MIDWEEK MANTRA : LISTEN WITHOUT PREJUDICE

YOUR WEEKLY DOSE OF THE GOOD STUFF. ALL THINGS POSITIVE TO HELP BUILD MENTAL STRENGTH AND A GOOD MOOD TO GET YOU THROUGH TO THE END OF THE WEEK.

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SO NOT ONLY WAS THIS ONE OF GEORGE MICHAELS BEST ALBUMS BUT THIS IS ALSO THE TITLE OF THIS WEEKS TASK.

TODAY REALLY LISTEN TO EVERYONE YOU HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH. IS THAT IT ??? I HEAR YOU CRY. THIS IS TOUGHER THAN YOU THINK LISTENING IS DIFFICULT, A SKILL AN ART FORM THAT NEEDS TO BE PRACTISED.

LISTEN CAREFULLY TO THE OTHER PERSON AND WHAT THEY ARE SAYING. DO NOT INTERRUPT OR GIVE ADVICE (UNLESS THEY ASK FOR IT ) AND DO NOT JUDGE.

I AM A VERY GOOD LISTENER BUT IT REQUIRES GREAT CONCENTRATION. I ALWAYS MAKE SURE I GIVE MY UNDIVIDED ATTENTION WHEN SOMEONE REALLY WANTS TO TALK. MY PHONE IS SWITCHED OFF , I HAVE EYE CONTACT AND I ACKNOWLEDGE WHAT THEY HAVE SAID. SOMETIMES THAT ALL SOMEONE NEEDS IF THEY ARE HAVING A BAD DAY OR GOING THROUGH SOME MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS.

IT IS RARE THAT I MEET A VERY GOOD LISTENER. SO PRACTISE THIS ART REGULARLY AND ONE DAY I HOPE TO MEET YOU SO YOU CAN LISTEN TO ME !!

MAKE THIS YOUR GIFT TO THE WORLD.

MWAH MWAH

JOJO XXXXXXX

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: USE YOUR BODY LANGUAGE TO SHOW THE OTHER PERSON YOU ARE LISTENING AND INTERESTED IN WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY. NOD YOUR HEAD, ESTABLISH EYE CONTACT AND OPEN POSTURE, NO CROSSED ARMS REMOVE ANY BARRIER SIGNALS YOU MAYBE GIVING OUT. I TRULY BELIEVE IN THIS BUSY WORLD WE HAVE LOST THE ABILITY TO REALLY LISTEN TO EACH OTHER. YOU CAN HEAR ME……….BUT ARE YOU LISTENING ?

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MIDWEEK MANTRA: CHANGE YOUR ATTITUDE

A WEEKLY DOSE OF INSPIRATION, IDEAS AND THOUGHTS TO FILL YOUR POSITIVITY BUBBLE AND BRING JOY AND LIGHT TO YOUR WEEK. ZONE INTO THE MIDWEEK MANTRA EVERY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

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ATTITUDE WILL HELP YOU BREAK THROUGH THE CLOUDS TO THE SUMMIT

DURING A RECENT LUNCH (THE RULE OF 6 STRICTLY APPLIED I PROMISE !) ONE OF MY FRIENDS SAID SOMETHING THAT RESONATED WITH ME. I THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE IT WITH YOU AS IT MAKES PERFECT SENSE AND HOPEFULLY WILL STRIKE A CHORD WITH YOU TOO.

“IT IS YOUR ATTITUDE NOT YOUR APTITUDE THAT DECIDES YOUR ALTITUDE “

I LOVE, LOVE THIS. WE CAN CHANGE ANYTHING BY JUST CHANGING THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT OURSELVES. VERY OFTEN THE BIGGEST OBSTACLE PREVENTING US REACHING OUR GOALS AND DREAMS IS US AND OUR SELF LIMITING BELIEFS.

THIS IS ESPECIALLY POIGNANT RIGHT NOW IF YOU HAVE TEENAGERS THAT ARE DISAPPOINTED WITH THEIR EXAM RESULTS THIS SUMMER AS IT CAN SEEM LIKE THE END OF THE WORLD AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE. LETS FACE IT SOME OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE DID NOT NECESSARILY DO WELL AT EXAMS BUT THEY ALL DO POSSESS A CERTAIN ATTITUDE. SO THIS IS A GOOD MANTRA TO INSTILL INTO YOUR OFFSPRING.

NOW LETS TURN OUR ATTENTION TO YOU. ASSESS YOUR OWN FORGOTTEN GOALS THAT YOU HAVE PUT ON THE BACK BURNER AS YOU THINK THEY ARE BEYOND REACH. REDISCOVER YOUR PASSIONS AND CHANGE YOUR ATTITUDE. GO FOR IT. THINK OF ALL THE ACTORS,DESIGNERS,POLITICIANS,COMPANY DIRECTORS WHO ARE NOT PARTICULARLY GOOD AT WHAT THEY DO BUT THEY PORTRAYED THEMSELVES AS BEING GOOD UNTIL WE BELIEVED THEM. AIM FOR THE MOON, SO AT LEAST YOU MAY GET THE STARS.

CAN IT REALLY BE THIS SIMPLE ? THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY TO FIND OUT.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: CHOOSE YOUR ALTITUDE LEVEL THAT YOU ARE HAPPY TO FLY AT…….AND SOAR !

MWAH MWAH

JOJO XXXXXXX

MIDWEEK MANTRA: MENTAL HEALTH START TALKING

YOUR WEEKLY DOSE OF INSPIRATION, TASKS AND WORDS TO UPLIFT YOU AND BUILD MENTAL STRENGTH AND CLARITY FOR THE WEEK AHEAD.

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

MIDWEEK MANTRA: THOUGHT OF THE DAY

YOUR WEEKLY CATCH UP ON ALL THINGS POSITIVE. TASKS, MANTRAS OR JUST A SPECIAL MESSAGE TO STRENGTHEN YOUR MENTAL HEALTH AND TOP YOU UP TO GET YOU THROUGH THE WEEK .

YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT SOMEONE ELSE IS GOING THROUGH. THINK BEFORE YOU SPEAK………

MWAH MWAH XXX

JOJO XX

JOJO STYLELIST TIP: BEING KIND DOES NOT MAKE THE OTHER PEOPLE FEEL BETTER RESEARCH HAS SHOWN IT MAKES YOU FEEL BETTER TOO !

MIDWEEK MANTRA: BANISH NEGATIVITY

YOUR WEEKLY DOSE OF ASPIRATION, INSPIRATION AND POSITIVITY TO STRENGTHEN THE MIND AND RESTORE MENTAL HEALTH TO ITS OPTIMUM LEVELS.

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Stop The negativity

SO TODAYS TASK IS TO AUDIT YOUR NEGATIVE REMARKS . THIS WEEK WRITE DOWN ON A PIECE OF PAPER EVERY TIME YOU MAKE A NEGATIVE COMMENT ABOUT ANYONE OR ANYTHING ………OR EVEN YOURSELF.

IT MAY SHOCK YOU HOW MUCH TOXICITY IS IN YOUR LIFE. BY NOTING IT AND BEING AWARE OF IT YOU CAN CHANGE IT.

WE LIVE IN A SOCIETY OF FREE SPPECH WHERE WE THINK WE CAN SAY ANYTHING WE WANT ABOUT ANYONE , PARTICULARLY ON SOCIAL MEDIA. BUT THE REAL FREEDOM IS NOT FEELING THE NEED TO SAY THOSE THINGS ! IT IS THE JUDGEMENT OF OTHERS THAT GIVES THE ILLUSION OF FEELING BETTER ABOUT OURSELVES.

UNDERSTAND THE ROOT OF YOUR NEGATIVITY.

