MIDWEEK MANTRA : A SIMPLE MEDITATION

HAPPY BUDDHA MEDITATION

Meditation is important in everyday life but I realise its not possible to always fit this into your busy schedule. So, today Im going to gift you a 5 minute meditation to do each morning to start your day the right way !!

Find a quiet place, standing with feet firmly rooted to the floor. Total silence concentrate on your breath.

STAGE ONE

Stretch arms up to the light . Inhale the light through your outstretched palms and top of your head. Visualise that the sunlight flowing through you has positive, spiritual and healing energy in it. As you body fills with light right down to your legs. Start to exhale. Visualise the light flowing down through your feet into the earth. Return your arms to your sides.

STAGE TWO

Stretch arms up to the light. This time inhale energy from the light through your palms and the third eye (mid-eyebrow point). Once again flood your body with light taking it down to your feet. Then exhale bouncing the light back up through your body rushing through your internal organs liver, intestines, heart, lungs cleansing them and filling them with light . Let the light leave through your palms and your third eye. Arms to your side.

STAGE THREE

Stretch arms up to the light. Visualise the light entering your palms and third eye again flooding your body with warmth and goodness and positivity as you inhale slowly. When your body is full of light start to exhale slowly. Now visualise that the light is swirling in a spiral manner up through your body collecting negative energies. Getting rid of harmful chi and sickness, negative thoughts, forgive people. Let the light exit your body through the three main points as it leaves all the negative energy is instantly and permanently burned up. Arms to sides.

Now you are ready to go out into the big wide world …..protected.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: I DO THIS EVERY MORNING YOU REALLY DO RECEIVE THE DAY IN A CALM POSITIVE MANNER. THANK YOUR BODY FOR ALL IT DOES FOR YOU.

JOJO XXXXXX

MIDWEEK MANTRA : RIP QUEEN ELIZABETH II

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

AFTER THE LAST TWO WEEKS WITH THE PASSING OF QUEEN ELIZABETH II MANY OF YOU MAY STILL FEEL GRIEF STRICKEN AND LOST. YOU MAY FEEL AS THOUGH YOU LOST YOUR ANCHOR IN LIFE OR FEEL YOU CANNOT ACCEPT CHANGE.

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

JOJO XXXXXXX

MIDWEEK MANTRA: CLOUD GAZING

Inspiration and lessons to ground you and remind you what really matters in life. For a happy healthy you .

Today I want you just to stop and take time out of your day . To gaze up at the sky. Even better if you can go and lie in a field and watch the sky for some time but even 5 minutes finding a quiet space will do . You can even do this in a busy city centre but a large crowd may gather and wonder what you are looking at. Wouldn’t it be great to involve everyone in your exercise.

Clouds can be mesmerising and fascinating to study. The different formations, shapes and familiar patterns. The movement of the clouds are they moving fast or slowly. The contrasting of white clouds on a blue background or the dramatic dark rain clouds approaching. Think of yourself on a small plant with the large expanse of the sky surrounding us.

Today take time out to just contemplate the sky let yourself get lost in it. This is a form of meditation.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: DO I NEED TO SAY ….DONT DO THIS WHILE DRIVING !!!!!

JOJO xxxxxxxxx

MIDWEEK MANTRA : EMBRACE THE SILENCE

THIS WEEK I WANTED TO SHARE AN EXCERPT FROM A BOOK I AM CURRENTLY READING VERY POIGNANT FOR OUR TIMES. AS I READ IT THIS WEEK I THOUGHT IT MAY RESOUND WITH YOU AS IT DID WITH ME.

“CHASING WORLDLY DESIRES IS WHAT LIFE IS ALL ABOUT FOR THE VAST MAJORITY OF PEOPLE. BEING STILL AND QUIET, BY THE SAME TOKEN, FEELS VERY UNCOMFORTABLE FOR MANY. THERES NOTHING TO DO …..WE COMPLAIN. YET STILLNESS CAN UNLOCK NEW REALITIES. THE KEY IS THAT PURE CONSCIOUSNESS CONTAINS INFINITE RESOURCES OF CREATIVITY, BLISS,INTELLIGENCE,LOVE AND AWARENESS. BY LIVING CLOSE TO THE SOURCE, YOU HAVE ACCESS TO THIS INFINITE POTENTIAL THAT ALLOWS YOU TO BE A GENUINE CO CREATOR OF A NEW REALITY “

META HUMAN DEEPAK CHOPRA

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: USING SOME QUALITY TIME TO REALLY GET TO KNOW OUR “TRUE SELF” IS IMPORTANT AS OPPOSED TO OUR “EGO PERSONAILTY’ THAT WE SHOW TO THE REST OF THE WORLD.

