40Days to transform my life!

Feel like you are letting yourself down? Know you can do better but aren't sure how? Make great resolutions but don't follow through? Sounds just like me. Which is why I am resolving to commit 40Days to making a lasting difference to my life, insha Allah. This blog is the online home of my personal 40Day Challenge - you can join me or simply follow my progress (or lack of it!).

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Dreaming of a different me


Asalaamu alaikum warahmatullah, my dear sisters and fellow travellers.

Our life coach at SISTERS Magazine, Sayeda Habib, advises us to visualise the life that we want, in great detail.
I won't bore you with the details of my dream here but I will share with you some of the central characteristics of the 'dream me'.

"I am a Muslimah who honours her relationship with her Lord, who honours her deen.
I am a woman who honours the body that her Lord gave her, nurturing it with the right food, keeping it healthy, building its strength and stamina for a life of vigour, passion and service to others.
I am a wife who honours her relationship with her man, who nurtures it, never taking it for granted.
I am a mother who honours her bond with her children, giving freely of herself, taking her role seriously.
I am a family member and friend who honours the code of family and sisterhood, who takes time to be there, to remember, to share and to listen.
I am a colleague who honours her responsibilities within the team, who respect her team mates and is true to her word.
I am a human being with honour and integrity.
I am a Muslim who is mindful of all of the above."

That is the 'dream me'.

Now it's your turn to dream of a different you. What is she like? Tell us here or tell it to yourself but make it real in your mind and write it down, read over it. Let the vision fill you with hope and excitement about the journey to come.

Of course, nothing is possible without the help of Allah ta'ala and we depend on Him for success - but it starts here, with a wish, with an intention, with a du'a.

Get to know the 'dream you', give her a hug - give her my salaam. Tell her 'marhaban'...

Na'ima B.

PS> To read the article on visualisation and achieving balance in your life, click here.


Anonymous said...

Excellent stuff! ;-) Shukran!

://: Héni ://: said...

Esalaamu aleikoum

Sounds great I will check with you. I have started also a challenge on my blog Lighter side of life and on Muslim Mom Café forums if you would like to joint would be great!!!

UmmSuhayb said...

asalamaoleykum, may Allah make this journey easy and successful for you, amin. From mw, I would say 10 habits to change at once is too much. I could go for 2 or 3. One would be to stop the words 'I'm too busy' coming out of my mouth when the kids ask me to do something with them. It's like I'm choosing other things above them, which has to be done sometimes, but not as the rule.
The big P word is number 2, Procrastination. I'm trying to avoid this at the basic level of doing small things eg wash a dirty plate that's lingering on the worktop, rather than having to go through the thought process of things needing doing, again and again. It's a case of 'Just do it!'
and as my first 2 are dunya orientated must do something for akhirah and try and incorporate more ibadah into everyday life eg saying JazakAllahkhair more often when its needed ( and there was an article in SISTERS a while back on this?)

Na'ima said...

Umm Suhayb,
i so hear you! It really is hard to give the children the time they deserve, the time they need so much. May Allah help us all.
I would like to see you counting how many times you let those fateful words slip and see if you can reduce it every day - you can do it, sis!