SO YOU CAN BE YOUR BEST SELF.

START A LOVE AFFAIR

WITH YOURSELF. WE SPEND ALL OUR LIVES LAYING LOVE ON EVERYBODY ELSE IN OUR LIVES. BUT HOW MANY OF YOU SPEND CONSCIOUS TIME LOVING YOURSELF. SO TODAY YOU ARE GOING TO ARRANGE A DATE WITH YOURSELF……

  • START BY WRITING A LOVE LETTER TO YOURSELF. THE QUALITIES YOU LIKE AND WHY YOU LOVE TO SPEND TIME WITH…YOU.
  • SEND YOURSELF A LOVELY BUNCH OF FLOWERS
  • WHEN YOU GET READY FOR YOUR DATE BUY A MINI BOTTLE OF THE FINEST CHAMPAGNE AND A MINI ( 4 IS ENOUGH!) BOX OF CHAMPAGNE TRUFFLES.
  • GOOD VENUES FOR SELF DATES…..ART GALLERIES, SHOPPING AND LUNCH, HIKING, SPA DAYS OR EVEN STAY AT HOME WITH A MOVIE OR A BOOK. BUT HEY THIS IS NOT ABOUT ME ….ITS ALL ABOUT YOU !
  • BUY YOURSELF A LOVELY LITTLE PRESENT.

WE SHOULD ALL SPEND THE ODD DAY RECONNECTING WITH OUR SENSE OF SELF AND APPRECIATE WHO WE ARE. THE TIME ALONE IS GREAT FOR FOCUSSING ON YOUR OWN NEEDS. YOU MAY HAVE MISSED OUT ON VALENTINES DAY LAST WEEK OR FELT UNDER APPRECIATED. TODAY REDRESS THE BALANCE.

HAVE FUN! ENJOY YOUR DATE.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: LOVING YOURSELF MAKES IT EASY FOR OTHERS TO LOVE YOU TOO !

Mwah Mwah

JOJO xxxxx

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INSPIRATION AND SUPPORT TO GET YOU THROUGH TO THE END OF THE WEEK. A WEEKLY MESSAGE AND TASKS TO STRENGTHEN THE SOUL.

THREE MANTRAS TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE

OUT OF MY LITTLE BOX OF POSITIVE MESSAGES I WANTED TO GIVE YOU THESE THREE. VERY POWERFUL TO CHANGE HOW YOU THINK ABOUT THE WORLD AROUND YOU.

BEING GRATEFUL FOR WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU HAVE IS EXTREMELY EMPOWERING AND INDUCES FEELINGS OF CONTENTMENT.

BEING KIND TO OTHERS IS VERY IMPORTANT. HOW WE TREAT OTHERS IS A REFLECTION OF SELF. SOMETIMES YOU WILL NOT ALWAYS HAVE YOUR KINDNESS RECIPROCATED BUT KNOWING YOU HAVE BEEN YOUR BEST SELF CAN ELEVATE YOU.

BEING GENTLE WITH YOURSELF AND LOVING YOURSELF IS FUNDAMENTAL TO YOUR MENTAL HEALTH. RECOGNISE WHEN YOU ARE NOT DOING THIS AND TAKE STEPS TO CHANGE IT. YOU ARE YOUR OWN BEST FRIEND FIRST AND FOREMOST.

SO I AM NOT GOING TO TELL YOU HOW TO INSTALL THESE MANTRAS INTO YOUR LIFE BUT FOCUS ON THESE MESSAGES ON A DAILY BASIS AND I PROMISE YOU YOUR LIFE WILL BE FAR MORE COMFORTABLE AND LOOK INSTANTLY MORE BEAUTIFUL.

GOOD LUCK TEAM!

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: WRITE THESE MANTRAS IN YOUR JOURNAL OR STICK THEM ON THE FRIDGE DOOR AS A GENTLE REMINDER TO LIFT YOUR SPIRIT.

MUCH LOVE

MWAH MWAH

JOJO XXXXXX

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TIPS AND TASKS TO MAKE YOUR LIFE A LITTLE EASIER AND MORE BEAUTIFUL TO HELP GET YOU THROUGH TO THE END OF THE WEEK.

HOW TO RECLAIM YOUR TIME

FEELING STRESSED AND EXHAUSTED ? FEEL LIKE YOUR CHASING THE CLOCK EVERY DAY. WELL TODAY I HAVE A SIMPLE TASK . LOOK AT WHAT YOU CAN DELEGATE. AT WORK MAKE A LIST OF TASKS THAT DO NOT NEED TO BE DONE BY YOU, OR INDEED AT ALL. SEE WHAT YOU CAN DELEGATE TO OTHER PEOPLE IN YOUR TEAM SOME OF THEM MAY LIKE THE ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND BE FLATTERED THAT YOU TRUST THEM.

