How to deal with anxiety attacks

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Anxiety or panic attacks are becoming more and more frequent and common among youths. I suffered from these panic attacks for a long time and which seemingly has intensified over the years. But luckily, there’s always a solution for everything.

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I’ve been fighting panic attacks for three years now, but luckily i tried some techniques that helped me cope with them throughout the years and lessen their intensity thank God.

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Breathing exercise.

This is really obvious, but for me, breathing exercises were my go-to-deal-with-anxiety-attack. It’s so simple:

Breathe in, Hold for 5 seconds, release. Repeat until you feel calm.

Try to meditate on the spot

Try mindfulness meditate on the spot, focus on being intensely aware of what you’re sensing and feeling in the moment, without interpretation or judgment.

Go to your Happy Place.

Everyone has a happy place, something you feel a good happy feeling in. Something that makes you feel at ease and relaxed.

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Focus on an object

Try to focus on something stable and fix around you in the room.

Close your eyes

Some people get stimulated by triggers around them. Closing your eyes will help you reduce the stimuli.

Those are some of my favorite techniques, feel free to share some of yours too in the comments!

How to spend a “Me day”

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Life’s been hectic these past few months, running around, fixing ourselves after the chaotic year we just survived. We all deserve a “me time”, but this time let’s make it a whole day for just ourselves. Because yes we deserve it, and no it’s not selfish.

Let’s start by defining what Me Time is:

Taking some time off, or enjoying some Me Time, is all about a self-care, self-check-in, self pampering time to regain your energy and recharge yourself after being exhausted for some time.

It’s a unique plan for each one of you, but these are the main and some inspiration for you to plan the perfect Me Day!

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  1. Add your day to your calendar: It’s important to be reminded of this day at all time, and not forget about it or postpone it.

2. Remove your super early alarm and wake up naturally, unless you tend to over sleep. ( you don’t want to sleep all day long and miss your “Me Day”).

3. Ditch Your Daily To-Do List.

4. Start your day with water, meditation and some stretching. This will provide your body the energy it needs to take care of itself today.

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5. Go for a walk in nature, plants and flowers tend to relax your stress and anxiety. going for a walk will give you the opportunity of breathing some fresh air, and look at something other than your screens.

6. Cook your favorite food or try some new recipes, and have a quality time listening to some happy music while at it.

7. Catch up on a book you’ve been meaning to read for a long time. You’ll get lost in the wondrous world of that story that you”ll forget time.

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8. Write on your journal: some positive affirmations, some grateful quotes.

9. Pamper yourself with a Hot Bubble Bath.

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10. End your day with a face mask and your favorite/current show, and Sweet Dreams!

If you’ve tried this, Me day, Tell us what was your favorite part and what did you add as your unique touch and taste.

Food To Fight HeartBurn.

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Heartburn or reflux is a common, discomfort among a lot of people. It’s an acidic sensation that goes from zero to a complete nightmare. Though, while it’s curable and might be a little fixable some cases are really dangerous and needs medical care right away.

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What’s heartburn anyway?

Heartburn is a burning pain in your chest, just behind your breastbone. The pain is often worse after eating, in the evening, or when lying down or bending over.

Common Symptoms

  1. A burning pain in the chest that usually occurs after eating and may occur at night
  2. Pain that worsens when lying down or bending over
  3. Bitter or acidic taste in the mouth

When to see a doctor

  1. Heartburn occurs more than twice a week
  2. Symptoms persist despite use of over-the-counter medications
  3. You have difficulty swallowing
  4. You have persistent nausea or vomiting
  5. You have weight loss because of poor appetite or difficulty eating (Source)
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Foods to avoid at all cost

1. Citrus foods and tomatoes
2. Sugary Goods
3. Fried food
4. Spicy food and garlic
5. Chocolate

Foods that can help ease the pain/discomfort

1. Banana
2. Oatmeal
3. Soy Milk
4. Soup,Warm Not Hot!
5. Chamomile Tea, Warm Not Hot!

Keep in mind: Some foods listed here might have the opposite effect, each body it’s own norms, we recommend to always keep a food diary and remember all the foods effect on your stomach. If symptoms get worse, please go to your doctor.

Have a healthy, happy, self-improving, self-loving day!

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If you prefer to take some Anti-acid Tablets here are some from amazon:

Home Office

Working from home created a new chaotic household disaster. Moving your office, files, laptop, and your work stuff to your home has become a tricky business.

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But no problem has no solution at Ja’s Lifestyle! We had the honor of re-interviewing Jessica Abou Jaoude and get some ideas and a simple focus-list to turn your home into a more suitable office, that ensures your well-being, and helps you get your work done.

Stability


Stability comes first in this list as to its big importance in this process. Having a constant “Stable” place in your house that you can use all the time as your office, helps you get your work done faster, more efficiently, and so much easier.

