Hello World!

Hello everyone!

I am gonna start this journey now & I am so excited as well as nervous. Well I always wanted to do this but you know I was like Oh my God how i will be able to manage time and all, actually right now too I am like, what am I doing?Haha. And guess what, I made this account like 9 months ago but didn’t post anything,not even a single word. Oh God. I Know I am so lazy but I have to do this. Lol

I have tried to come out of my comfort zone. Awkward feelings aside, I thought that this might be quite a nice way for me to write whatever is in my mind you know.I will write a detailed post on this but for now I am looking forward to a great experience😊

3 Simple Ways To Get Organized In Life!

Getting organized in life is what I am struggling about these days. It’s pretty hard for a messy and lazy person like me. But because of Ramadan no matter what, you have to do all the things on time so this is one of many things I like about this beautiful month. I always try to do my work on time but I fail because I am always like oh I will do this tomorrow or few hours later or I forget to do that and I hate this so much. So nowadays I am trying my best to do all the important things on their time and trying to manage time. Following are steps that will help you in getting organized in an easy way.

1) Use A Planner

This is a very important step and will help you alot. Writing things down in a notebook and planning things is always a great option. Plan things and write everything which is on your list-to-do everyday. I made my own planner like it’s so rough and I am also planning to buy one. I have downloaded one on my phone which was included in Muslimah Bloggers giveaway by Muslim Mommy USA and I can’t wait to get a print of it.

2) Stick to your Plan

Whatever plans you have made or the things you have wrote down, it will be of no use if you’ll not follow this step. Look you have wrote down every thing that you have to do everyday and you have planned everything, now if you’ll not follow it obviously you will not be able to do things on time. This will make you frustrated because you are not able to complete your work on time. So by sticking to your plan and by doing everything on its proper time, you will be able to save time and this will make you happy. This is the step that I missed mostly and results were terrible. I always made time tables, used a notebook but guess what It didn’t work. Why? Because I wasn’t​ sticking to my plan, I was replacing things that okay I will do this tomorrow so let’s do another thing (procrastination at its peek).

3) Relax and Simplify things

This is as important as doing all the tasks on the right time. You will feel some difficulty in doing this because you know a person who procrastinates alot like me can never easily make plans and then stick to it. No like honestly I am still struggling with this and I am trying again this time, hopefully everything will get easy and life will be less frustrated. To be honest you will feel low sometimes but all you need to do is to relax and just take some good rest. Another important thing to relieve stress is to make things simple. This will obviously require a positive mindset. Do things as simply as you can because complicated methods take alot of time and you will feel so tired. Obviously things will become complicated for you if you’ll not finish your work on time so, to avoid that you have to work everything as you have planned. Put yourself in a position where you can focus on doing the right task for the moment. Just relax and do something good for yourself because this is very important if you really want to get organized in life.

What are the steps you are following to help being organized in life? Would love to know that.

Much love.x.

LIVE EVERY MOMENT!

I read this somewhere that psychology says, “It’s healthier to be sad sometimes than happy all the time.”

Life is so unpredictable. We can’t predict what’s gonna happen next because sometimes we expect something and we get an absolutely opposite result. We always feel like why can’t life be just good. Why we feel depressed and lazy on some days and feel good and energetic on some. And we end up thinking that maybe there is a fault somewhere that needs to be fixed. 

You know what there always can’t be happy days, energetic you, great things, positivity all around. There will be some days filled with dull moments, laziness, negativity and it’s completely okay and normal. This world is made up of pairs. