Escape 2 Happiness Island during #Carersweek

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support – Read more here https://www.carersweek.org/about-carers-week/

For carers week, I am running my fun session – Escape 2 Happiness Island to feel good and relieve stress with like minded people. Using our imagination and all our senses we visit happiness island via zoom, where in 15- 30 minutes we enjoy ourselves with a selection of activities. Why not book a taster 15-30 minutes session for your group

Escape to Happiness Island is a practitioner-led wellbeing session lasting anything between 15 minutes and an hour, which is transforming the lives and outlooks of people.

The pure joy of these sessions is that they adapt to needs of the participants – each session is tailored live to the audience.

People leave these sessions ready to take on the world, filled with a new-found sense of lightness, a glow of happiness inside them that stays with them in their personal time and in their working life.

To sustain the positivity and benefits of the sessions, Genny Jones, discoverer and caretaker of Happiness Island, has developed a simple booklet, which every participant can take home and use as a passport back to the island!

To find out more about availability do email me and start encouraging everyone to start packing for a trip to Happiness Island today!

Benefits of the session

  1. Connect with each other in a fun way
  2. Relax and Unwind
  3. Relieve Stress
  4. Instant Feel Good
  5. Tips on maintain a positive attitude
  6. Fuel yourself with some feel good hormones
  7. Feel energised and positive

What to expect

The session is  fun packed and can include:

  1. Singing
  2. Dancing
  3. Laughter yoga
  4. Visualisation
  5. Relaxing through meditation
  6. Tips to help you sustain your daily dose of happiness

Before you join the session

1. Be open to have fun and feel good

2. Know its ok to be silly with like minded people

3. Come dressed for fun in something colourful or even fancy dress

4. On zoom you don’t need to put your video on, you can just use audio

BOOK YOUR SESSION DURING THIS CAER’S WEEK NOW.

You can also book directly here – https://bit.ly/31WDcHU

About Genny Jones AKA Confident Queen

Genny is herself part time carer to her parents and she understands the need for self care and making time for fun with others. Genny has over the years delivered her sessions for a number of organisations who run support groups as well as for individuals in a group setting.

Genny’s Awards and Nominations

Nominated for the ITV Meridian ‘Pride of Britain’ Award for the work she does helping people to feel happier. https://vimeo.com/75320740

Listed on Independent on Sunday List of top 100 Happy people in UK making a difference.

Finalist of the Happy Team Award at the National Happiness Awards

To book an introductory chat: – Email: relax@happinessIsland.net

Create your happy place

 

Creating your happy place

 I have created a happy space in my home, where  I can just go, relax, meditate and use my imagination and all my senses to achieve inner peace and happiness away from the business of every day life.  I am grateful I have space in our home to do this.   Further along this blog I share other ideas of  creating your happy space if you don’t  have the space in your home.

My Happy place at at home I have created my own happy space by getting the backdrop of a beach scene. I also bought a folding sofa bed which I can also use as a chair. I then lie on my chair, with some lovely relaxing music playing  in the background, and I imagine myself having a wonderful time in my own happy island.

 

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My Happy Outdoor Place

Our Local Promenade –  When I go to our local promenade, I feel very relaxed as I can sit down, watch the boats go by and watch the swans and listen to the sound of the waves.  I spend time imagine myself on a boat going on a cruise to different parts of the world where I meet new people, have new experiences and just have fun. I can also feed the swans, and make new friends as most times people will just come and sit next to me and start to chat.

I love spending time meditating by focusing on the waterfall and taking in the sounds it makes, as this helps to clear my mind.

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Over to you now – Where is your place?

Remember it’s a place you can go to chill out, change your environment and zap up some energy, enthusiasm and passion for life.

Your happy place can be:-

  1. A small area in your bedroom
  2. In your garden
  3. In your car
  4. In your imagination where you just visualise being in your own happy Island – check my blog http://wp.me/p1aWbA-iz

 

 Here is another blog to read on the same topic http://positiveatmosphere.com/profiles/blogs/create-your-happy-place

Wishing you  a  peaceful day – May the smile be with you and do let me know how you get on. You can even post picture of your place . 

