1. Focus on the "why" by making a meaningful intention. Read more about finding your "why" and the magic formula for finding more meaning here.

2. Wipe the slate clean. Don't allow your past to dictate your future.

3. Think big. In fact think massive. Allah is Infinite. Don't limit your dreams.

4. Aim to fail 50% of the time.

5. Now harness your new vision  to shape your present.

6. Don't forget "alhamdulillah" 📿 The power of gratitude and gratitude journaling cannot be overstated. Check out a few of the benefits here.

If you’ve ever had any building work done at home you’ll know that there’s a lot of Shawshank before you experience any Redemption. There’s the dust for starters. Multiple decisions need to be made simultaneously often under extreme time and financial pressure. Then there’s the dust. Well-intentioned plans need to be redrawn. Did I mention the dust? However, despite the intensity of the building period, the end result - a new extension, a loft conversion or even a redecorated room - certainly sparks joy and reminds us of the art of the possible.

In a similar vein the physical and spiritual struggles of the month of Ramadan are akin to the challenges a building project presents. Except in this situation the project to  be remodelled and reconstructed is you!

Hopefully we wave goodbye to the month of Ramadan with a spiritually spring-cleaned interior.

"Be conscious of Allah wherever you may be; follow up an evil deed with a good one which will wipe (the former) out, and behave good-naturedly towards people." - Prophet Muhammad

As we move past the half-way mark of this month of reformation let's build upon the foundations we've hopefully laid so far. ⠀

Now is the time to target habits that don't serve us. We all have behaviours that almost seem hard-wired into our psyche that we wish we could replace or improve upon. Let's capitalise on this month by stripping away the unnecessary and focusing on what's truly important to us. ⠀

We've created a free one-page downloadable PDF - the Jeem Habit Maker, designed to help you break old habits and make new habits.⠀

Take some time to examine the triggers, reasons and motivations for certain behaviours and use the same technique to forge a new way forward.⠀

Join us this Ramadan to harness the energy of the holy month by nurturing beautiful Qur'anic and Prophetic characteristics. ⁣

At Jeem we believe in quality rather than quantity. Less is more: we don't plan to overwhelm; we plan to inspire.⁣

It's so easy to start the month at full pelt, only to fizzle out of energy towards the crucial final nights. It's even easier to let the awesome routines we develop during Ramadan fade away after Eid. Trust us - we've been there, done that and got the t-shirt!

With Ramadan around the corner, we're taking some time out this week to gather our thoughts, prepare a plan and set some achievable goals iA. Over the last few years we've found that time and...

OK Google! Alexa!⁣

Did you know that use of smart assistants within the home ranges from 2 to 18 commands a day?⁣

We vividly recall one of our Hajj mentors reflecting upon communication with our Creator during prayer and outside of prayer. ⁣

He saw it as a fluid environment: one where the communication continues regardless of time of day but varies in intention and intensity. ⁣

He even jokingly suggested that you could talk to Allah during your drive to work and passersby will just assume you're on a bluetooth call.⁣

As we called out to our digital device yesterday evening, the action reminded us that maybe we should call upon Allah similarly - ask anything - with expectation, with hope, with clarity...⁣
Mondays trend to bring with them a particular blend of feelings and thoughts: inevitability, gloominess, dread. ⁣

But they don't have to!⁣

Taking just 5 minutes of time out before your Monday gets going can be all it takes to reframe your day.⁣

Use those 5 minutes to consider any combination of the following ideas:⁣ 
"The cure for the pain is in the pain." - Rumi

Whilst recently on a phone call with a dear friend we discussed this quote as we talked, surrounded by so much pain. He on the brink of a devastating loss, and I, seeing more deaths in my work as a doctor in recent months than in so many previous years.⁣

In the midst of this global pandemic, with the light at the end of the tunnel seeming increasingly distant, this quote really resonated with us. ⁣

The pain we all feel, for ourselves and for each other, can be instructional and a catalyst for realisation and transformation.⁣