Stay away from dining tables, the bedroom, and a very busy living room. Any place that can trigger unwanted distractions even falling asleep, should be avoided as much as possible. A closed balcony can do the work. It is spacious, bright, and isolated.


Location


After deciding on the area of your new home office, it’s important to filter your choices based on 2 important things: A window in front of the desk, and behind us a wall and not another room.


Having a window right in front of your desk will help get the sunlight directly into the room, which will increase the room’s brightness to protect your eye vision. If there’s no window, choose a room with a painting in front of your desk. It is important to have a painting or a view in front of you, so you can look away and shift your focus to something natural other than your screen.


Ambiance

Choose an ambiance for your new home office that suits your style, but is comforting and professional at the same time. Who said you can’t be comfortable in your office while being focus and dedicated to finishes these files.


A coloring range can vary between white, light grey. oak. Some color that is light and sight comforting. Light colors make you feel in a wider space too, which can boost your motivation.


Decoration

For decoration, you need to keep it simple as an office, but fuller as a house. You can add some plants, flowers, a piece of art hanging, or for example, dispose of a collection that you own of your interest. It is highly recommended to add a cactus next to your laptop, it can absorb the toxic radiations. The plants should be limited to oxygen providers ones.


Organize


Because it is your current everyday office, you need to keep everything organized and unmovable from the desk. For example, those files, these pens, papers, anything that you work constantly with, should always and never leave the desk. Plus you should buy yourself an office/desk chair it will help keep your posture straight.


Light

Light is important, the more light there is in a room, the more energy it will provide you. The room where your new office is located should always have access to an abundant source of light. Natural and artificial. During the day, the sun will do its work of lighting the room, but working at night requires lots and lots of light to keep the work environment healthy.

You’ll need general lighting, and task lighting. General light will do the sun’s work during the day, (ceiling lamp), and task light is the focused light you put on your desk for details and no shadow over your paper. And go for cool lights and not warm light. Cool light will keep your brain awake while working at night, while warm light have the tendency to make you sleepy.

Glowing Spring Skin Healthy Diet

Spring is here, and it’s high time we took care of that dried-wintery skin again. Now it’s a whole process, and while we try to keep it fresh and simple here at Ja’s Lifestyle, we are sharing some of the best food to add to your diet, that can help boost your skin glow, and get ready for spring!

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Fatty fish

They’re rich sources of omega-3 fatty acids, which are important for maintaining skin health.

Omega-3 fatty acids are necessary to help keep skin thick, supple, and moisturized.

also a source of vitamin E, one of the most important antioxidants for your skin.

Getting enough vitamin E is essential for helping protect your skin against damage from free radicals and inflammation

fish provides zinc — a mineral vital for regulating inflammation, overall skin health, and the production of new skin cells

Avocados

Avocados are high in healthy fats. These fats benefit many functions in your body, including the health of your skin.

Getting enough of these fats is essential to help keep skin flexible and moisturized. 

Avocados are also a good source of vitamin E, which is an important antioxidant that helps protect your skin from oxidative damage. 

Sunflower seeds

Sunflower seeds are good sources of skin-boosting nutrients.

One ounce (28 grams) of sunflower seeds packs 49% of the DV for vitamin E, 41% of the DV for selenium, 14% of the DV for zinc, and 5.5 grams of protein (Source).

 Sweet potatoes

Beta carotene, which is rich in vitamin A, is found in oranges and vegetables such as carrots, spinach, and sweet potatoes 

When consumed, this antioxidant is incorporated into your skin and helps protect your skin cells from sun exposure. This may help prevent sunburn, cell death, and dry, wrinkled skin.

Broccoli

Broccoli is full of many vitamins and minerals important for skin health, including zinc, vitamin A, and vitamin C.

It also contains lutein, which helps protect your skin from oxidative damage, which can cause your skin to become dry and wrinkled.

Broccoli florets also pack a special compound called sulforaphane

Sulforaphane is a powerful protective agent against sun damage. It works in two ways: neutralizing harmful free radicals and switching on other protective systems in your body.

Red grapes

Red grapes are famous for containing resveratrol, a compound that comes from the skin of red grapes.

Resveratrol is credited with a wide range of health benefits, among them is reducing the effects of aging. 

Studies suggest it may also help slow the production of harmful free radicals, which damage skin cells and cause signs of aging.

Green tea

The powerful compounds found in green tea are called catechins and work to improve the health of your skin in several ways.

Like several other antioxidant-containing foods, green tea can help protect your skin against sun damage.

Green tea also improved the moisture, roughness, thickness, and elasticity of their skin (study found on: Source).