Join me every monday morning on my facebook page for a dose of laughter, fun and tips to fuel your day.

 

 

 

How to be a Happiness Spreader.

 

Why I became a happiness spreader

Their was a time in my life when i lost my zeal for life as a result of my divorce and at about the same time I was made redundant, I had so much debts and was finding it  hard to cope as a single parent. Even though I had friends and  families who could have helped me, I felt very sad and embarrassed. It took me time to sum up the courage to ask for help and when I did, it was the beginning of a beautiful journey.

 

I decided in 2009 to really focus on helping myself and others to be happier. As a happiness spreader  I want to help give hope and encouragement to others in a world which at times can be full of so much negativity. I am on a mission to recruit as many happiness spreaders as I can.

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Who can be a happiness spreader – Anyone can be a happiness spreader so long as you have a passion for helping others to feel good and have a reason to smile.

 

How you can be a happiness spreader –  Just complete the form at the end of this blog and I will send you a welcome letter and add you to the list of Happiness Spreaders. This is all done on a voluntary basis and you are free to  spread happiness in anyway you feel. I will send you the Happiness Spreader digital badge which you can also proudly display.  

Do join our facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/HappinesSpreaders100

Some  of the things you can do as a Happiness Spreader

  • Use your social media platform to post happy stuff and use the #HappinessSpreader
  • Be a beacon of hope and encourage someone
  • Do Random Acts of Kindness
  • Volunteer 
  • Pray for people without them knowing
  • Have  some happy car bumper stickers to make people smile as they go by

These are some examples please shae with many the things that you will be doing nd also also connect with me on my social media platform.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/confidentqueen
Twitter: – http://www.twitter.com/#!confident_queen
Insta: https://www.instagram.com/confidentqueengenny/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ConfidentQueenGenny/about

Updates –  I have a lot of plans for us Happiness Spreaders which I will send via email.   I will also set up a zoom meeting where you can meet other happiness spreaders so that we can connect and share ideas.

Some photos of me spreading happiness -( because of COVID you may want to make use of social media and use the #HappinessSpreader in your postings)

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Let’s put some colour and fun into #BlueMonday

This  middle Monday  of January according to researchers is Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year which is  based on some scientific calculations which takes into account things like the weather, the fact that we are recovering from christmas,  worrying about at our debts from overspending at christmas  and now with COVID19, Lockdown and tiers.

As a happiness spreader, I really don’t like this idea of linking depression or sadness to a particular day. I want to encourage you instead to try and make it a habit of having a reason to smile each day. Start with being grateful and thankful you are alive to see another day.

So, I invite you to join me on my Confident Queen Facebook page for my live 15 minutes of positivity and good vibes which includes, singing, dancing and laughter.

Please also print out and learn the words of the booboom song

 

 

Continue to put colour and positivity into your life by connecting with me here. Thank you.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/confidentqueen
Twitter: – http://www.twitter.com/#!confident_queen
Insta: https://www.instagram.com/confidentqueengenny/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ConfidentQueenGenny/about

 

You can also order a signed copy of book Crown of Smiles – Crown of Smiles Book

 

Tears of Happiness during the festive season

This has been quite an unusual year for a lot of us as we try to take one day at a time coping the best we can with the effect of COVID19. A lot of us have shed so many tears of sadness. Now with the festive season, it’s time for us to take in this season of hope and joy. Lets shed tears of happiness knowing that better days are coming. #KeepHopeAlive #KeepSmiling

 

A friend of mine explained to me that she was not in the mood to celebrate, as the business she has worked hard to develop for nearly 15 years is in the brink of her closing it as she has got no orders for her products and looking at her cashflow projection it seems all doom and gloom. She was in tears. I felt so bad as I did not know how to help her or what to say. She said it was ok that I could just sit down and listen to her vent out all her anger and frustration at the situation.

That night going home, I felt so bad for her, I could not even sleep as I tried to think of ways to help her. In the early hours of the next day I called her to see how she was doing. She was in a state as she had spent the night drinking herself to sleep. I was able to call one of her children who I know to go and check on her as she lived closed to her mum, but was not aware of how bad things where. My friend is now trying to take care of herself and getting help from her grown up children and coach to help her through this period.

