Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Rest, Relax, Unwind and Pray

mood: excited
craving: a good spa treatment
Salam Alikom to my sisters in Islam and a big hola.gifto all my non-muslim followers and readers....

This post is pretty random. :D Enjoy.

Your secret to anti-ageing

  • Do not be negative. Find positive sides even in negative things. 
  • Have passion and patience for your beloved one.
  • Be organized then you will not be stressed.
  • Drink water and sleep as much as you can and don't forget to remove your make-up before going to bed. 

Connect with Nature. 

At the first sign of spring, take a hike in the woods or a walk on the beach. In my case, United Arab Emirates is very nice from October- April. So, anyone who lives where it's cold, when the weather permits, go out and connect with nature.

Seasonal relaxation engages the senses. 

Express Your Creativity

All you need is a "little kid" coloring book with old favorite cartoon characters, an extra large box of crayons, and no artistic standards. And don't be afraid to color outside the lines! 

Camp Out

Close a day of active outdoor activity with star watching and singing around the campfire. Appreciate the fresh air and night sounds from the cocoon of calm inside your tent. 

Make Peace with Your Past

Cultivating forgiveness is complex. Forgive yourself for any regrets, but don't force yourself into a resolution. Forgiveness will help you let go of guilt, anger, anxiety, and fear. Remember - you are more affected by negative feelings and memories than the other person involved. 

supplicate more (make dua) 

What is Dua? 
Literally the word Dua means “to call upon.” In Islam Dua or supplication means to address Allah (SWT) with praise, thanksgiving, hope, and to mention one’s needs. In English it is also referred to as “Prayer.”

O Allah! (God)You are my Lord. There is no deity except You. You are my Creator and I am your creature. I try to keep my covenant with You and to live in the hope of Your promise as well as I can. I seek refuge in You from my own evil deeds. I acknowledge Your favours to me; and I acknowledge my sins. Forgive me my sins, for there is no one who can forgive sins except You

اللهم أنت ربي, لا إله إلا أنت , خلقتني وأنا عبدك, وأنا على عهدك ووعدك ماستطعت, أعوذ بك من شر ما صنعت, أبوء لك بنعمتك علي و أبوء بذنبي فاغفر لي, فإنه لا يغفر الذنوب إلا أنت

Allah! (God) I seek refuge in You from worry and sorrow. I seek refuge in You from impotence and sloth, from stinginess and cowardice, and I seek refuge in You from the burden of debt and from being humbled by men

اللهم إني أعوذ بك من الهم والحزن ، وأعوذ بك من العجز والكسل ، وأعوذ بك من الجبن والبخل ، وأعوذ بك من غلبة الدين وقهر الرجال

O Allah! (God) Grant health to my body. O Allah (God) grant health to my hearing. O Allah! (God) Grant health to my sight. There is no deity except You.

الله عافني في بدني ، اللهم عافني في سمعي ، اللهم عافني في بصري

Ameen, wa sally Allahuma ala sayedina Mohammed wa sallim taslima katheera

final whisper: never be less than you can be



Nurul said...

Salam, sis.

I totally dig the 'Make Peace with Your Past'. That is really true. I feel much better now than when I was young and angry all the time. Alhamdulillah. Thanks for sharing this, sis! :X

Miss Dreamer said...


There is this thing about your posts and your words that always manages to make me smile a smile of true content! You come up with the most inspiring and spontaneous and amazing ideas!

I commend on that and I admire your brilliance and the pure and loving soul you have.

I love you
Big hug sister

[[[ x Smiley x ]]] said...

"Be organized then you will not be stressed" I just cant seem to be organised! I find it soo weird which is weird, right? If im organised i miss all the huffy-puffy-running-around bit :S

Lovely post sis!
It bought a smile to my face :)

[[[ x Smiley x ]]] said...

PS: I love the new look! You have soo many little cute tabs on the sides :)

My Getaway said...

Thanks for sharing this! :)

miss_dior said...

this should be golden rules!!!!wonderful!!! hugs :X

Gypsy-Heart said...

Salam Texan,You left out, use really good moisturizer LOL. j/k Love the post.

Strawberry said...

Assalaam Alikom sister,
Jazake Allah for this post..
It's really help the people ...
I enjoyed reading your post indeed..

Take care sis,
See yaa...

OmAbdullah said...

thanks for sharing those secrets ;)

lol @ gypsy heart :))

All very great tips and of course du'a is the most important. No matter where you are, or what your doing, or what your life is like... Du'a is the best answer.

May Allah reward you

Sara said...

Aww masAllah amazing post! I actually want to grow up faster, but I think these tips are perfect for everyone. I love each and all of these things :)

Bliss said...

Loved your post!!

Ze2red said...

loved this so much. yet i think it is hard for me to be organized all the time :D

Erika said...

Taking out a coloring book and crayons sounds really tempting! Lol :D

& I think a lot of people have a hard time making peace with the past, I know I do..but thanks for sharing this with us. It's always nice to be reminded of what's important in life. I'll definitely strive to be no less that I can be ;)

+ Yes, my boyfriend Pablo takes my pictures, personally I think he is a mighty good photographer ;)


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