THEN LOOK AT ALL THE CHORES YOU DO AT HOME. SHARE THE TASKS TO YOUR PARTNER , YOUR CHILDREN,ETC. IT REALLY IS QUITE CHEAP TO BUY HELP TO FREE UP YOUR TIME. MAYBE OUTSIDE HELP FOR THE IRONING OR WASHING THE CAR PERHAPS. A CLEANER JUST A COUPLE OF HOURS A WEEK.

IT IS YOUR TIME AND YOUR LIST. BUT IT IS TIME TODAY TO TAKE A LONG HARD LOOK AT HOW YOU CAN MAKE YOUR LIFE EASIER. THINK OF THE WONDERFUL THINGS YOU CAN DO FOR YOU AND YOUR LOVED ONES WITH MORE TIME.

DO IT TODAY !

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: MAKE YOUR LIFE MORE BEAUTIFUL TODAY BY REORGANISING YOUR LIFE TO MAKE YOU LESS STRESSED. LIFE IS SHORT ENJOY IT. MAKE TIME TODAY.

MWAH MWAH XXXX

JOJO

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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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Just a Picture To Inspire You On This Cold January Morning

POSITIVE THOUGHTS AND INSPIRATION TO GET YOU THROUGH THIS COLD JANUARY WEEK. IM HERE JUST WHEN YOU NEED ME. DONT FORGET THERE ARE MANY MORE MANTRAS ON THIS BLOG TO DIP INTO WHENEVER YOU NEED STRENGTH AND HOPE .

HOW ABOUT A HUG ?

I HEARD AN INTERESTING STATEMENT TODAY. HUGGING RELEASES DOPAMINE AND CAN INCREASE THE MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH OF THE ‘HUGGER’ AND ‘HUGGEE’ IN A HUGELY POWERFUL WAY. IMAGINE HAVING ALL THAT POWER IN YOUR ARMS TO CHANGE THE LIFE OF SOMEONE (AND YOURSELF) IN SUCH A DRAMATIC WAY………AND SO EASY TO DO ! HUGGING CAN RELIEVE STRESS AND ANXIETY AND BRING DOWN BLOOD PRESSURE. LOWER DEPRESSION AND REDUCE FEELINGS OF LONELINESS.

PLEASE HUG YOUR CHILDREN ON A DAILY BASIS (EVEN HOURLY) IT IS SO IMPORTANT FOR MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH AS THEY DEVELOP AND IT HELPS TO CREATE A STRONG BOND. A HUGGED CHILD IS A HAPPY CHILD. VERY OFTEN IN THIS TIME VALUABLE OVER STRESSED TIMES AS A PARENT IT IS VERY EASILY OVERLOOKED. MAKE TIME. WHEN A CHILD HAS A TEMPER TANTRUM INSTEAD OF SHOUTING AT THEM JUST HUG THEM AND HOLD THEM CLOSE. IT WORKS , I PROMISE YOU.

SO TODAY I WANT YOU TO HUG AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE FOR AT LEAST 20 SECONDS BUT MAKE IT A MEANINGFUL HEARTFELT HUG. A WORD OF WARNING IF YOU ARE HUGGING A STRANGER OR SOMEONE YOU FEEL NEEDS IT BUT YOU DONT KNOW THEM WELL , PLEASE ASK THEIR PERMISSION FIRST. NOTE HOW WELL THIS MAKES YOU FEEL TOO IT IS MUTUALLY BENEFICIAL.

JOJOS STYLIST TIP: EVERYONE FEELS BETTER WITH A HUG ALL HUMANS THRIVE ON TOUCH AND INTIMACY UNLESS OF COURSE YOU ARE JANET STREET PORTER WHO NOTORIOUSLY HATES IT ! BUT HEY LOOK HOW GRUMPY SHE IS ! LOVE YOU THOUGH JANET XX

MWAH MWAH

JOJO XXXXXXXX

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MIDWEEK INSPIRATION TO BEAT THE JANUARY BLUES. THOUGHTS AND EXERCISES TO GET YOU THROUGH THE WEEK.

DISCOVER YOUR ‘SELF’

I AM CONSTANTLY SURPRISED BY HOW MANY PEOPLE HAVE NOT TAKEN TIME TO GET TO KNOW THEMSELVES. IF I ASK THEM QUESTIONS ABOUT THEIR INNERMOST THOUGHTS THEY DO NOT KNOW THE ANSWERS. MORE SURPRISINGLY EVEN IF I ASK QUITE BASIC QUESTIONS E.G THEIR FAVOURITE FILM OR CHILDHOOD MEMORY MANY HAVE NEVER GIVEN IT A THOUGHT !

SO TODAY THIS IS A TWO PART TASK.

PART ONE

SIT DOWN NAKED IN FRONT OF THE MIRROR AND STUDY YOUR FACE AND BODY (OBVIOUSLY AT HOME ALONE, NOT IN THE OFFICE !) . REALLY FOCUS ON ALL THE THINGS YOU LIKE ABOUT YOUR FACIAL FEATURES, YOUR EYES, LIPS EVEN THE LINES YOU HAVE HAD FUN IN EARNING. PARTS OF YOUR BODY YOU LOVE AND THE MIRACLES THAT OCCUR EVERY DAY WITHIN THAT BODY AND OUR LARGELY NEGLECTED FEET THAT SUPPORT US EVERYDAY. PLEASE KEEP THIS POSITIVE AND LEARN TO APPRECIATE……YOU. MANY PEOPLE HAVE NEVER DONE THIS EXERCISE BECAUSE OF LACK OF YOU TIME OR EMBARRASSMENT BUT LEARN TO BE COMFORTABLE ……WITH YOU !