Like many other self employed, I shed a tear as I saw the blank diary with not much paid work for a while. But I have decided to take December as month of taking stock of my businesses and to fill my days doing voluntary work and making time for my family. and friends, Doing voluntary work helps me a great deal as i get to help others and give them hope and a reason to smile during this festive period and beyond.

I will still dress in my Christmas outfit and go about spreading Christmas Cheer

Tips on how you too can shed tears of Happiness during this period and beyond,

  1. Know that this situation you are in will pass.

2. Focus on the things that you can do something about

3. If you can, volunteer your time to help others – can be a simple thing like sending cards of hope to your neighbours,

4. Do something each day to make you feel goo – I have created my own advent calendar so that each day I am doing something to make me and others feel good.

5. Join a safe online group where you can connect and network with others

6. Create a playlist of your favourite songs, and have a part just for you – woohoo! Now dance ance like nobody’s watching

7. Get in the festive move – put the Christmas Tree with lights on and make your home look festive

8. Wake up everyday and do the One Minute Smilence – this is about recalling happy thoughts whilst smiling for a minute

You can also order some of my festive goodies to bring smile to your face – Prices from £5 to £10 do complete the form below with your order.

Slow down and Enjoy life

One thing #Covid19 has taught some of us is to #SlowdDown and take stock of our lives. “A dog has four feet, but it doesn’t try to walk down four roads! So slow down and establish a pace that’s sane and sustainable.” UCB Word for today.

I must say at the start of #COVID19 I was very stressed as I am usually a busy bee, combining running my business, working part time as an employee, looking after my sons, managing the home, taking part in various community events and spending time with my elderly parents. I felt frustrated that I was stuck at home with nothing to do.

 

By the second week, I started to ponder about life, and it then occurred to me that this period was also for me to slow down, and reflect on the things I was doing and why I was doing them.

 

I set up new priorities with the aim of firstly to take care of my health and enjoying the time I have with my family. I even joined a walking group and started walking 2 hours every saturday and at least 1 hour every other day during the week. I loved our walks as it connected me with nature, we discovered some amazing places locally and connected with may new friends.

So please take care of you and slow down. Your health is wealth. Your family needs you and someone out their needs your smile and encouragement. 

I use this guided meditation i found on youtube to help me pause and recharge – why not give it a try https://youtu.be/8Xdwr4cRTVA

 

 

Also do check out y facebook page and join any of my free 15 minutes sessions – Escape 2 Happiness Island

Take a quick visit to http://www.happinessisland.net

Escape 2 Happiness Island sessions

Right now, we find ourselves in a situation where COVID-19 has disrupted businesses all over the world and most employees are now having to work remotely. This can lead to some individuals feeling isolated and not connected to their colleagues, which can have effect on their performance and wellbeing.

The aim of my 30 minute session is to help your team members or support group members to connect with each other in a fun way which can help boost morale, outlook and well being. These sessions are great too for any support groups you may run, you could even organise fun sessions for your friends and families.

Using our imagination and all our senses we visit happiness island to relieve stress and  feel good in 15- 30 minutes via zoom or in your offices subject to covid19 rules.

Benefits of the session

  1. Connect with each other in a fun way
  2. Relax and Unwind
  3. Relieve Stress
  4. Instant Feel Good
  5. Tips on maintain a positive attitude
  6. Fuel yourself with some feel good hormones
  7. Feel energised and positive

What to expect

The session is  fun packed and can include:

  1. Singing
  2. Dancing
  3. Laughter
  4. Visualisation
  5. Relaxing through meditation
  6. Smiling and Laughing

Before you join the session

1. Be open to have fun and feel good

2. Know its ok to be silly with like minded people

3. Have plain paper and a pen with you

4. On zoom you don’t need to put your video on, you can just use audio

Why not book your staff team or support group on this fun packed and positive experience in Happiness Island with your host Confident Queen Genny as seen on BGT spreading good vibes and positivity. Also nominated for Pride of Britain for her work with the Happiness Project Kent.

