Monday, 27 June 2011

Energetic for Life!

“In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit.”

Albert Schweitzer

(Keep those energetic and bubbly people/friends close - their positive energy will light up your life!) (:

Monday, 20 June 2011

Beach Party

...Isn't that such a beautiful picture of the beach? It was taken on Saturday 18th June 2011 at Western-Super-Mare, which is off the coast of Bristol.

It was a family day out - well half the family - the other half weren't able to go.

I decided the Sunday before that I wanted to go - kinda a 'last minute dot com' thing - and then dragged mama with me!

I got real excited about it - you know kiddy excited lol.

Though my schedule is off the hook right now and I have so much study and biz work to do I decided to go - short break - clear the clutter.

It was a rocktastic day - I made a vlog and will upload it when its edited (niece is editing it). I had a very hard bang on the head - and I mean 'VERY' hard - I can now, after 48 hours, feel the aftermath - its painful!

Beach was beautiful - golden sand - all clean - brand new 'Grand Pier', went indoor Go-Karting - spent time on the beach walking, pondering, reflecting and making dhikr.

Tide was out and didn't come back til very late - and we had to leave - so missed the sea water splashing on my feet - usually the highlight of beach day - but never mind.

Nieces and nephews enjoyed themselves and I enjoyed spending a whole day with them.

***Take-away*** - to spend more family time together - outside of home and to take frequent breaks.

***Wish-Time*** - to travel and see all the beauty of the UK and then travel abroad! (:

Monday, 13 June 2011

Monday Blues

...YOU have the Monday Blues?

<------ Monday Morning Mantra!!!

Isn't it so negative to associate the colour 'blue' with a day in the week and then just ruin everything?!

I mean, you end up 'hating' Monday's, then you start hating the colour blue, and then you start hating everything that is blue and like, what if on a Monday a big blue happy bear came up to you and said; 'Hey there buddy, its a Monday - Happy Monday!!!' What would your reaction be???

**Picture if you will!**

Why do people suffer from the Monday blues?

If we look at this and dissect it from all angles then we realise that the true reason why people have the Monday blues is because they are not happy with their current state, their life maybe lacking some important meaning and their soul is yearning for happiness.

The 'simple' solution? Give meaning to your life and start living the life YOU dream and will be happy with!

*Ducks before all those rotten tomatoes come my way*

Okay, okay - I get it, something happened at home, with friends or at work etc etc and so its lingered on and now you have to return to work on a Monday (weekend you could lie in and never get out of bed, never face the world - or go out and party hard until you woke up and realised you weren't in familiar surroundings - and by the way, both these types of scenarios do happen and aren't good for anyone!) BUT don't ruin the start of YOUR week on negative thoughts - because whether this kinda makes sense to you or not - the only one not happy is YOU and its YOUR week that will be ruined - everyone else will be getting on with what they want to get on with - so why do you want to start YOUR week on a downer?

**Reflection Moment**

Easy said than done! So is a lot of things in life, but we get on with it when we have to, right?

Listen, this is about YOU - so before the week begins for YOU then do the quick following exercise. Grab your journal or pen and paper and write down all the negative thoughts and feelings you're having and why they happened. Do a bubble map or mind map and let things out - just get them out your system - this is your cleansing time. Once all those thoughts are out then close your eyes and picture your perfect Monday - see everything, feel everything, smell the beautiful smells (perfumes, spring, nature, baked cakes) and feel the warm energy flow all around you and inside you, taste the tastes and use all your senses to feel your perfect Monday!

Then when you're full inside - with all the warm positive feelings and feeling happy then open your eyes and plan for your day ahead - whatever it is that you will be doing. Jump into bed (make sure you sleep in wudu (ablution)), say your prayers, and make intention to wake up for Fajr prayer (dawn prayer). When you start your day for the Monday (at whatever time - work/school/college/Uni - whatever) just before you leave for your day then close your eyes and quickly but surely run your perfect Monday in your mind - feel all the emotions you felt when you did the exercise the night before and then open your eyes and say; 'I'm going to have a Rocking Monday', say the Basmallah (starting with the name of Allah (God)) and then just go for it - and whatever happens - keep repeating your new Monday Mantra!'

So, on that note - wherever you are in the Universe (reading this); 'Have a Rocking Monday'!!! (=

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Monday, 6 June 2011

Be Authentic!

...To live a successful, productive, powerful, energetic, fulfilled and spiritual life you have to 'Be Your Authentic Self.'

***What does this mean?***

It means being who you were created to be.

It means your soul being happy in your body.

It means accepting your flaws and shortcomings and working to better yourself.

It means celebrating your strengths and achievements.

It means having an 'Attitude of Gratitude' - thanking Allah (swt) at every point and really truly appreciating from within - from the soul.

***But what if the 'Authentic Me' is not so good?***

Simple - you work on yourself, daily!

Everyday we work on ourselves to make ourselves better - there is no such thing as perfect but YOU are the perfect YOU and there is only one of you - so nurture the YOU.

You were put in this world as a unique being so celebrate that and allow yourself to grow, learn, develop, mature and enjoy the one life you have in this world.

If you spend a life time of trying to be like someone else then you are only harming yourself as you will never be happy or fulfilled in any area of your life.

Don't compare your life to anyone elses - as each one of us has a unique journey and we are all travelling upon different roads.

When you are not the authentic you then you are being one way to one person and another way to someone else - a bit like lying - and we know that lying ultimately hurts only us.

So go ahead, make a vow today to start being the authentic you and working on your daily self-development - atleast 30 minutes each day.

When you are being your authentic self then all the doors of opportunites will open up to you, you will make a greater impact in the world and you we be the complete person that you were created to be.

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