YOUR WEEKLY DOSE OF INSPIRATION, GUIDANCE AND POSITIVE THOUGHTS TO STRENGTHEN THE MIND AND SOUL TO GET YOU THROUGH THE WEEK ON A PINK FLUFFY CLOUD.
THE KEY TO HAPPINESS
THE KEY TO HAPPINESS IS TO TAKE RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALL THAT HAPPENS IN YOUR LIFE THE GOOD AND THE BAD. WHATEVER HAPPENS IN YOUR LIFE YOU HAVE TO OWN IT WHETHER YOU ARE ENJOYING THE EXPERIENCE OR NOT. IF AN EVENT IN YOUR LIFE IS CAUSING YOU ANXIETY IT IS A CHANCE TO QUESTION WHAT LESSON LIFE IS TRYING TO TEACH YOU. WHAT CAN YOU LEARN FROM THIS ? HOW HAS THE SITUATION DEVELOPED YOU AS A PERSON ?
TODAY, REMEMBER, THAT ACCEPTING RESPONSIBILITY NOT HIDING FROM IT IS THE ONLY WAY OF DISCOVERING TRUE HAPPINESS AND FULFILMENT AND YOUR TRUE PURPOSE OF YOUR JOURNEY.
MWAH MWAH. XXXXX
JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: LIFE IS FULL OF PROBLEMS AWAITING SOLUTIONS. EACH PROBLEM OVERCOME IS ANOTHER BUILDING BLOCK TO DEVELOPMENT, ACCEPTANCE , SATISFACTION AND TRUE HAPPINESS
A HEALTHY DOSE OF ‘FEELGOOD’ STUFF TO GET YOU THROUGH THE WEEK. INSPIRATIONAL WORDS OR TASKS TO IMPROVE YOUR MENTAL WELLBEING. YOUR JOURNEY CONTINUES EVERY WEDNESDAY.
RESTORE OLD FRIENDSHIPS
WE ALL HAVE PEOPLE THAT FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER WE LOSE CONTACT WITH. WE BECOME BUSY WITH LIFE AND WHEN FRIENDSHIPS ARE NOT NURTURED THEY TEND TO GET SIDELINED UNTIL THEY FADE FROM VIEW. AS TIMES PASSES IT BECOMES INCREASINGLY DIFFICULT TO PICK UP THE PHONE AND GET BACK IN TOUCH. YOUR FRIEND WILL BE FEELING JUST AS AWKWARD THINKING THAT YOUR LIFE MAY HAVE MOVED ON WITHOUT HER/HIM.
SO, TODAY THINK ABOUT GREAT PAST FRIENDS THAT YOU HAVE LOST TOUCH WITH ALONG THE WAY AND PICK UP THE PHONE AND TELL THEM HOW MUCH YOU HAVE MISSED THEM AND START TO PICK UP THE THREADS AND KNIT YOUR RELATIONSHIP BACK TOGETHER. NEW YEAR IS A GREAT TIME TO DO THIS AND A PERFECT EXCUSE TO SEND A HNY MESSAGE .
GOOD FRIENDS ARE HARD TO FIND BUT EASY TO LOSE TOUCH WITH. I AM SURE YOUR FRIEND WILL BE DELIGHTED TO HEAR FROM YOU…….EVEN IF IT WAS A FORCED SEPARATION AND BAD WORDS WERE EXCHANGED.
THE ONLY ADDENDUM I WILL ADD TO THIS IS IF THE FRIENDSHIP WAS TOXIC OR DRAINED YOU. THESE FRIENDSHIPS ARE BETTER LEFT IN THE PAST. IF IT WAS YOU THAT CAUSED THE TOXICITY ASSURE YOUR FRIEND THAT YOU RECOGNISE THAT YOU WERE THE PROBLEM, APOLOGISE AND SEE IF YOU CAN RECONCILE.
GOOD LUCK TEAM ! LET ME KNOW HOW YOU GET ON.
JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: IF YOU GET THE IMPRESSION THAT YOUR FRIEND DOES NOT WANT TO RESTORE THE FRIENDSHIP LEAVE IT THERE DONT FORCE IT. DO NOT BE A STALKER. YOU WILL GUAGE THIS ON ONE PHONE CALL . IF YOU ARE UNSURE THEN TEXT FIRST IF YOU FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE. OR ALTERNATIVELY SEND A LITTLE ‘MISSING YOU’ CARD TH THEIR ADDRESS.
YOUR WEEKLY DOSE OF INSPIRATION, POSITIVITY AND TIPS FOR LEADING A MORE FULFILLING LIFE. IF YOU ARE JUST JOINING US ……..THEN WELCOME .
MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL…………. I am going to ease you gently into 2023 as after all it has been a tough year and its now time to take back control !
So as it is the time of Year for renewals and clear outs , all I want you to do is take a good long look at yourself in the mirror. Really look at that person and acknowledge all your hopes and fears, the challenges you faced in 2022 and maybe continue to face.
Now think about the improvements you want to make this year FOR YOU! Not for everyone else , not for the world. not because society dictates who you should be.
How can I be happier ?
How can I feel happier ?
How can I look better ?
How can I improve my life to bring about positivity ?
What steps do I need to get me there?
Write all the thoughts that come to you , however random and jot them into your Midweek mantra Journal. From this period of self reflection some goals will be organically defined and not forced. Do it today !
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU ! WE CAN GET THROUGH THIS TOGETHER.
JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: THIS MAY SEEM A LITTLE SELFISH TO CONCENTRATE ON YOURSELF. BUT REMEMBER A HAPPY YOU IS A HAPPY FRIENDS AND FAMILY.
As my subscribers will know from over the years I NEVER make life limiting resolutions. Instead I choose a MANTRA word , a focussed meaning to keep me on track throughout the year ahead. Last year was PEACE the year before ADVENTURE. But my mantra word for 2023 is LAUGHTER. Many of us have forgotten how to laugh so this year I want to laugh more and i will choose to surround myself with people that make me laugh or at least smile.
So live your own Sit Com try to see the funny side in every situation make it comical. See the world through a childs eyes. Remember how much you laughed as a child when you did not take life so seriously through many years of societal conditioning. Go to Disney World ride a rollercoaster. Make snow angels in the snow. Even spend more time in the company of children. Head to a Comedy Club. Watch funnier TV less politics and news !!! In short, just plan for more laughter in your life . How many of us, even do that ?
So why is laughter so important and even if it not your chosen MANTRA word for 2023 still build more laughter into your life. Just look at the following benefits :
Laughter lowers levels of adrenaline and the stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol is linked to weight gain, heart disease, alzheimers and cancers. Laughter doesn,t just cut the levels of the bad stuff but it also floods the body with the good stuff. Humour stimulates dopamine ut without the side effects that other dopamine inducers like alcohol and drugs. Laughter is the safe drug to be addicted. Reduce your anxiety levels and enhance your wellbeing with a good belly laugh.
A 1996 study found that hospital patients that watched more comedy need fewer prescription pain drugs than patients that had more serious viewing habits ! In fact more medical institutions are using laughter therapy in the treatment of chronic pain.
Laughter burns calories and can make you fitter and of course tone abdominal muscles. %) calories for every 10 minutes of guffawing.
Just by forcing a smile or making yourself laugh as in laughter yoga can change your whole mood and can demonstrate wonderful mental health benefits and reduces depression.
Having a good laugh with someone can improve friendships and relationships by increased bonding and enjoying their company more so you want more time with them.
So come on readers LEARN TO LAUGH MORE. LET THE SILLINESS BEGIN………………………..
JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: You can train yourself to laugh on a regular basis until it becomes a habit. Its like switching a switch> Checkout my laughter yoga video and article on this site. Or checkout my youtube channel at SOULJUNK-E.COM
IF YOU ARE ALONE AT CHRISTMAS BY PERSONAL CIRCUMSTANCES , I WANT TO SHOW YOU HOW CHRISTMAS CAN STILL BE EXTRA SPECIAL. HERE IS YOUR SURVIVAL GUIDE…….
THROUGH MY OWN PERSONAL CIRCUMSTANCES I WAS FORCED INTO MANY A SOLITARY CHRISTMAS AS A SINGLE MUM. SPENDING EVERY OTHER YEAR WITH HIS DAD WAS EXTREMELY HARD TO DEAL WITH AND I DID NOT REALLY FEEL LIKE CELEBRATING SO I WOULD TAKE MYSELF OFF TO A LUXURY HOTEL AND HAVE ROOM SERVICE IN BED ALL DAY. THEN SPEND ALL BOXING DAY IN THE SPA. SO STILL MANAGED TO MAKE FOND MEMORIES.
MANY PEOPLE I KNOW WOULD REJOICE AT SPENDING CHRISTMAS ALONE SO LETS SEE IF WE CAN GIVE YOU SOME GOOD TIPS ON ENJOYING THE “BIG’ DAY AND MAKING IT SPECIAL
FIRSTLY YOU COULD DO WHAT I DID AND JUST TREAT YOURSELF TO A FEW NIGHTS IN A SUMPTUOUS HOTEL. LET SOMEONE ELSE DO THE COOKING !! MAKE SURE THE HOTEL HAS A SPA TO SPOIL YOU ROTTEN.
IF STAYING HOME ALONE. SET THE SCENE. MAKE SURE THE HOUSEWORK IS ALL DONE . YOUR HOME IS TIDY NO WASHING AND IRONING PILES. LOTS OF CANDLES. COSY BLANKETS. LOVELY XMAS TREE. MAKE AN EFFORT ….FOR YOU….YOU DESERVE IT.
IF YOU DECIDE TO HAVE A DECADENT DAY IN YOUR PJS TREAT YOURSELF TO SOME GLAMOROUS ONES. SEE BELOW FOR SOME SUGGESTIONS. (IF YOU CANNOT SEE THE IMAGES CLICK ON THE URL LINK AT THE BASE OF THIS PAGE)
JOJOS PICKS :
TREAT YOURSELF TO SOME LOVELY FOOD AS YOU ARE ONLY SHOPPING FOR ONE YOU CAN GO ALL OUT. TRY M&S STUFFED TURKEY PAUPIETTES WRAPPED IN BACON. AS YOU WON’T WANT A WHOLE TURKEY. SMOKED SALMON. CAVIAR. YES THE MORE EXTRAVAGANT THE BETTER !
AND DON’T FORGET THE CHAMPAGNE. BUY MINI BOTTLES OF A GOOD LABEL AS YOU DO NOT WANT TO DRINK TOO MUCH WHEN YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN. THE CHAMPAGNE COMPANY (thechampagnecompany.com)SELL MINI BOTTLES OF LAURENT PERRIER FOR £10 EACH .MY FRIDGE IS STOCKED FULL OF THESE FOR WHEN I WANT ONE AT BATHTIME ! SO GOODBYE TO DAY OLD FLAT CHAMPAGNE .
PUT ON THE CHRISTMAS MUSIC IN THE MORNING !! LIFT YOUR SPIRITS WITH A GOOD DANCE AROUND THE HOUSE. GOOD EXERCISE TOO !
PLAN YOUR MOVIE AFTERNOON SCHEDULE. REMEMBER THERE IS ONLY YOU TO PLEASE. YOUR CHOICE ! SNUGGLE UNDER YOUR FUR BLANKET ON THE SOFA. PLUS YOU DO NOT HAVE TO SHARE THAT CHRISTMAS CHOCOLATE EITHER.
DO NOT FORGET THE PRESENTS. SO SELF GIFTING IS A MUST AND AT LEAST YOU KNOW WHAT YOU LIKE. SELF GIFTING MEANS NO RE GIFTING !!! WRAP THEM BEAUTIFULLY PRIOR TO THE DAY .
GET OUT IN NATURE FOR A LONG WALK IN THE FRESH AIR. APPRECIATE THE COLOURS , THE BIRDSONG AND THE PEACE AND JOY OF THE BEAUTY THAT SURROUNDS YOU ON THIS WONDROUS DAY.
PLAN A ZOOM PARTY WITH YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY IF YOU CANNOT BE WITH THEM THIS CHRISTMAS. SCHEDULE A TIME IN ADVANCE.
IT CAN BE A DIFFICULT TIME AND IF DURING THE DAY YOU GET A TOUCH OF THE BLUES DO NOT FORGET THE TRIED AND TESTED “GRATITUDE LIST”. LIST 5 THINGS YOU ARE GRATEFUL FOR AND FOCUS ON THOSE. THERE IS MUCH TO BE GRATEFUL FOR. PLAN YOUR GOALS FOR 2021 IF YOU WANT TO MAKE CHANGES THIS CAN EXCITE YOU.
SO THERE YOU HAVE IT YOUR PLAN FOR A FABULOUS CHRISTMAS ALONE. AS A SELF CONFESSED CHRISTMAS FANATIC I PROMISE YOU IT CAN STILL BE A MAGICAL TIME. NO ARGUMENTS, NO SLAVING AWAY IN THE KITCHEN, NO MISSING YOUR FAVOURITE MOVIES. THINK OF IT AS A POSITIVE TIME. IN FACT AFTER READING THIS ARTICLE I CAN SENSE THE HOLLY GREEN ENVY AS PEOPLE ABANDON THEIR CHRISTMAS PLANS GLOBALLY ! AS LONG AS IT IS NOT YOU SPORTING GRINCH GREEN!!
Don,t be a Grinch this Christmas !
JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: IF YOU THINK IT IS GOING TO BE TOUGH FOR YOU THIS CHRISTMAS DESPITE ALL THE ABOVE EXCITEMENT PLEASE REMEMBER IT IS JUST ONE DAY IT TOO SHALL PASS. AT LEAST YOU WILL BE STAYING SAFE AND HEALTHY . THE PARTICULAR XMAS THEME FOR 2020 .
POSITIVE THOUGHTS AND MENTAL EXERCISES TO REFRESH THAT MIDWEEK SLUMP
IN THIS TIME OF GREAT DIVISION IN SOCIETY BETWEEN MEN AND WOMEN, BLACKS AND WHITES,POLITICAL DIVIDES AND EVEN MORE. LET US FOCUS ON OUR SIMILARITIES AND NOT ON OUR DIFFERENCES. THE FUTURE NOT THE PAST……………..
THIS WEEK I WOULD LIKE ALL MY FOLLOWERS TO SOUND THIS CHANT OUT LOUD EACH MORNING AS MANY TIMES AS YOUR OWN TIME ALLOWS. IT SHOULD BECOME YOUR MANTRA NOT ONLY FOR THIS WEEK BUT FOR LIFE.
I USE THIS CHANT AT THE BEGINNING OF ALL GROUP SOUND BATHS AND THE GROUP REPEAT EACH LINE BACK TO ME, I HAVE YET TO MEET A PERSON WHO IS NOT TOUCHED BY THE BEAUTY OF THIS UNIVERSAL GREETING.
I OFFER YOU PEACE
I OFFER YOU FRIENDSHIP
I OFFER YOU LOVE
I HEAR YOUR NEEDS
I SEE YOUR BEAUTY
I FEEL YOUR FEELINGS
ALL WISDOM FLOWS FROM THE HIGHEST SOURCE
I HONOUR THAT SOURCE IN YOU
LET US WORK TOGETHER
AS ‘WE’ CAN ACHIEVE MORE
JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: KEEP THIS UP AND VERY SOON YOU WILL BE A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT PERSONIN TOUCH WITH YOUR INNER BEAUTY AND A SENSE OF CALM
A WEEKLY DROP IN CLINIC TO INSPIRE, MOTIVATE AND STRENGTHEN YOUR MIND WITH A LARGE DOSE OF POSITIVITY TO GET YOU THROUGH THE WEEK. SO JOIN OUR FRIENDLY CLUB TODAY AND SEE US HERE EVERY WEDNESDAY !
THE HARDEST THING IS TO CONFRONT UNCOMFORTABLE TRUTHS ABOUT OURSELVES SO OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY SOMETIMES ONLY TELL US WHAT WE WANT TO HEAR. SIMULTANEOUSLY WE OURSELVES MAY HAVE TROUBLE SAYING THE TRUTH TO OUR NEAREST AND DEAREST FOR FEAR OF HURTING THEM OR EVEN OURSELVES . THE TRUTH MAY EAN OPENING UP AND REVEALING A PART OF YOURSELF THAT YOU HAVE KEPT HIDDEN.
WHEN YOU NEED TO TELL THE TRUTH, HAVE THE COURAGE TO OPEN YOUR HEART AS WELL AS YOUR MOUTH.
WHEN YOU NEED TO HEAR THE TRUTH, HAVE THE HUMILITY TO OPEN YOUR EARS AND CLOSE YOUR MOUTH.
MWAH MWAH XXXXXX
JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: IT IS MUCH EASIER TO TELL A TRUTH THAN TO CONCEAL A TRUTH.
YOUR WEEKLY CATCH UP ON ALL THINGS POSITIVE TO UPLIFT YOU AND RESTORE YOUR MENTAL HEALTH THROUGH MANTRAS, TASKS AND INSPIRATION
TAKE TIME OUT OF YOUR SCHEDULE TODAY TO ENJOY A VIEW. EITHER TAKE TIME TO GO AND ENJOY A VIEW YOU KNOW OR JUST STOP, AND TAKE IN THE VIEW AROUND YOU.
SPEND 10 MINUTES ABSORBING THE BEAUTIFUL CONTRAST IN COLOURS. NATURE OR THE ARCHITECTURE BEFORE YOU. CALM DOWN, TAKE SOME BREATHSAND PRACTISE SOME MINDFULNESS . APPRECIATE THE BEAUTY OF THE WORLD AROUND US . LIVING OR STATIC WE ALL EXIST IN THE SAME VIBRATIONS OF ONE BIG UNIVERSE.
JOJOS STYLE LIST TIP: DONT JUST EXIST APPRECIATE THE BEAUTY THAT IS ALL AROUND US…….WE JUST HAVE TO OPEN OUR EYES.
YOUR WEEKLY DOSE OF INSPIRATION WITH MANTRAS, TASKS AND GENERAL POSITIVITY TO BRIGHTEN YOUR WEEK. SO SUBSCRIBE BELOW SO YOU NEVER MISS A CHANCE TO BE UPLIFTED EVERY WEDNESDAY. WAKE UP TO SOME SUNSHINE IN YOUR INBOX FOR A CHANGE !!!!
Epictetus was an ancient Greek Philosopher whose teachings are still relevant today. Arguably even MORE relevant in these difficult times we have found ourselves in. To let go of things that are beyond our control and focus what we do have in our control. This especially applies to the mind, one thing we ALWAYS have is our own mind this alone is in our own power.
Conduct ourselves through life fulfilling our duties to our children, parents and fellow citizens and everything else will come do not try to control external influences as they will come.
So your MANTRA today :
“HE IS A WISE MAN WHO DOES NOT GRIEVE FOR THE THINGS WHICH HE HAS NOT, BUT REJOICES FOR THOSE WHICH HE HAS ” – Epictetus
In these PC times and so as not to offend anyone please substitute ‘Man’ with ‘Person’ as this applies to us all. Remember this WAS ancient Greece !!
JOJO STYLELIST TIP: WHILE YOU ARE BUSY PLANNING YOUR FUTURE DO NOT LET YOUR PRESENT PASS YOU BY. APPRECIATE THE HERE AND NOW