STAY SAFE

MWAH MWAH XXXXX

JOJO

LIFESTYLE: 5 STRESS BUSTERS YOU NEED IN YOUR LIFE RIGHT NOW !

Okay team if you have been on this journey with me over the last few years you should be feeling pretty chilled by now. Of course stress overload is a holistic management programme of diet, exercise, time management , meditation and handling techniques. But sometimes in the moment stress can raise cortisol levels and can be detrimental to ur health and our relationships if it is not handled in real time, there and then. Stress is not always bad and a life without stress means you are not pushing forward or getting enough out of life. So stress is NORMAL folks !

So let us look at 5 simple stress busters when you think it is just too much and it is impacting your time here on earth.

NATURE

Stop ! Get outside to a green area , a peaceful area. Lie in a field. Hug a tree. Smell a flower. Listen to the birds. Watch the clouds. Throw some pebbles into a pond and notice the ripples. Reconnecting with nature will destress you instantly.

HEGU

Hegu is a Chinese acupuncturist point located between the thumb and forefinger. The fleshy part. If you feel around this fleshy part until you hit a spot that is sensitive then press it firmly for a few minutes. This has a calming affect on the brain. So any time you feel heightened anxiety this is your go to pressure point but without the needles .

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AND BREATHE…………

When you feel your stress levels starting to rise start to focus on the breath. Breathing in to a count of 4 and exhale to a count of 7. Filling the abdomen with air on the inhale and expelling the air out of the abdomen on the exhale . Most people in stressful situations adopt shallow breathing and breathe from the chest and not deeper into the abdomen. This causes you to hyper ventilate. It is important to recognise the change in your breathing patterns when you become stressed and mange it by taking the breathing back to diaphragmatic state rather than a thoracic state. Poor breathing can result in many illnesses and do untold damage to your body. So learn to breathe properly and recognise when you are not can be the biggest ally when it comes to your health and diffusing a stressful reaction.

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FLOTATION

I have my local Flotation Spa on speed dial . Nirvanaspa.co.uk. have a “celestial flotation pool ‘ that you can book as a couple or an individual so you have total peace and quiet within a darkened saltwater pool gazing up at the stars on the ceiling. The weightlessness and serenity of the environment contribute massively into instantly taking you to another calm place. Discover your local flotation centre/spa and log the number into your phone today. Perfect for getting you away from the situation it is a fortnights holiday in 20 minutes……..without the hassle of passport control !!!!

MEDITATION

If you have not yet discovered the benefits of meditation , baby , where have you been !!! Not reading my blog thats for sure !! But when we are stressed it is especially difficult to empty the mind and be still. I have been there trust me but this is what I find useful:

Relax in a position you find comfortable ( for me it is lying down with lots of pillows)

Close your eyes and concentrate on the breath for a few minutes, as described earlier. Once you are in a rhythmic breathing pattern start to scan the body from the ankles up , over the knees continue up through the heart, shoulders, elbows, neck , head. Noticing how each of them feel.

Now concentrate on a place where you felt at your most relaxed. Focus on 5 things that you can see, 4 things that you can touch, 3 things you can hear , 2 things that you can smell, and 1 thing that you can taste.

You will find it is easier to transport yourself somewhere rather than emptying the mind.

Now concentrate on 3 things you are grateful for . Gratitude so important to relaxation.

Finally set your intention for the rest of the day. How do you want this day to unfold or end.

Lie still for as long as you need to . Then start to wriggle each part of your body as you bring yourself back to reality.

Open your eyes and Voila !! A NEW YOU !

I would advocate doing this meditation every morning for 20 minutes rather than waiting until you are fully stressed out . You will be a different calmer person. It sets your day up nicely .

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I hope you find these stress busters useful, let me know if you adopt any of them or indeed if you have any of your own stress busting tips.

