Bismillahir rahmanir raheem
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.
Last year I used the Muslimah Bloggers January Prompt to write my first article of 2017, but this year, I want to give you 17 ways you can care for yourself in 2017.
Since becoming a mother, self care has become a really serious thing for me. As women, we forget that to fill the cup of others, we must also fulfill ourselves. You can’t give from an empty vessel!
So here (in no particular order) are 17 before 2017!
#1 Keep praying. And if you don’t already, START
#2 Start a dua journal
#3 Seek forgiveness from Allah
#4 Ask others for forgiveness
#5 Forgive yourself
#6 Give sadaqah
#7 Start a gratitude journal (this is something I’ll be doing myself. To see examples, follow me on Instagram)
#9 Make new friends (I have a project for this coming up so stay tuned)
#10 Stop comparing yourself to others. Comparison is the thief of joy!
#12 Get a new hobby
#13 Learn a new skill
#15 Drink more water
#16 Get in some exercise
#17 LOVE ALLAH SWT, LOVE HIS MESSENGER SAW AND LOVE YOURSELF
At the end of the day, you need to take care of yourself before you care for others. It’s a mantra that we all need to incorporate into our lives. InshaAllah the next post will be about my goals for the year to come. Stay tuned for that!
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