Cultivating Mental Wellness Through Stillness With Toni Jones

It's time to wife your life, and wellness coach Toni Jones is here to help.
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Feb. 27, 2020
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Cherie is an online community of beauty lovers sharing their stories; whether that's their favorite products, makeup tutorials, or skincare routines. Download the app today to be a part of #BeautyWithoutBarriers and show the world what beauty means to you! Toni Jones, wellness entrepreneur, through her story, embodies her brands message to wife your life through well-being, and educates women to do just that. Through her innovative project, the affirmation album, she is spreading the Wife Your Life message throughout the world. Meet Toni, The Life Coach Already In Your PhoneHave you ever been in a place where your reality was aching to meet your dreams? Where you felt so close yet so far away from achieving everything on your wish list? It's those moments that push us to look beyond our checklists of what to do, because what we really need is the right motivation. Enter Toni Jones, the life coach already in your pocket. If you have any music streaming service, you already have the gift of Toni's affirmations at your disposal. Her album, Affirmations For The Grown *ss Woman is a collection of positive affirmations to help you find motivation and strength through any ordeal. For Cherie's Self Love Week, Toni shares how stillness and peace can be the ultimate tool in helping you achieve your goals.
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A New Way To View Self Love "These days, I think people often identify self love by doing. In western culture we have been indoctrinated with our value being defined by doing, productivity, and achievement, and I think we have allowed that type of culture to spill into the wellness, self-love, and self-help movements. But for me, self-love is not just about doing, it's about being. I think it's great that we have become more aware about self-love especially as women, but there is also an information overload on how to love yourself, and we forget to just be."Self Love Is Not A Critic"Self-love is best found effortlessly, and the best way to approach an effortless journey to self-love is to be curious. In my own experience, effortlessness is found in stillness. And not a stillness with an expectation for a miracle, but just watching my mind do its thing and seeing what comes up for me if I'm still for 5 minutes or 20 minutes. I sit there and ask myself what brings me joy. When we think of self-love as a list of things we have to accomplish, that's when self love becomes a self-critic. Take it easy, do the things that make you feel good."
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Find Your Pleasure"I just started practicing something every Wednesday I call 'pleasure practice' and I do things with no goals. No achievement. Just do it because it brings me joy and pleasure. The other day I did something as simple as go to a coffee shop, read a magazine and drink a cup of caramel apple cider — and I've done that before, but there was something so pleasant in being present while drinking that tea and reading that article. It brought me so much joy and pleasure that I thought I couldn't contain myself. It made me realize and think about how much I might've missed out on me by not being present."Balancing Productivity and Stillness"Nature is a phenomenal teacher. Our planet is constantly rotating yet it is always working. What can we do to reflect nature in that way? Where we can always be in movement but still operating in stillness? The way to achieve that is through (caring for your) mental health. Tending to your mental health will allow you to produce and achieve without the stress of it. What does that look like? No matter what you are doing, allow your mind to be present in doing just that. And that is a muscle, it's a skill set that takes consistency to activate that way of being. You have to start somewhere or your mind is always going to be in chaos. We can counter the culture of 'just do, do, do' by taking a moment to appreciate all the things we have instead of overwhelming ourselves with the things we want. Without stillness, your mind will always be in stress and chaos, even when doing the simplest things"All Your Answers Are In The Mirror "If you're wondering how you can love yourself in every moment, know that the answer is always in the mirror. The best thing you can give yourself is to really look within. The best person to teach me how to be me is me. We sometimes want someone to give us the answers to make it easier, but the best answer is always to look in yourself and listen to what you want, what you feel. Allow yourself to be a spirit in a human body and remember all of this is a class for you to learn, change, and evolve."Toni's Most-Loved Beauty
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