MWAH MWAH

JOJO XXXXXXX

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP:Only you can be in charge of controlling stress and any damage to your body and mind, so find what works best for you and you lifestyle and practise them regularly to help achieve a healthy balance. Do not wait until it is too late.

LIFESTYLE: DISCOVER A SOUNDBATH MEDITATION

Many of you are reporting that you are not sleeping well or have anxieties due to the current Covid 19 disruption in our lives. As one of the leading Sound Healing Therapists and a member of the College of Sound Healing (COSH) and also the International Institute of Complementary Therapists (IICT)I am a massive advocate of the benefits of soundbaths for meditation and healing. So I thought I would share one of my Soul Junk-e videos with you. Try to listen through headphones for maximum benefit but it will work just as well without.

So, grab a mat, a pillow and a blanket and all YOU have to do is let the sounds wash over you while you lie there. No more commitment required !

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: BEGIN WITH 2 0R 3 SOUNDBATHS A WEEK FOR 3 WEEKS THEN WEEKLY WILL BE ENOUGH TO ACHIEVE MAXIMUM BENEFIT. LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING A MORE RELAXED REJUVENATED YOU !

MWAH MWAH XXXXX

JOJO XXXXXX

MIDWEEK MANTRA:DISCONNECT TO RECONNECT

YOUR WEEKLY CLUB OF INSPIRATION, POSITIVITY AND TASKS TO UPLIFT YOU, STRENGTHEN YOUR MENTAL HEALTH AND JUST GET YOU THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK !

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OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS WE PROBABLY HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE DISCONNECTED FROM SOCIETY. BUT AS WE ARE ALL NOW LIVING LIFE PRETTY MUCH TO THE FULL AGAIN. BUT THERE ARE MANY LESSONS TO BE LEARNED BY BEING LOCKED DOWN FOR SUCH A LONG PERIOD AND DEALING WITH ALL THE ADVERSITY THAT LIFE THREW AT US DURING THIS PERIOD. SOME OF US FLOURISHED AND FOR OTHERS IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT. BUT ONE THING IS FOR SURE WE ALL LEARNED A LOT ABOUT OURSELVES AND ALSO GAVE US A N OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE WITH LESS AND DE CLUTTER DEADWOOD FROM OUR LIVES AND HOMES.

SO BEFORE YOU RUSH HEADLONG BACK TO THE CHAOS OF NORMAL LIFE SPEND SOME TIME TODAY REFLECTING ON THE POSITIVES THAT CAME OUT OF BEING DETACHED FOR THIS PERIOD.

WHAT DID YOU LEARN ABOUT YOURSELF ?

WHO WAS THERE FOR YOU DURING THIS PERIOD ? WHO WAS NOT?

WHAT ARE YOU GRATEFUL FOR IN YOUR LIFE RIGHT NOW?

CHANGES THAT NEED TO BE MADE IN YOUR LIFE?

REWORKING YOUR WORK/HOME LIFE BALANCE ?

APPRECIATION OF NATURE ?

APPRECIATION OF CULTURE THEATRE, ART GALLERIES, GREAT RESTAURANTS ?

MORE TIME FOR YOUR CHILDREN, FRIENDS,HUSBAND,LOVER ?

CONTINUE TO COOK HEALTHY MEALS AND KEEP UP THAT DAILY WALK ?

CHOOSE THE LIFE YOU NOW WANT TO LIVE. SOMEHOW IN THE WAKE OF THIS PANDEMIC LIFE SEEMS MORE COLOURFUL, FREEDOM IS SOMETHING TO TREASURE AND LIFE IS SOMETHING TO VALUE SO LIVE YOURS WITH INTENTION FROM TODAY !

MWAH MWAH XXXXXX

JOJO X

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: DO NOT WASTE THE LESSONS THAT THIS PANDEMIC HAS TAUGHT YOU REFLECT, REINVENT AND LIVE YOUR LIFE IN A BETTER WAY THAT MAKES YOU FEEL GOOD. RECONNECT STRONGER THAN BEFORE.

MIDWEEK MANTRA

A WEEKLY DOSE OF MANTRAS ,TASKS AND INSPIRATION TO STOKE YOUR POSITIVITY AND HAPPINESS QUOTA AND GET YOU THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK.

