Healthy before Sick

Visited my grandparents today with my family, one was already discharged and resting at home while his wife was still in hospital. May our presence bring them a bit of relief and happiness and may Allah swt grant them good health ameen.

YOLO isn’t about eating all you want, doing all you want while neglecting your health. Mum has been reminding me, that I need to start taking care of my health now that I’m still young. I can’t agree more. So.. avoid fast food and processed foods. Avoid sugary and carbonated drinks. Cut the caffeine, drink honey lemon water instead everyday. Go for wholemeal, eat fruits and vegetables everyday. Eat in moderation. And the most challenging part? Get back to consistent physical activity every week! #mustokmust

How weak is man! 

I came to this conclusion by the time I finished reading the above paragraph of my Social Psychology textbook.

We humans are often, more than not, so prone to errors and lapses.. even in rationalising ours and other people’s behaviors. Like I learnt in the concept of fundamental attribution error, we usually attribute a person’s behavior either to their disposition or by the situational factors. It is said that people(mainly referring to Westerners but can be applied to others also) often do the former to other people. Then when it comes to ourselves, we defend ourselves attributing our behavior to the situation.

… And so is man, regardless of how intelligent and strong he perceives his human capacity.

May we seek knowledge for the right intentions and gain knowledge that benefits us and the people around us!

The Light of the Night 

The beautiful moon two nights ago. Excuse the laundry hanged by my neighbour please hehe.

I’m reminded of what my ustazah said during class last week when she mentioned how when we reach scenic and picturesque places like New Zealand(for example) then we say “SubhanAllah”. Ouch. Haha.

Truth is, His beauty is all around. His signs are all around. We just need to open our eyes and hearts to see, feel and believe. May He increase us in vision and understanding!

Surah Yunus, Verse 5:

It is He who made the sun a shining light and the moon a derived light and determined for it phases – that you may know the number of years and account [of time]. Allah has not created this except in truth. He details the signs for a people who know

You’re Not Alone, Chin Up! 

Know that you’re not alone. You’re not the only one struggling. There are so many people out there struggling too. Some with coping with loss of loved ones, depression, addiction, phobia, anger management problems, physical and verbal abuse.. the list goes on.

The world is bigger than just me. There is a life out there, outside of my mind, and outside of my life. Therefore, be gentle. To yourself. To others. Everyday, rise again. Try again. Smile. Present your best. Do your best. Learn. 

Let’s tread this journey of healing together.