We Created A Planner!!

Yes, we worked really hard to get you an exclusive Ja’s lifestyle digital planner!

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A planner will help you organize your daily, weekly and even monthly tasks all in just one book.

Okay let’s break down the content.

In this planner you’ll get 53 weekly planners, and 12 monthly planners.

Weekly Planning Sheet

In the weekly planner, you’ll find small sections based on the day of the week, to put everything you need to achieve by the end of this specific day, in addition to a small section of weekly goals that are needed to achieve by the end of the selected week.

Monthly Planner Sheet

In the monthly planner sheet, you’ll find four/five weeks sections for each week’s goals and general tasks, with of course a section for your monthly goals.

The color has been chosen to ensure the comfort of your vision, when using our digital planner.

And buy our planner and live your life more organized, and meet your daily, weekly, and monthly tasks.

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How to switch to plant based diet easily

As of Tuesday’s post, we talked about the benefits of switching to a plant based diet. So this is your guide to doing so the healthy and easiest way!

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Here are seven simple strategies to help you easily transition to a wholesome, plant-based diet:

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1- Start slow

 Pick a few plant-based meals and rotate them through in a week. “Start with meals you have always enjoyed that just happen to be plant-based.

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2- Cut down meat and processed food intake.

 Instead of going cold turkey from the beginning, start by changing the proportion of plant and animal-based foods on your plate. This will give your mind and body time to accommodate to the new diet. Make simple changes like adding a large portion of salad or a fresh fruit bowl to your daily meals.

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3- Go for plant-based breakfast. 

Once you’ve tested the waters, you can take the next step by committing to eat at least one plant-based meal every day. A wholesome, vegetarian breakfast is a good place to start.

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4- Stock up on healthy foods.

Take time to explore vegetarian and fresh produce aisles at your local supermarket. Stock up your kitchen with nutritious, plant-based foods and keep healthy snack options in easily accessible places like your bag, desk drawer, kitchen counter and fridge.

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5- Keep your meals fun and exciting. 

Focus on foods you like and ones that are easily accessible to you. Then learn new ways to make those simple recipes more fun and flavorful. Try out new recipes every now and then!

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Lastly, keep in mind that any transition takes time. So try, make mistakes and test the waters to see hwta works for you and helps you keep your body in harmony.

For more check the complete article here.

The importance of closure

When things break and end, it’s always hard to move forward and past this feeling of loss, but there’s an important process that helps us cope with the situation and move past it which is closure. In this article we’ll discuss the importance of closure in situations that ended suddenly or ones that seem hard to move past.

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So what does closure mean?

Getting emotional closure means that you can “close the book” on your situation and its associated pain and start working on moving past this painful situation. It helps you learn the lesson, heal fast and let go.

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So how do we get it?

There are different ways for closure, and each individual has their own way of coping. But here’s some of the ways that you can do to get the needed closure and move on with your life.

1. Take full responsibility for yourself.
It’s ultimately up to you to take the necessary actions to help move you forward. Have conversations with yourself, both asking and answering your own questions in a form of a “self-dialogue.”

Being as honest as you can be will pay off in the long run. The pain, hurt, anger, and disappointment will diminish once you’ve cleared the way to a better, more realistic understanding of the situation.

2. Grieve the loss.
Take plenty of time to do this. There is no set amount of time and no prescribed way; it’s totally up to each person to find that for themselves.

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3. Gather your strengths.

  • Focus on the positives. Make a list of your talents, gifts, and assets.
  • Surround yourself with people who know you well, encourage and support you.
  • Shift the emphasis to what you need, what makes you happy. Don’t worry about pleasing others.
  • Assess where you can make positive change in your life.
  • Define and affirm what you’re able to do something about now.

4. Make a plan for the immediate future.
Determine what’s most important for you moving forward. If necessary, reorder your priorities to allow you to explore different possibilities and opportunities that may present themselves to you.

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5. Create a ritual.
Believe it or not, performing a ritual is a powerful tool to help gain closure.

For example, when a relationship is over, what do you do with all of the meaningful items and objects, such as letters, pictures, etc., that were part of the relationship? A “fire ceremony” is a way to consume the past, but any number of rituals that you personally create can provide symbolic finality and closure.

So in the end closure comes from within and not necessary from others. Grief, cry, and enable yourself to feel all your emotions of sadness and loss, but make sure to always re-climb your state to the happy version at all time.

for the full article visit Psychology today.

10 ways to adopt a positive mindset

We’ve all constantly heard that:”All it takes is a positive mindset”. But the struggle becomes too real when you try to do it. Adopting or changing an old mindset can be tricky so we’r here to help.

But the important thing here, is to be patient with yourself and forgiving because it is no an easy process.

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So here’s a guide on how to change your mindset and adopt a more positive one:

  1. Keep a gratitude journal.
  2. Reframe your challenges as opportunities for growth.
  3. Get good at being rejected—it happens to everyone!
  4. Use positive words to describe your life.
  5. Replace have with get (e.g., I have to go to work → I get to go to work).
  6. Don’t let yourself get dragged down into other people’s complaints.
  7. Breathe—consciously, purposefully, and mindfully.
  8. Notice the righteous and good in times of tragedy and violence.
  9. Have solutions ready when you point out problems.
  10. Make someone else smile.
  11. Start your day with a positive affirmation
  12. Focus on the small things
  13. Rewire your brain to find humor in bad situations
  14. Transform your self-talk
  15. Find good mentors and friends (positive influence/vibes)

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How to take care of your mental health

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Taking care of your mental health is becoming more and more a necessity and more common nowadays. A lot of us don’t know how to properly take care of our mental health

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So here’s a guide on how to do so in the most beneficial way possible.

  1. Practice gratitude: Keep a journal with you so you can write down something you’re grateful for every day.
  2. Connect with friends and family. Make time for the people you care about.
  3. Go outside. Try to get at least 30 minutes of sunlight each day to improve your mood and increase energy.
  4. Meditate. Set aside a few minutes each day to center yourself.
  5. Get a good night’s sleep. Try fixating your sleep schedule, to get more sleep.
  6. Improve your physical wellness. Try to exercise at least a few times per week and eat healthier.
  7. Try out different ways of coping with stress. Find something that works for you, such as going for a walk, yoga, deep breathing, listening to music, etc.
  8. Do something kind. Making someone else happy will make you feel happy, too.
  9. Make time for yourself. Set aside time each day to be alone and recharge.
  10. Do something you enjoy. Practice a hobby, watch a TV show you like, read a book, etc.
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Some books that might help you from amazon!

Journal (how to)

Lately people have been talking about journaling, writing in their journal… It isn’t something new, you’ve probably used a diary when you were younger and now stopped.

In this article we will focus on why keeping a journal is important nowadays.

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Let’s start with the benefits you gain from journaling:

  • Manage anxiety
  • Reduce stress
  • Cope with depression
  • Helping you prioritize problems, fears, and concerns
  • Tracking any symptoms day-to-day so that you can recognize triggers and learn ways to better control them
  • Providing an opportunity for positive self-talk and identifying negative thoughts and behaviors
  • Relax and meditate each day.
  • Eat a healthy, balanced diet.
  • Exercise regularly—get in some activity every day.
  • Treat yourself to plenty of sleep each night.
  • Stay focused on your goals (daily or the big ones).

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Some books that might help you from amazon!

How to journal

These are some tips that will help you get started: (pick what suits you best)

  • Try to write every day: make time for it, spare 10-20 minutes a day to focus on writing.
  • Make it easy: Keep a pen and paper handy at all times, if you prefer digital journaling, keep your notes app always available.
  • Write or draw whatever feels right: Your journal, your rules. Nothing is write or wrong when expressing your thoughts or emotions.
  • Use your journal as you see fit: Your emotions and vulnerability are private, so is your journal.

So as you can see, keeping a journal and using it everyday will help you make your day happier, better and worth it.

how to celebrate small success and why it’s important?

All our lives, we’re wired to wait for big things to be happy about, a big announcement, big achievement are worth celebrating. But the process leading us to get that big announcement or achieve that big goal is important and there’s a rollercoaster of small successes that are worth celebrating that we ignore. (cute gifs are included)

Speaking of which, most of the time we get attached to big events happen that we get so sad while waiting to accomplish our goals, which delays our goal from happening.

So here’s how you can celebrate small successes and adopt a more celebratory approach to life.

1- Treat yourself

Go on that fancy dinner with your friends or alone too, buy something delicious or even a gift to congratulate yourself.

2- Take a day off

Spend a well-deserved, earned me day, celebrating and taking care of yourself.

3- Write your feelings

Writing your feelings about a happy event will help rewire your brain when things get bad one day.

4- Blast some celebrating music and have a dance party

Music is the body’s harmony, dance to the rhythm and forget the world around you, just celebrate yourself and your current reason for extreme happiness and joy. 

5- Dress up for no reason

Dress up, for you alone at home, maybe cook a delicious dinner or go out have a fancy dinner with yourself

6- Go to dinner with your friends

Celebrating with your friends is a good way to share your happiness with.