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A FREE GIFT TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE

MY GIFT TO YOU THIS WEEK WILL HAVE A PROFOUND EFFECT ON YOUR BEING.

FIND A QUIET PLACE (TOTAL SILENCE) AND EITHER LIE ON YOUR YOGA MAT WITH A PILLOW UNDER YOUR HEAD OR USE YOUR BED . SITTING CROSS LEGGED IS FINE BUT IT IS IMPORTANT TO BE COMFORTABLE. CLOSE YOUR EYES OR USE AN EYE MASK. PLACE ONE HAND ON YOUR HEART AND THE OTHER ONE ON YOUR TUMMY. START TO CONNECT WITH YOUR BREATHING. BREATHING SLOWLY IN THROUGH YOUR NOSE AND OUT THROUGH YOUR NOSE IN DEEP LONG SLOW BREATHS. I LIKE TO CALL THIS OCEAN BREATHING THINK OF YOUR BREATH AS THE WAVES GOING IN AND OUT WITH THROAT BREATHING ON THE EXHALE.

CONCENTRATING ON YOUR HEART SPACE WITH YOUR BREATH MASSAGING THE WHOLE AREA . PEEL BACK YOUR PHYSICAL LAYER , THEN YOUR EMOTIONAL LAYER AND THERE YOU HAVE THE ESSENCE OF YOU. WHO YOU ARE. NOTICE HOW YOU ARE FEELING. HOW DO YOU WANT TO FEEL ? YOU ARE THE LEADER OF YOUR OWN INTERNAL COMMUNITY. YOU ARE ALONE WITH YOUR TRUE SELF.

DO YOU WANT TO FEEL HAPPY, CALM AND AT PEACE…….. OR ANGRY, HATEFUL AND NEGATIVE ? TAKE THE FEELING TO EVERY PART OF YOUR BODY, TUNE UP YOUR ORCHESTRA. FOCUS ON YOUR CHOSEN MANTRA FOR AT LEAST 5 MINUTES.

BRING YOURSELF BACK TO REALITY BY GENTLY TOUCHING YOUR THUMB TO EACH FINGER AND WRIGGLING YOUR TOES.

AS YOU OPEN YOUR EYES LIE STILL AND REFLECT ON YOUR NEW ENERGISED BODY AND MIND RENEWED AND FULL OF LIGHT. YOU JUST GOT TO KNOW YOUR INNER SELF A LITTLE BETTER.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: EVERY TIME I DO THIS EXERCISE I FEEL IT IS A DEEPLY PROFOUND 10 MINUTES . DEVELOP A BEAUTIFUL FRIENDSHIP WITH YOURSELF TODAY IT WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE AND YOUR THINKING. YOU DESERVE THIS.

PEACE AND LOVE

MWAH MWAH

JOJO XXXXXXXX

MIDWEEK MANTRA

HEY TEAM HOW ARE YOU ALL THIS WEEK ? CHECKING IN ? HOPE YOU ARE ALL STILL WITH US AND FEELING UPLIFTED AND EXCITED ABOUT THE DAY AHEAD FULL OF POSSIBILITIES AND OPPORTUNITIES……..IT IS UP TO YOU. BUT LET ME BE YOUR GUIDE XXXXX

YOUR WEEKLY SUPPORT GROUP OF MANTRAS, TASKS AND POSITIVE THINKING TO GET YOU THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK ON A PINK HEAVENLY CLOUD.

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DISCOVER YOUR INNER LIGHT

WHAT FEELS BETTER LIGHTNESS OR DARKNESS ? SUNSHINE OR CLOUD ? WEDDINGS OR FUNERALS ? LAUGHTER OR SORROW ?

WE ALL NEED TO LET MORE LIGHT INTO OUR LIVES. WE ALL WILL EXPERIENCE PERIODS OF DARKNESS IN OUR LIVES BUT IT IS IMPORTANT TO FIGHT BACK TO DELIVER MORE LIGHT TO OUR MINDS AND BODIES. LET US NOT JUST TRY TO ACHIEVE BALANCE BUT LET THE LIGHT ALWAYS TIP THE SCALES TOWARDS JOY AND BEAUTY. THIS REQUIRES EFFORT. TRULY HAPPY PEOPLE WORK AT IT.