You can also book directly here – https://bit.ly/31WDcHU

About Genny Jones AKA Confident Queen

Genny works to help people not to take themselves too seriously by having time for fun and laughter. Genny specialises in using laughter and humour to help people cope with everyday issues

Genny’s sessions are very practical and she shares these techniques which helped her regain her mojo, as well as those she learnt from others.

Genny Jones has been working in the accounting profession for 25 years in various roles. Over the years she has overcome a period of work burn out, depression and  low self esteem  to developing her unique happiness and wellbeing  sessions aimed at businesses to help employees manage their stress levels so that they can be more productive.

“In accounting there is the concept of the duality of transactions, which Genny applies in life. On one hand she has the serious professional head of an accountant, and on the other hand she  has created a  bubbly persona ‘Confident Queen’ with a mission to share joy and happiness, which she was able to do when she appeared on Britain’s Got Talent and wowed the audience and judges who gave her “Yeses”

Genny’s Awards and Nominations

Nominated for the ITV Meridian ‘Pride of Britain’ Award for the work she does helping people to feel happier. https://vimeo.com/75320740

Listed on Independent on Sunday List of top 100 Happy people in UK making a difference.

Finalist of the Happy Team Award at the National Happiness Awards

To book an introductory chat: – Email: relax@happinessIsland.net

Celebrate another day being alive

Despite all the uncertainties of life, it is a blessing to wake up and see another day. It is also time to think about those our loved once who are no longer with us, and cherish the memories we shared.

I am at a good stage in my life right now, I don’t have all I want, but I have all I need. I am content and make the most of life as it is, and I hope you too will have the strength and courage to take one day at time.

Here are some of my daily affirmations I say out loud every morning, I have them also printed on my way as a daily reminder. Please take care of you, stay positive and keep smiling.

 

Quick tips for today

  1. Do whatever is necessary to let yourself be happy. Give yourself permission to pursue your own happiness.
  2. Stay connected with friends and family
  3. Express how you feel and don’t bottle up your emotions. 
  4. Stop working too hard at a job that is not fulling – find a way to make the job interesting or plan to leave or have other interesting hobbies that you can focus when you are away from your job.
  5. Be true to yourself and not what others expect of you. Let the haters hate and the doubters doubt.
  6. Share the love, and encourage someone today, give the a reason to smile.
  7. Ask for help and don’t suffer in silence

I would love it if you could join me on my 15 minutes sessions – Escape to Happiness Island to relive stress and feel good- check my facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/confidentqueen/

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Join me for 15 minutes of feel good vibes #Escape2HappinessIsland

The aim of my 15 minutes sessions, is for us to come to a place where we can for a few minutes put our worries and challenges aside and focus on positivity and good finds, especially before we start our day. I am excited that over the last couple of weeks, I have seen more and more people joining in as we sing and dance ourselves happy.

 

I invite you to like my facebook page as this is where I will be live streaming to. No need to be shy,  Just join in from the comfort of your own home.  https://www.facebook.com/confidentqueen/

 

What to expect
During the session we will use our imagination and creativity to create joy and happiness. 
It is a time when we focus on the moment we are together by letting go of our worries and concerns and enjoy our time together. The session includes:- Smiling, Singing, Dancing, Laughter Yoga, Letting go of our worries, connecting with each other and just having fun. 
 
Before you join the session
1. Be open to have fun and feel good 
2. Know its ok to be silly with like minded people 
3. Have plain paper and a pen with you 
4. On zoom you don’t need to put your video on, you can just use audio 

Choose your time and mark it in your diary. I hope to see you soon.

 

Please note these sessions are now finished, and I will be positing some new dates in the New Year.

 

 

 

Escape 2 Happiness Island to relieve stress

With so much going on right now in life, it is easy for us to feel stressed and overwhelmed,  I invite you to join me on a virtual journey to happiness Island using our imagination to relieve stress and feel good. No visa required; your digital passport awaits you.   I have different sessions to suit you every Tuesday via zoom live stream  check out the sessions.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Book your spot now – Contact: relax@happinessisland.net 

 

 

 

Benefits of attending my sessions.

 

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