So the end of the Gregorian year is upon us! While some will be making New Years Resolutions (not me lol), as Muslims we can take this time to reflect upon the year and set goals for the year to come inshaAllah.
Everyone has a breaking point whether we like to accept it or not but you don;t have to go over the edge. Yes, it's a good feeling to blow off steam every now and again but making a habit of it can be more detrimental than good. So here are some tips and tricks for you to try out the next time you feel like you;re going to blow your top inshaAllah!
The Prophet (saw) was an expert communicator and an amazing example for us all. 38% of communication is dictated by the tone of your voice whilst 55% is physiology. From studying neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) I can totally agree with these figures. One of the greatest indicators that someone is being truthful, lying, are uncomfortable or excited is by their body language as well as their speech. But what about the sunnah way of communicating?
Islam teaches us that we are upon the way of our friends, so be careful who we befriend. And although I love those that are around me, having my own identity and rising above what is accepted by all to the ultimate truth held only by Allah swt is quite a task. So who are YOU? This may not be a question you can answer right now but here are two exercise you can do to figure it out inshaAllah.
Criticism isn't always a bad thing however, people take it badly because, we're not used to being told about ourselves (to put it bluntly). I never used to take criticism well but when I realised the people who were giving me that feedback were coming from a place of love, I re-evaluated my situation.