Bismillah, Allah swt loves me! So I owe it to myself to take care of me. I’m the Founder of MuslimMentalAid which supports Sisters who are challenged by mental health issues, in order to do that I need to practice what I preach! I also have a mental illness so I totally understand the challenges HOWEVER I also know that Allah swt is with me every step of the way! Alhamdulillah.
So how do I take care of myself?
Healthy diet, regular exercise and necessary medications for my physical wellbeing. Equally important is my Spiritual well-being so I pray Salah, recite Dhikr (which is an excellent form of meditation!) and listen to Nasheeds which I absolutely LOVE because I get to sing along! And singing makes me joyful so I praise my Creator whilst deriving joy too! Definitely a positive!
I also write poetry which I see as a gift from Allah swt, which is VERY therapeutic at the same time allowing me to be in touch with my emotions.
Finally I love fighting for Human Rights, not only does it empower others, it also empowers me Alhamdulillah!!!!!
Social Media has been a Godsend as it allows me to engage with other likeminded people, which is very good for a healthy mindset.
My family and friends are my support network Alhamdulillah and I’m GRATEFUL to Allah swt for them. I end by saying I know You love me Allah, I love You Allah swt very much, and I belong to You!