Stop putting things off – Start now -#NewMonth

Kukuwa®African Dance and Laughter Yoga for #Wellbeing

I decided to combine African Dance and Laughter Yoga as these are two things I do to make me feel good. Over the last year, I have ran many sessions and the feedback has always been positive, leaving those attending feeling very happy and ready to make the most of their day. I am both a qualified laughter yoga leader and an African dance workout instructor. I bring to the sessions my bubbly personality and my mission to spread happiness and good vibes. I am also the UK Laughter Champion 2022.

Kukuwa®African Dance for Wellbeing

Kukuwa® African Dance for wellbeing

There has been lots of research dating back to the 1980s which has shown that dancing regularly can help to reduce feelings of anxiety and depression. It is an instant mood-booster as we dance to the beat of music from various parts of Africa and get our happy juices flowing. You don’t even need to know the moves just feel the beat and dance with other like minded people.

Our Kukuwa® African Dance Workout sessions are suitable to all ages and levels of fitness. The same classes are suitable for beginners, intermediate, and advanced levels of fitness. All the dance routines are such that one can choose to either walk through the whole dance class or keep up with the normal pace of the class. All dance movements are low impact, and both seniors and children can participate. Pregnant women can also take Kukuwa® Dance Workout from the start of their pregnancy to full term, depending, of course, on the approval from their doctors.

LAUGHTER YOGA FOR WELLBEING

Laughter Yoga is a complete well-being workout, developed by a medical doctor from India Dr. Madan Kataria and it has spread across many countries. It is a combination of deep breathing exercises from yoga and laughter exercises, which oxygenates our body and brain, makes us feel more healthy and energetic. I don’t tell jokes, we just laugh, because it feels good. During the session you will enjoy various laughter exercise like Milkshake laughter, Snort Laughter, Various Animal Laughter and also have time to create your own laughie. Read more here https://confidentqueengenny.com/tag/the-laughie/

Being a Laughter Champion

One of the funniest things I have done this year happened on Sunday 24th April when I took part in the UK Laughter Championships. Their was a time in my life where for 5 years, I lost my joy and sense of happiness because of personal challenges I was going through. At times I felt like a bird trapped in a cage of low self esteem, sadness and depression. I am happy with the help and support of so many people and organisations I was able to set back and now use my experiences to help others.

I entered the competition as it is part of my mission of spreading good vibes and positivity around especially during these times with so much uncertainty, anxiety, stress and negativity around.

The first stage of the competition was to send my laugh for consideration. I was then excited to make it to the finals.

Below in the image of what we had to do.

The most challenging one for me was doing the silent laughter, as you were not allowed to make any sound. The minute I had to do this was so long, and at the end I just had to let the laugh out.

Here is the link to the event on facebook

https://www.facebook.com/thelaughterman/videos/3273531889548497

The other competitors were amazing and had very good laughs. I was surprised and excited and felt honoured that the judges selected me as the winning laugher. Now I look forward to representing UK in the world championships on 15 May 2022 via zoom.

You can find out more here about the World Laughing Championships

https://www.worldlaughingchampionship.com/

Grateful for the write up in my local on line magazine https://www.kentonline.co.uk/gravesend/news/laughing-accountant-set-for-world-stage-266269/?fbclid=IwAR0za4GSB6LDHdx-t8HjIUXNQKZuhOVOhS9v8gYK6nKRijH_dy42BrZ5n2c

Evaluate your life

Taking time to review your life is one of the most empowering activity you can do. Answer this question –Are the things I am doing each day moving me closer to achieving my goals and aspirations? If they are not, I encourage you to get piece of paper and pen, and take about an hour to just focus and answer these questions honestly as they will help you to evaluate your life and help you stay committed and motivated to take daily actions which will in turn help you to achieve your goals and aspirations.

Issue – What issues am I currently face with?

Goal – What would I like to happen about each issue??

Reality – What’s happening now in my life in relation to the issues I face?

Obstacles – What obstacles do I currently face that are stopping me from achieving my goals?

Options – What options do I have to overcome the obstacles I face?

Solution – Which of the options can I take on board?

Action – What things am I going to do to reach my desired solution>

Celebrate – How am I going to celebrate once I have resolved this issue?

Commitment – How committed am I to take the actions I have set,
Accountability – Who can I share my goals that will help to motivate and encourage me?

Mantra – What is the sentence I am going to say each day till I achieve my desired result?.

” Remember! Don’t expect different results if you keep doing what you have always done.”

You’ve come this far. It’s okay to pause, reflect and take a break, but never stop believing in your dreams. Celebrate yourself because you’ve come this far, so you can achieve your goals. Be encouraged to do what you love, despite the occasional set backs and your consistency and determination will ensure all is well in the end.

At the end of each month, make it a lifestyle choice to take time out to evaluate and celebrate your life.

If you do need help to evaluate your life and prepare a plan for you to do this, do contact me for a free initial consultation.

