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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

JOJO X

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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

JOJO 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

JOJO XXXXXXX

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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

JOJO

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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

JOJO XXX

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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

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LETTING GO OF TIME

I HOPE IF YOU ARE READING THIS YOU ARE MANAGING TO STAY FIT AND WELL AND BEATING THE DREADED C WORD.

NOW MANY OF YOU I WOULD GUESS ARE STILL SELF ISOLATING. THIS GIVES YOU THE PERFECT ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY TO REMOVE THE MAN MADE CONSTRUCT OF TIME.

BY REMOVING TIME FROM OUR LIVES IT CAN ALSO RELEASE US FROM STRESS AND PRESSURE. TIME AT THIS MOMENT REALLY HAS LITTLE RELEVANCE AS THE WHOLE WORLD HAS COME TO A STANDSTILL WHILE WE STAND AS ONE AGAINST THE SINGULAR BATTLE WE FACE.

SO TODAY, I WANT YOU TO HIDE ALL THE CLOCKS, REMOVE YOUR WATCH AND HAVE A TV /MEDIA FREE DAY. SWITCH YOUR PHONES OFF. JUST POTTER AND DRIFT AND TUNE INTO WHAT YOUR BODY NEEDS. LISTEN TO MUSIC OR MEDITATION PODCASTS. ONLY EAT WHEN YOU ARE HUNGRY. WAKE AND SLEEP AS YOU ARE GUIDED BY THE SUN. REVEL IN NATURE WATCH THE WILDLIFE GO ABOUT THEIR BUSINESS ……..WITHOUT THEIR WATCHES ON.

FORGET TIME. JUST FOR TODAY. ALTHOUGH ONCE YOU TRY THIS YOU MAY DECIDE TO CONTINUE FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS.

ENJOY GETTING TO KNOW YOURSELF AS WE CONTINUE ON OUR JOURNEY WITH OUR WEEKLY MIDWEEK MANTRAS.

STAY SAFE.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: DO NOT SEE SELF ISOLATION AS A PRISON BUT AS A ROUTE TO FREEDOM.

MWAH MWAH

JOJO XXXX

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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