THESE TIMES ARE SO DIFFICULT BUT ALSO AFFORD US SOME TIME TO REALLY WORK ON UPPING OUR HAPPINESS QUOTA. CREATING A REGIME TO PRACTISE LONG AFTER THE VIRUS HAS BEEN CONQUERED.

SO HOW DO WE BRING AS MUCH LIGHT IN AS POSSIBLE DURING LOCKDOWN. HERE ARE A FEW SIMPLE TIPS YOU CAN DO DAILY.

  • WE ARE OBVIOUSLY SPENDING MORE TIME INDOORS. GET OUTSIDE AT LEAST ONCE A DAY TO SOAK UP NATURAL LIGHT (VITAMIN D) AND FRESH AIR. GO FOR A BRISK WALK IN A BEAUTIFUL PLACE. LOCALLY (ABIDE BY THE CURRENT RULES). ALL OF US NEVER FEEL LIKE EXERCISING BUT PUSH YOURSELF WHEN YOU GET HOME YOU WILL BE VERY GLAD YOU DID. NO ONE EVER REGRETS EXERCISE.
  • IF YOU REALLY ARE ANXIOUS ABOUT GOING ANYWHERE THEN JUST GO INTO YOUR GARDEN OR SPACE BY YOUR HOME AND ROOT YOURSELF TO THE EARTH STRETCH YOUR HANDS UP TO THE SKY AND LET THE LIGHT FILL YOUR BODY.
  • BREATHE. EVEN INDOORS YOU CAN PRACTISE WITH THE BREATH. BREATHE IN THE LIGHT THROUGH YOUR BODY AND EXPEL THE DARK STALE AIR. REPEAT SEVERAL TIMES WITH LONG SLOW BREATHS. AS YOU EHALE BREATHE OUT EVERY LAST DROP OF STALE AIR. READ MY ARTICLE ON THIS BLOG ABOUT THE HAPPY BUDDHA MEDITATION. A MEDITATION THAT TAKES 5 MINUTES EVERY MORNING FILLING YOUR BODY WITH LIGHT AND ENSURES A CALM PEACEFUL MOOD FOR THE ENTIRE DAY !
  • LONGER MEDITATION IS SO IMPORTANT. BUT RIGHT NOW AS YOU MEDITATE TAKE YOURSELF ON HOLIDAY AND FEEL THE HEAT ON YOUR BODY AS YOU BATHE IN THE SUNLIGHT. WE ARE ALL MISSING OUR HOLIDAYS RIGHT NOW. SO WHO WOULDNT WANT TO TAKE THEMSELVES AWAY FOR 30 MINS EVERY DAY.
  • VITAMIN D MOUTH SPRAY. OUR BODIES CREATE VITAMIN D FROM THE SUNLIGHT. BUT AS WE HAVE BEEN INDOORS FOR MOST OF THE YEAR MANY OF US WILL BE DEFICIENT. MOUTH SPRAYS ARE NOW SEEN AS A FAR MORE EFFECTIVE WAY OF GETTING VITAMINS INTO YOUR BODY AS IT DOES NOT HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE DIGESTIVE SYSTEM. THE MOUTH HAS LARGER CAPILLARIES PARTICULARLY THE BACK OF THE TONGUE FOR FASTER AND MORE EFFECTIVE ABSORPTION. VIT D FOODS INCLUDE EGG YOLKS, OILY FISH AND RED MEAT.
  • EAT GREEN. MOST GREEN PLANT BASED FOODS CONTAIN CHLOROPHYLL THAT ABSORBS THE SUNSHINE. SO I LIKE TO THINK I AM EATING THE SUNSHINE.
  • WEAR SOMETHING BRIGHT AND SUNNY. VISUALS CAN LIGHT US UP TOO. WEAR SOME YELLOWS, ORANGE AND TURQUOISE. WILL NOT ONLY UPLIFT YOU BUT UPLIFT THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU.
  • SURROUND YOURSELF WITH PEOPLE ( IN YOUR BUBBLE OF COURSE) THAT ARE SUNNY AND POSITIVE. TOXIC PEOPLE WILL DRAIN YOUR LIGHT. EVEN ON ZOOM CALLS A VIBRANT FRIEND CAN LIGHT YO UP.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: SORRY THE MANTRA WAS LONGER THIS WEEK BUT THERE ARE ENDLESS WAYS TO FILL YOU WITH LIGHT. CHOOSE A FEW….OR ALL TO FLOOD YOUR OWN BODY AND MIND BUT DO THEM EVERY DAY !!!