Confident Queen activities for #WorldBookDay

On world book day, I personally feel children should dress up  as character that reflect our diverse community, and we can do that by also making sure the books children read reflect this. Raising my children I remember one of my son’s coming home one day from primary school upset because he had dressed up as a character from one of the books, and a few of the children had laughed at him and said to him that he could not be the character because he was black. I must admit I was quite upset and decided to do something about it through writing my books and researching other authors.

‘Confident Queen’ is a fun loving modern day superhero who helps children to unwrap he Gift of  Confidence which is within them by using the contents of her special ‘Gift of Confidence’ toolkit which contains a creative array of items which can help to boost and maintain a child’s confidence from childhood through adulthood. Research in numerous fields including Education, Health, Psychology and Sociology, highlight the importance of confidence building in our children and young people and Confident Queen is on a mission to do just that.”

Confident Queen appeared on Britain’s Got Talent in April 2012 and was able to wow the audience with her fun outfit and got everyone singing “If you are happy and you know it clap your hands”. Since then she has delivered a lot of happiness and confidence sessions for schools and community centres!

Confident Queen on world book day.

“For world book day i encourage children to dress up with some of the Confident Queen accessories and sing and dance to the fun confidence song I wrote. Here are some photos of children dressed up in their various accessories.”

Listen to me reading my book – I can still play football

https://soundcloud.com/genny-jones-1/childrens-story-i-can-play-football-again

Sing along to my Confident Child Song

https://soundcloud.com/genny-jones-1/confident-child-with-confident-queen

Make your Gift of Confidence Tool Box

https://confidentqueengenny.com/2019/09/04/gift-of-confidence-box-for-children/

About world book day

On World Book Day each year, children of all ages will come together to appreciate reading very loudly and very happily. The main aim of World Book Day in the UK and Ireland is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own. http://www.worldbookday.com/about/

To Book Confident Queen for your school or children’s programme, just complete this enquiry form!

How to plan to handle whatever the week unfolds.

Despite the current uncertainties of life, I still feel it’s important that we have a routine and plan what we are going to do each day of the week. I do find that it does help to have some something to look forward to each day.

For some of us, we have seen the demand for our services reduced and others, have been faced with redundancy, unemployment, and this has had an impact on our finances and created unforeseen challenges, set backs and interruption to our daily lives.

Their are so many things that we can’t control right now, so the best I try to do especially every sunday is to plan what I am going to do each day with the belief that whatever the week unfolds I can handle it, and even if I face set back, like I did last thursday, I remind myself that its ok not to be as it is part of life. I was so upset on the thursday, that I did not work on friday and just took the time to practise some much needed self care. You also have to remember that even though we have plans for the week, we need to be flexible to adjust when things do not go according to plans.

I now share with you some of the things I now do every sunday evening to prepare me for the coming week. I hope you find them useful. Please feel free to comment and share your tips too.

GRATITUDE

I  start and end  each day by writing down at least 3 things I am grateful  for

I Know what my priorities are for the week

I have planned what I am doing every day of the week

I have visualised having a good day every week based on my plans

If things get a bit overwhelming, I remind myself that it’s ok not to be ok.

I slot in time to stop and do the One Minute Smilence throughout my day.

Escape to Happiness Island Using your imagination via zoom

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.

Join in and have fun-Wake up and feel happy

Spreading good vibes and positivity.

Wake up and feel happy boomboom.

 

Wake up and feel happy

Good morning wake up and feel happy …Life is what you make it so let’s try and make it happy despite some of the challenges we are going through.xx

I created this fun song,  and use it everyday to get me going. I hope you enjoy it too. Why not learn the moves too.

Email me now for a free 30 minutes session on developing your daily happiness routine. genny@confidentqueen.co,uk

Fun messages from Confident Queen.

Are You looking to brighten someone’s day?

There is when I come in, with a custom Happy Birthday Song or fun message to brighten someone’s day either audio or video.

This  all started when I decided to this fun video for my friend on her birthday. I have since done this just for fun for other friends and members of my family wearing various fun outfits.

So if you are interested in getting either a feel good message or a birthday message just message me genny@ confidentqueen.co.uk with the following details.

Name of person you want me to make the message for.

Reason for the message e.g birthday or just to cheer them up

Any special message you want me to add

Please specify if you want video or audio message.

 

6 fun things to help you feel good

If you are having a tough day or you just feel a bit down,  its time for you to just sit back, take deep breaths and put on your Crown of Smiles. It can be an imaginary crown of a physical crown that you can make or purchase.

1. Put on your Crown of Smiles

As you put on your Crown of Smiles on your head, imagine you have a jar of happy oil which is being poured over your head.

2.Imagine that the oil is going through your body.

As the oil goes through every part of your body, from the top of your head to the sole of your feet, imagine your body tingling as you experience inner joy which lightens up your face with a beautiful smile.  Now start to move your body doing your happy dance as you say say

 

3. One Minute Smilence

4. SmileXercise

This is where you put on your most happiest and feel good song and as you dance around you keep smiling

5. Read the lyrics of this lovely song and let it lift your mood

smilenatkingcole

6. Enjoy my song – Wake up and feel happy boomboom

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