7- Journal your small successful steps.

This way when you accomplish your goal, you’d have written proof of every little step you’ve gone through that lead you to your big accomplishment.

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10 ways to make a good ENVIRONMENTAL impact

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The climate crisis is calling you to make a move. Our planet is in danger, the clock is ticking. Massive natural disasters are happening around the world; untameable wildfires, massive hurricanes/tornadoes, disastrous floods…

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It’s getting more and more dangerous each year and it’s time to take some action. We all asked ourselves how can we contribute to help fight climate change, so here’s a list of easy ways that can help you change your lifestyle to have a good impact on the environment. And remember your move counts!

1- Cut off single used plastics

Water bottles, sodas, forks, and plastic plates, plastic bags, are a must-go. There are a lot of substitutes that are reusable and made from sustainable materials. Shop here.

2- Switch to Renewable Resources

The universe has gifted us with so many blessings, and one of them is reusable energy. Sun, wind, water. Let’s use them to produce our needed energy.

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3- Eat less meat, and do not WASTE.

Eating less meat will help reduce the amount of meat needed to be produced. With that being said, it will reduce water use, and the CO2 emissions caused by meat production. Switching to a vegan/vegetarian diet can help too. And wasting food adds to the amount of CO2 being created in landfills. Which contributes to worsening the greenhouse effect.

4- Get invested in recycling more.

Recycle everything you can: paper, cartons, plastic bottles, metal containers, and cans, glass, and jars, some places can recycle electronics too. Check locally live love recycle.

5- Thrift Shop!

“Don’t Throw It, Fix It And Use It Again”, should be your new mindset from a “buying new stuff” perspective. Giving clothes, books, mirrors… and a lot more items a second life, can help you save money and save the planet by reducing waste. Try PINK ATTIK.

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6- Limit your water use.

Having running water in your house is a blessing that not everyone has, but that doesn’t mean you should waste a big amount of water just for having it. Reducing the amount of water you use daily, (no not your water intake), can help reduce the wasteful, polluted untreated water that goes straight to the ocean.

7- Use eco-friendly cleaning products.

You can make your own with a homemade recipe (check our Pinterest for some ideas, we post our favorite recipes regularly)

8- Common transportation:

Using buses, taxis, and public transportation is important for a significant change in CO2 emissions.

9- Volunteer and plant some trees:

Plant some trees to give some green ambiance around your house and town, but more importantly, volunteer in different NGOs to contribute to the reforestation of some areas in your country. Check (locally): Jouzour Loubnan and Lebanon Reforestation Initiative.

10- Change your brands

Change your brands to eco-friendly, cruelty-free ones that can help you make an even bigger impact on the climate fight. Lush for example is a great example for more clean living.

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AN AWESOME BOOK TO ADD TO YOUR COLLECTION OF SELF-HELP.

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Self-help books are a great source and the new trend to get everything you need for growth. We love collecting books and adding them to our collection and of course, share them with you to help you with your self-improvement journey.

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For this awesome book “Words that Might Mean Something to Someone Someday” , we had the chance to get an exclusive few words from the author himself Bashar Abou Hawili

“Words that Might Mean Something to Someone Someday” is a modern poetry book about love, loss, and the five stages of grief. I wrote this book when I was at a very low point in my life. I had lost who I thought was the love of my life, and I thought the pain was too much too handle, but day by day, my life started to turn around. This book goes through that process, step by step. It’s very personal and raw. It’s literally a piece of my heart that I’m so happy to share with the world. Get your copy now, available on amazon and kindle!

How To Night Routine

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A night routine is everything you do before heading to bed. As much as morning routine is important for good day start, a night routine is important for the ending of a day.

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We all know how hard it can be to stick to a night routine after a very long day at work, but for a more healthy lifestyle you should be starting to adopt and create you own personal routine for bedtime.

Night routines have been liked to a better faster and healthier more wholesome sleep.

Let’s create your night routine!

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  1. Meditate. Ending your day with a guide meditation is the calming energy you need for a goof night sleep.
  2. Have a Healthy dinner
  3. Tidy some clutters and do some laundry
  4. Prepare for tomorrow.
  5. Skincare routine
  6. Take a hot bath to relax
  7. End of the day journal
  8. Read a book
  9. Listen to some good calm music
  10. Avoid alcohol
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Night Routines are like Morning Routines, to every individual its own. It’s all about practices and what works for you.

But if you need a checklist article for both morning and night routines, to give you some ideas about what to include into your routines, leave a comment.

A checklist routine won’t determine what you need to put into your routine but it will help you point out the essentials.