MIDWEEK MANTRA

A WEEKLY DOSE OF INSPIRATION, TASKS AND A POSITIVITY HIT TO BRIGHTEN YOUR WEEK AND STRENGTHEN YOUR MIND. TUNE IN HERE EVERY WEDNESDAY.

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THE SECRET TO LIVING WELL AND LONGER IS:

TO EAT HALF, WALK DOUBLE, LAUGH TRIPLE AND LOVE WITHOUT MEASURE

FOR ONCE I AM NOT GOING TO EXPAND ON THIS OR GIVE YOU FURTHER TASK TO DO. IT IS ALL THERE…..OVER TO YOU !!

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP : THERE MY FRIENDS IS THE SECRET TO LIVING A FULL AND HAPPY LIFE

MWAH MWAH XXXXXX

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MIDWEEK MANTRA

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 !!!!

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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

MWAH MWAH

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MIDWEEK MANTRA

A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION, TASKS AND MANTRAS TO LIFT YOUR SPIRITS, BOOST YOUR POSITIVITY AND HELP YOU GET THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK.

ONE OF MY FAVOURITE BOOKS IS TAO TE CHUNG BY LAO TZU. A BOOK OF TRADITIONAL WISDOM THAT IS PERMANENTLY ON THE NIGHTSTAND. IT IS A GREAT BOOK TO READ IN ANXIOUS TIMES. EVEN TO JUST READ A SMALL PASSAGE IS SOMETIMES ALL THAT IS NEEDED. SO TODAY I WANT TO SHARE A QUOTE FROM LAO TZU.

” THE JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH ONE STEP”

SO TODAY REASSESS YOUR GOALS AND AIMS OR SELF IMPROVEMENT OR TRAVEL AND TAKE THAT FIRST STEP.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: TODAY IS THE BEGINNING OF YOUR NEW ADVENTURE TIME TO GET OUT OF OUR COVID COMFORT ZONES.

MWAH MWAH

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MIDWEEK MANTRA

QUOTES, TASKS AND IDEAS TO INSPIRE YOU AND STRENGTHEN YOUR POSITIVITY TO GET YOU THROUGH THE REST OF THE WEEK ON A FLUFFY WHITE CLOUD.

TODAY I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU AN ANCIENT BUDDHIST BELIEF THAT MAKES PERFECT SENSE TO RENEW YOUR MENTAL ENERGY. MAKE THIS YOUR MANTRA TODAY………AND EVERY DAY.

EACH MORNING WE ARE BORN AGAIN. WHAT WE DO TODAY IS WHAT MATTERS MOST

-BUDDHA

IF YOU HAD A BAD DAY YESTERDAY START AGAIN TODAY. EVERY DAY IS A FRESH PAGE FOR YOU TO WRITE UPON. DO NOT LIVE IN THE PAST YOUR FUTURE IS A CHOICE. CHOOSE THE PATH WISELY.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN THE PAST ARE DEPRESSED, THOSE WHO LIVE IN THE FUTURE ARE ANXIOUS THOSE WHO LIVE IN THE PRESENT ARE CONTENT.

ENJOY YOUR DAY……….

MWAH MWAH

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MIDWEEK MANTRA

THOUGHTS, NOTES AND A DOSE OF INSPIRATION TO UPLIFT AND REFRESH YOUR SPIRIT AND MENTAL WELLBEING.

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SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A DIAMOND

WE ALL HAVE LIGHT WITHIN US THAT THE WORLD IS WAITING TO SEE. DISCOVER YOUR OWN LIGHT . WHAT MAKES YOU A SPECIAL INDIVIDUAL ? HOW DO YOU WANT TO SHOW THIS TO THE WORLD. WE ALL KNOW PEOPLE THAT LIGHT UP THE ROOM AS THEY WALK IN, SOME PEOPLE SEEM TO OOZE LIGHT AND RADIANCE.

SPEND SOME TIME TODAY GETTING TO KNOW YOURSELF. LOOK AT YOURSELF IN THE MIRROR. LOVE WHAT YOU SEE. APPRECIATE THE PERSON YOU ARE. MANY OF US LET THE HUM DRUM OF LIFE TAKE OVER WE LOSE OUR LUSTRE. SO POLISH YOURSELF FROM THE INSIDE. TAKE A DEEP BREATH OF LIGHT INTO YOUR BODY FROM YOUR HEAD TO THE TIP OF YOUR TOES AND AS YOU EHALE DISPEL ALL THE DARK NEGATIVE AIR. DO THIS A FEW TIMES YOUR BODY FEELS LIGHTER AND CLEANER.

WRITE A LIST OF YOUR POSITIVE QUALITIES AND WHY YOU LIKE YOURSELF. ONCE YOU HAVE FOUND YOUR GLIMMER DUST IT OFF AND GO OUT AND SHOW IT TO THE WORLD. SHOW YOUR GREATNESS AND ILLUMINATE YOUR DESTINY.

JOJOS STYLELIST TIP: BATHE EVERYONE AROUND YOU IN YOUR NEW FOUND GLOW. I PROMISE WHEN YOU RADIATE LIGHT PEOPLE WILL BE ATTRACTED TO YOU LIKE MOTHS TO A FLAME.

MWAH MWAH

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MIDWEEK MANTRA

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

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

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MIDWEEK MANTRA

“INSPIRATION , THOUGHTS AND TASKS TO ELEVATE YOUR MOOD AND RESTORE MENTAL CLARITY AND GET YOU THROUGH THE WEEK.

LOCKDOWN LIFT UP

TODAY I JUST WANT TO PROVIDE YOU WITH A SINGLE INSPIRATIONAL THOUGHT TO FOCUS ON. IT CONTINUES TO BE A DIFFICULT TIME FOR MANY OF US AS WE START TO RE ESTABLISH AND RE BUILD OUR LIVES AS THEY RETURN TO NORMAL. SOME OF US WILL HAVE A NEW NORMAL THAT WE WILL HAVE TO ADJUST TO YET SOME MAYBE EMBRACING THEIR NEW NORMAL.

I SINCERELY HOPE THAT MANY OF MY FOLLOWERS USED THE LOCKDOWN TIME WISELY WITH A PERIOD OF SELF REFLECTION AND MANAGED TO PAUSE AND PRESS A RESET BUTTON TO IMPROVE THEIR LIVES AND RE ESTABLISH PRIORITIES. AS THE VALUABLE TIME WE HAVE BEEN BLESSED WITH WHEN THE WORLD STOOD STILL MAY NEVER COME AGAIN.

OF COURSE SOME OF YOU HAVE LOST LOVED ONES DURING THIS TIME AND I HOPE WE CAN CONTINUE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH A SOURCE OF STRENGTH AND SUPPORT AS WE MOVE FORWARD ON OUR JOURNEY TOGETHER ………………….”

SO HERE IS YOUR MANTRA TO FOCUS ON EVERY MORNING FOR THE NEXT WEEK , OR WHENEVER YOU FEEL YOU NEED TO.

DIFFICULT ROADS LEAD TO BEAUTIFUL DESTINATIONS………

JOJOSTYLELIST TIP: THE ROAD CONTINUES TO LOOK BRIGHTER AS WE CONTINUE TO TRAVEL DOWN IT (EXCEPT IF YOU ARE ON THE M4 !!)

MWAH MWAH

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MIDWEEK MANTRA

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.

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MIDWEEK MANTRA

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

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MIDWEEK MANTRA

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

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