TRY TO TURN A NEGATIVE COMMENT INTO A POSITIVE ONE. IF THIS IS DIFFICULT THEN DO NOT SAY ANYTHING, DO NOT INVOLVE ONESELF IN NEGATIVE GROUP CHATS WITH FRIENDS. TO SPEAK WITH A FORKED TONGUE CAN IMPACT ON OUR OWN MENTAL HEALTH. SURROUND YOURSELF WITH POSITIVE PEOPLE TO BRING JOY AND HAPPINESS TO YOUR LIFE.

MWAH MWAH XX

JOJO X

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: IF NEGATIVITY IS DARKNESS AND POSITIVITY IS THE LIGHT IMAGINE A BODY AND MIND FILLED WITH LIGHTNESS.

MIDWEEK MANTRA

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

MIDWEEK MANTRA : HEALING RELATIONSHIPS

INSPIRATION,TASKS AND IDEAS TO HELP BOOST POSITIVITY AND MENTAL HEALTH IN AN UNCERTAIN WORLD.

MOST OF US ISOLATED WITH PARTNERS AND SPOUSES OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS AND SPENT FAR MORE TIME IN CLOSE PROXIMITY THEN WE WOULD ON A DAILY BASIS. NOW WE FACE DAILY BATTLES WITH THE RISING COST OF LIVING. 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

MIDWEEK MANTRA : SILENCE IS GOLDEN

YOUR WEEKLY DOSE OF POSITIVITY AND WELL BEING . INSPIRATION, TASKS AND MANTRAS TO HELP STRENGTHEN THE MIND AND GET YOU THROUGH THE WEEK.

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EMBRACE THE SILENCE

AS YOU ALL KNOW BY NOW I AM A BIG ADVOCATE OF MEDITATION IT IS SO IMPORTANT TO FIND 2 X 20 MINUTE SLOTS IN YOUR DAY TO REALLY START TO REAP THE BENEFITS AND TRULY UNDERSTAND THE POWER OF THE MIND IN OVERCOMING ADVERSITY.

BUT SO MANY OF US ARE VERY UNCOMFORTABLE WITH SITTING IN SILENCE. WE LIVE WITH CONSTANT NOISE, TRAFFIC, NEIGHBOURS, TV, CONTINUAL PINGING OF PHONES AND LAPTOPS THE CHATTERING OF PEOPLE. THIS CAN ACT AS A DIVERSION TO FACING YOUR OWN THOUGHTS AND DEALING WITH WHAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT AND LISTENING TO YOUR OWN MIND AND BODY. I KNOW MANY PEOPLE THAT LIKE TO FILL EMPTY SPACES IN THE DAY WITH NOISE. OR UNCOMFORTABLE SILENCES BETWEEN FRIENDS THAT NEED TO BE FILLED WITH CHATTER. ARE YO GUILTY OF THIS.

WHO HAS TIME TO MEDITATE TWICE A DAY ?? I HEAR YOU CRY. WELL WE ALL DO . MAKE IT A PRIORITY.

SO THIS WEEK I WANT YOU TO FIND AN HOUR EACH DAY JUST TO EMBRACE THE SILENCE . THIS DOES NOT HAVE TO BE PRACTISED MEDITATION. JUST TURN OFF THE TV AND SOCIAL MEDIA. LIE IN A FIELD. BOOK A FLOTATION TANK. USE THE HEADSPACE APP. OR JUST BREATHE…………. BUT LEARN TO LOVE YOURSELF THROUGH SILENCE.

THE EFFECT THIS WILL HAVE ON YOUR MENTAL HEALTH IS STAGGERING.

KETS SLOW THE WORLD DOWN AND PAUSE TO TAKE A BREATH.

MWAH MWAH

JOJO XXXXXX

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: MEDITATION CAN BE AS GOOD AS ANTI DEPRESSANTS, CAN LOWER YOUR BLOOD PRESSURE HELP YOU TO LOSE WEIGHT AND MAKE YOU LOOK 10 YEARS YOUNGER. WHATS NOT TO LOVE ?

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: 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