MWAH MWAH

JOJO XXXXXX

MIDWEEK MANTRA

A LITTLE MID WEEK PICK YOU UP TO RESTORE STABILITY AND BALANCE IN YOUR VERY HECTIC SCHEDULE PARTICULARLY AT THIS TIME OF YEAR X

DISCOVERING SILENCE

NOW THIS SEEMS A PECULIAR HEADING BUT MANY PEOPLE HAVE NO MINDFUL SILENCE IN THEIR LIVES WHATSOEVER. DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON IT BECOMES EVEN MORE NECESSARY TO FIND TIME TO YOURSELF TO FOCUS ON YOU. THE CHAOS, THE CROWDS THE TO DO LISTS IN THE RUN UP TO CHRISTMAS. ON THE ACTUAL DAY THE DEMANDS CAN BE ENORMOUS BOTH PHYSICAL AND MENTAL. IT HAS BEEN A STRESSFUL YEAR AND ARRANGING A GREAT CHRISTMAS FOR EVERYONE CAN BE EVEN MORE DEMANDING. EVEN IF YOU ARE ENTERTAINING DURING THIS PERIOD IT IS IMPERATIVE TO TAKE EVEN 20 MINUTES ALONE TIME. YOU WILL RETURN TO THE FOLD REFRESHED AND APPRECIATIVE READY TO SAVIOUR THE PLEASURES OF CHRISTMAS.

NOW BY THIS TIME YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE MEDITATION. THE BENEFITS ARE ENORMOUS FROM 5 MINUTES TO A WHOLE HOUR ON A DAILY BASIS. BUT THERE ARE STILL BENEFITS TO JUST ENJOYING ALONE PEACEFUL TIME IF YOU DONT FEEL LIKE MEDITATING. THIS IS CRUCIAL. YOU ARE IMPORTANT.

HOW TO DATE YOURSELF

  • MAKE A DATE WITH YOURSELF IN THE DIARY EVEN IF ITS ONLY 30 MINUTES DAILY. DO IT AT THE BEGINNING OF THE WEEK AND FIT YOUR SCHEDULE AROUND THIS
  • JUST ENJOY SILENCE. LIE IN A COMFORTABLE POSITION WITH NOTHING ON…..I MEAN NOISE. BUT THAT WORKS TOO !!
  • GO FOR A WALK….ALONE
  • A LONG LUXURIOUS BUBBLE BATH WITH CANDLES
  • A 30 MINUTE FACE MASK WITH LEGS PROPPED HIGH ON CUSHIONS.
  • A MEDITATION EVEN USE THE 5 MINUTE MEDITATION ON THIS BLOG THAT I CATALOGUED. OR A GUIDED MEDITATION ON LINE.
  • STARE OUT OF THE WINDOW LOOKING AT CLOUDS MOVING AND THE WONDROUS SHAPES. THE WILDLIFE BIRDS AND SQUIRRELS GOING ABOUT THEIR BUSINESS. THE COLOURS OF THE LANDSCAPE. THE WEATHER, MARVEL AT THE RAINDROPS, THE SHAPE OF SNOWFLAKES, THE WARMTH OF THE SUN.

THESE ARE JUST A FEW IDEAS, I AM SURE YOU HAVE MANY OF YOUR OWN. THE IMPORTANT THING HERE IS TO HAVE COMPLETE SILENCE AND LET YOUR MIND GO INTO FREE FALL.

MERRY CHRISTMAS BUT DONT FORGET TO FIND TIME FOR YOURSELF DURING THE BUSY PERIOD IT WILL MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE TO YOUR MENTAL STABILITY AND ENJOYMENT OF THIS MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: MAKE THIS A ROUTINE NOT A ONE TIME TREAT IT WILL MAKE YOU A CALMER, HAPPIER , NICER PERSON TO BE AROUND THE MORE YOU PRACTISE IT.

MWAH MWAH JOJO XXXXXXX