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 !

BEAUTY : ……..AND BREATHE

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.

SPIRITUALITY..

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.

BREATHING SPACES

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.

MWAH MWAH xxxxxxxx

JOJO

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.

FOOD : 3 JUICES YOU NEED RIGHT NOW !

THE HEALTHY COCKTAIL

If like me you like to go light on the alcohol, and particularly as you get older you require less as it seems to affect you more (or is it just me) than this one is for you. I love a good night out or a long lunch but I don’t always want to consume lots of alcohol but none of the non alcoholic alternatives excite. I hate gassy drinks so mixers are out and I hate syrupy sugary cocktails loaded with calories. This ‘Mocktail’ is healthy , cooling and absolutely delicious. Most barmen have a blender and these 3 ingredients behind the bar and how cool is it you can create your own AND stay sober AND keep your good looks.

Cucumber > mint>lime>lots of ice and a smidge of honey to sweeten.

Blend

Cucumber Cooler

THE WATER RETENTION ELIMINATOR

This your ‘go to’ juice when you have a big event coming up or just experiencing bloating. Twice a day for 3 days maximum.

Celery.> parsley >lemon juice>cold green tea> ice

Blend

Get Rid of Puffiness and Bloating

THE MENOPAUSE MIX

The two juices above are as and when you require the solution but the Menopause Mix I genuinely mix up every morning and I would thoroughly recommend for the 50+ every ingredient serves its purpose.

Greek 0% yogurt- calcium for healthy bones and teeth

Blueberries-

Collagen powder- I use marine collagen (by Vital Proteins))> Collagen is the most abundant protein in the body. Better bone health and skin.

Flax Oil- contains phytoestrogens which can help reduce hot flushes and keep the joints lubricated.

Chia Seeds- High in Omega 3 healthy fats and protein and can also reduce appetite by keeping you feeling full.

Ashwagandha Powder -this herb can control hormone fluctuations as it works on the endocrine system and can help with mod swings and metabolism.

Pineapple- add for sweetness as is also a hormone regulator . Rich in polyphenols and vitamin c and is a powerful anti oxidant and detoxifier.

Menopause Mix Add More Ingredients Depending On your Symptoms……cheers !

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: TO BLEND YOUR DAILY JUICES AND CLEANSES I USE THE NUTRI NINJA PROFESSIONAL, 900 WATTS DOES THE JOB PERFECTLY £49.99 SharkNinja

MWAH MWAH XXXX

JOJO X

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

MIDWEEK MANTRA: TODAY YOU CAN MAKE A BIG DIFFERENCE

THOUGHTS, POSITIVITY AND INSPIRATION IN OUR WEEKLY CATCH UP TO GET YOU THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK. JOIN OUR CLUB TODAY. SUBSCRIBE BELOW AND GET THE WEEKLY MANTRA DELIVERED TO YOUR IN BOX EVERY WEDNESDAY.

ONE THING YOU CAN DO TODAY TO CHANGE SOMEONES MENTAL HEALTH

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ENCOURAGING WORDS CAN BE A LIFELINE FOR SOMEONE DROWNING IN SELF ABUSE. WE HAVE ALL BEEN THERE WHEN WE FEEL THE WORLD IS GUNNING FOR US AND WE ARE SUFFERING ,SO WE ALL KNOW THE RIGHT WORDS AT THE RIGHT TIME CAN MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE.

SO , TODAY, TELL THE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE WHAT THEY MEAN TO YOU, HOW MUCH YOU APPRECIATE WHO THEY ARE…….AND WHAT THEY ARE DOING RIGHT.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: WE TEND TO SWITCH OUR FOCUS FROM THE PEOPLE THAT ARE GETTING IT RIGHT IN OUR LIVES TO THE PEOPLE THAT ARE AFFECTING US FOR THE WRONG REASONS. SO SWITCH YOUR FOCUS BACK TO THE PEOPLE THAT ARE SUPPORTING YOU CONSISTENTLY AND QUIETLY, WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU THANKED THEM ?

MWAH MWAH. XXXX

JOJO X

MIDWEEK MANTRA

YOUR WEEKLY DOSE OF INSPIRATION, POSITIVITY AND MENTAL EXERCISE TO GIVE YOUR MIND PAUSE FOR THOUGHT AND GET YOU THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK.

GOING FOR GOLD

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IF YOU HAVE BEEN AS ADDICTED TO THE OLYMPICS OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKS AS I HAVE, YOU WILL KNOW IT IS THE FINISH THAT COUNTS. GETTING OVER THAT LINE. IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT THE WINNING THOUGH IT IS A MAJOR ACCOMPLISHMENT JUST TO FINISH. BE STRONG AND FOCUSSED ENOUGH TO COMPLETE WHAT YOU START.

TODAY TAKE A LOOK AT THE TASKS AND PROJECTS THAT YOU HAVE LEFT UNCOMPLETED AND CHOOSE ONE TO COMPLETE TODAY !

JUST COMPLETING THE JOB NO MATTER HOW BIG OR SMALL CAN REALLY LIFT YOUR SPIRITS AND IMPROVE YOUR MENTAL HEALTH. A REAL SENSE OF ACHIEVEMENT IN FINALLY COMPLETING OUTSTANDING TASKS IS GETTING OVER THAT FINISH LINE IN YOUR OWN PERSONAL RACE.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP:MAKE LISTS AND GET IT DONE ! BE A WINNER !

MWAH MWAH. XX

JOJO XXXX