PART TWO

GRAB A COFFEE OR A GLASS OF WINE AND I WANT YOU TO ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS THERE ARE HUNDREDS THAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BUT HERES A SELECTION TO GET YOU STARTED. ASK THEM TO YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY IT IS AMAZING HOW MANY PEOPLE DONT KNOW THE ANSWERS IMMEDIATELY.

  • WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS AND DREAMS FOR THIS YEAR?
  • LIST YOUR BEST QUALITIES?
  • WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE BOOK/FILM?
  • LIST YOUR TOP FIVE PLACES TO EAT?
  • THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOUR PERSONALITY ?
  • WHAT GIVES YOU PLEASURE AND COMFORT?
  • WHAT COUNTRY WAS YOUR FAVOURITE VISIT?
  • HOW WOULD YOU CHANGE YOUR LIFE FOR THE BETTER?
  • WHAT PERSON/PEOPLE MAKE YOU FEEL SPECIAL?
  • WHAT EXCITES YOU ?
  • WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE CHRISTMAS SONG ?
  • WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE ABOUT YOUR LIFE IF YOU HAD THREE WISHES ?
  • WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY?
  • WHAT BRINGS YOU PEACE?

THIS IS SUCH AN INTERESTING EXERCISE AND YOU ALMOST FEEL CLOSER TO YOURSELF. BE YOUR OWN BEST FRIEND. GETTING TO KNOW ‘YOU’ IS A GREAT TOOL FOR STRENGTHENING YOUR MENTAL HEALTH FORMING A DEEPER BOND WITH ONESELF.

JOJOS STYLIST TIP: HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW THE PEOPLE CLOSEST TO YOU? SEE IF YOU CAN ANSWER THE QUESTIONS ABOUT THEM. DO THIS WITH THEM SIMULTANEOUSLY THE ANSWERS MAY SURPRISE YOU ? ADD YOUR OWN TO THE LIST?

WELL DONE GUYS. ANOTHER STEP CLOSER TO KEEPING THE HAPPINESS POT TOPPED UP !!

MWAH MWAH

JOJO XXXXXXXX

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YOUR AFTER CHRISTMAS PICK ME UP TO RESTORE YOUR ENERGY AND REVITALISE YOUR MIND.

NEW YEAR. NEW THINKING. NEW YOU.

Embracing 2020

As I write this on New Years Eve it is definitely one night of the year I stay in ALONE for a quiet time of reflection and goal setting for the year ahead. Yes another one of my rituals (see my Christmas Rituals post 21st Dec).

People put too much pressure on themselves on New Years Eve to go out too over priced events and convince themselves they are having a good time. It always seem so forced. I inherently dislike being grabbed by strangers for a celebratory kiss as the clock tones twelve, what is it about this night that condones otherwise unacceptable behaviour.

Dare To Be Different

I always value my cosy New Years Eve to do just as I like it is a real personal pleasure for me.

Your task this week is to discover how this year you can do things differently. Forget resolutions that are negative which concentrate on habits you need to give up. Resolutions that you need to work hard at. This year we are going to embrace positive resolutions things you need to ADD to your life to ensure it is more beautiful.

Your 2020 list starts with…. HOW DO I MAKE MY LIFE MORE BEAUTIFUL,STYLISH AND POSITIVE ?

I am planning a blog in January on ways to achieve a more beautiful life. but for now I really want YOU to think about YOUR life and what brings YOU pleasure.

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL MY FOLLOWERS ! XX

This Is Your Time

JOJOs STYLIST TIP: FIND A QUIET PLACE AND MEDITATE OR DEEPLY RELAX , LIGHT SOME CANDLES REALLY GIVE THIS SOME THOUGHT LET YOUR MIND REALLY GET CARRIED AWAY. 2020 IS YOUR YEAR TO FLY

JOJO
Mwah Mwah xxxxxxxxx

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HOW WONDERFUL THAT THE REGULAR WEDNESDAY MANTRA FALLS ON THIS SPECIAL DAY. HOPEFULLY YOU HAVE BEEN PRACTISING YOUR WEEKLY MANTRAS SO YOU ARE ALL FEELING CALM AND PEACEFUL.

SO ALL I WILL SAY TO ALL IS

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL MY AMAZING FOLLOWERS.

WARM HUGS AND SPECIAL WISHES FOR A FUTURE FULL OF PEACE AND HAPPINESS.

I LOOK FORWARD TO OUR CONTINUED JOURNEY TOGETHER

Me with the man himself !!!

JOJO XXXXXXXX