You should avoid drinking your tea with milk, as there’s evidence that milk could reduce the effect of green tea’s antioxidants

How To Prepare For Spring

A new cycle has begun, Spring is here! We’ve got a lot to prepare for, mentally and physically.

We all know how seasonal changes affects our health; mentally and physically. But nothing is unpreventsilanl or even unpreparable for. Here’s a guide on how to be fully prepared for Spring Season!

1. Start by Cleaning your house.

Cleaning your house comes as an essential part of the process to embrace this new beginning. Cleaning your house, part by part, will help you change your physical ambiance to a more natural and springy feeling. This will put your mind in a welcoming calm vibe for spring.

2. Cleanse your energy

There are a lot of ways to cleanse and prepare your energies that are shifting into a new cycle. Rituals are essentials, stock up on sage, crystals, scented candles, and essential oils.

3. Draw yourself a cleansing bath.

Draw your bath as you normally would but, this time add some essential oils (lavender is a good choice), detoxifying bath salts. Warm water of course plays a very important role in this cleanse too.

4. Drink infused water

As the air gets warmer and the sun stays out longer to play, we most likely will need to up our intake of water. And what a better and more appealing way to start your water intake than by decorating it with some fruits and flowers. Here are some of the cool and delicious recipes: click here.

5. Get some nature in.

As the breeze and the cool weather starts to show more and more throughout the season, being in touch with nature is super important and highly recommended to keep you grounded and calm.

6. Start your workout plans

Spring will bring you more joy and motivation to workout, the sun is out the weather is warmer. So it’s time to work that summer body!

7. Step your skincare.

With the sun being much more out throughout the day, it’s important to keep your skin protected and safe. If you don’t already use sunscreen as part of your skincare routine it is important to apply it everyday.

8. Start meditating

Morning outdoor meditation are a big win for your spirituality journey. It calms your mind, body and soul while absorbing all that fresh vitamin D from the sun. Click here for our guide on how to meditate.

9. Add some flowers to your house

Adding flowers, freshly collected from a garden if possible, is part of being connected more and more to spring and this whole shift in cycles. They give positive vibes all over the room and will make you calmer and joyful.

10. Change your diet

Changing your diet every now and then, is a fun and healthy way to keep your body amused and healthy. Eating with the season, is healthy, fun, and mindful too. So don’t be scared to switch it up a little every now and then.

20 Minutes Fat Burning Routine

Fat burning can be a difficult task for a lot of people; not the right diet and foods, not the right exercises, even an unhealthy lifestyle can worsen this process.

Life now has become nothing but a rush. We’re suffering from fomo: “fear of missing out” on our daily tasks. So usually we have no time to go to the gym perhaps or in this year’s case, Lockdown! Luckily there is a solution for this.

The Body Wizards team has put 20 minutes Fat burning routine that has shown big and important results in a short amount of time.

2 Rounds:

45-sec work / 15-sec rest

◾Jumping Jacks

◾High knees

◾Mountain climbers

◾Jumping lunges

◾Steam engine squats

◾Bicycle crunches

◾Burpees

◾Tuck jumps

◾Spider crunches

◾Jumping in and outs

For best results: Do this workout first thing in the morning before eating anything, just drink a cup of water and start right away, it will boost your metabolism by 3 times its original value.

To see their work and the video for instructions click down below and if it doesn’t work click here:

Home Remedy For Insomnia

Sleeping 7-8 hours a day is essential to lead a healthy and active life. Sleeping enough hours is suggested for your body, brain, and mental health. Thus, many people struggle with insomnia and don’t sleep through the night.

What’s “Insomnia”?

Insomnia is a sleep disorder in which you have trouble falling and or staying asleep. The condition can be short-term (acute) or can last a long time (chronic). It may also come and go. Acute insomnia lasts from 1 night to a few weeks. Insomnia is chronic when it happens at least three nights a week for three months or more.

And here are some home remedies that can help you deal with insomnia

Meditate:

Meditating will help you relax and feel less stressed and maybe a little more sleepy. So before bedtime, follow this guide: click here.

Drink some tea

The warmth of the tea will make you feel relaxed and sleepy again. So drinking a cup of warm tea, preferably chamomile will help you sleep well.

Take magnesium

 It plays an essential role in your nervous system, helping to activate mechanisms that quiet and calm you. It may also help relieve anxiety and depression, which can interfere with sleep.

Essential oils

Put on some lavender oil or chamomile essential oil in a diffuser and relax.

Reset your sleep schedule

Set your alarm every day to wake up at 6-7 am, and another one to sleep at night, 11-12 pm. That way you’ll be making your sleeping on time.

Yoga

Doing some yoga exercises before bed will help you relax and release some tension and boost your body’s melatonin.

Limit your activities

Limiting your activities in bed will help your brain fixate the idea of bed = sleep and sex.

Valerian roots

This herb has been used since ancient times to promote tranquility and improve sleep.

Avoid caffeine at night.

The most known effect of caffeine is that it will make it hard for you to fall asleep. One study also found that caffeine can delay the timing of your body clock. These effects will reduce your total sleep time. Caffeine also can reduce the amount of deep sleep that you enjoy.

Single Valentine night

A lot of us are single this Valentine which can trigger some unwanted emotional baggage. So here’s a guide to all my beautifull single souls out there, to spend a lovely, drama free lovingly night by yourself or if you could with some friends too.

If you decided to celebrate your single life alone:

1. PAMPER YOURSELF of course!

A nice hot bath, bubbles, music, candles and some wine are highly recommended becasue you deserve it. and let’s be honest nobody can love you more than you can.

2. Order some delicious food

Maybe try some new restaurants, and delicious meals for your special night alone.

3. Puzzle it up!

Order some puzzles to keep you company and enjoy your time alone even more! boardgames.andmore is one good store for you!

4. Give yourself a cute makeover

Makeovers never get old, it’s time for you to shine again!

5. Start a new show.

No it doesn’t have to be a romantic one, so you don’t trigger more emotions. 🙂

6. Start a book.

Starting a book can open a new chapter and help get your mind out of thinking.

7. GET YOURSELF SOME VALENTINE GOODIES.

Yes because you deserve them. Some delicious cakes or butter/sugar coated cookies for your tummy. ss_events_lb ❤

8. Bake yourself a cake!

There’s really nothing to say here, but Tasty is here for to help you 😉

9. Make yourself a drink.

Well what better night to toast your beautiful, independent single life? Tasty will also help you with that 🙂

10. Practice some self-love

I mean it’s the celebration of love after all. Love yourself always and celebrate it too!

If you decided to celebrate your singleness with a group of friend:

1. Cook a delicious meal with your friends.

Inviting your friends over for dinner is fun and all, but have you ever cooked a meal all together?

2. MASSIVE Game Night

Boardgames.andmore is your best solution here. 🙂

3. Exchange small gifts

Yes it would be fun to do a valentines version of secret santa with your friends on your Singles Valentines night. Mdgiftsss is the perfect store for that.

4. MOVIE MARATHON.

The night is just getting started, so binge watch some movies while snacking and drinking.

5. Blast some music and hit the dance floor.

It’s been a while since you’ve went out clubbing and shaking those hips, so this is your time to shine cutie-pie!

6. Give each other makeovers!

This is super fun and you can have a blast from it.

7. Have a heart to heart conversation

We all have thoughts and emotions that are triggered during this “lonely” time, it’s good to let them all out.

8. Shake up the night with some delicious cocktails.

Tasty can help too, some anti-valentines group drinks.

9. Smash break a piñata.

An anti-valentine piñata to be specific

10. Do a Valentine’s cleansing ritual

Throw and burn everything that reminds you of past relationships, toxic exes… It helps a lot 🙂

Valentine’s Gift Guide!

Valentine’s this year is a little different, chaotic if you must. But now with the lockdown partially lifted, it’s time to go back and celebrate love! ( For those whom are single out there stay tuned for tomorrow’s article for a single night celebration done the right way).

I thought why not while celebrating let’s support some local stores and show them some LOVE TOO!

First of we have mdgiftsss by Maria Daccache

This is a small store, owned by The Daccache family, the Valentine section is all you need from small boxes to cute little high quality gifts.

2. It must be real

It.must.be.real is the newest most adorable business, owned by Joelle and her mother. Customize your plain old clothes and give them a new life with painting.

3. Ss events lb

Ss_events_lb by Sybelle Semaan is a gorgeous, tasty and professional event planning service. Treat yourself and your loved one on valentine with some delicious goodies that makes your stomach and heart happy.

4. Boardgames.andmore

Who doesn’t love a good freaky game night on valentines? Order your massive game choices from Boardgames.andmore owned by Peter Abou Jaoude, and spend some fun, hot and cute moments with your love.

5. Shiny Pinch Lb

Handmade gorgeous cute accessories are a necessity on Valentines. Beautiful items and a large choice with affordable prices and high quality products come in one place.

6. The engraved yard

Handmade, high quality, wooded variety gadgets are the perfect small gesture to your loved one this Valentines. The engraved yard is a family business owned by the Abboud family, ensure you high quality, customizable products.

7. Gifts with style

Eyo… customized products expert check… For this shop nothing is impossible, from mugs to spotify plaques this store will provide you nothing but high quality and fast delivery.

8. Mandala with a message

Well an honorable mention (because i’m late to write this article and the order time should be made before 3 weeks), why not celebrate valentines everyday with a mandala of your choice customized to tell your unique love story .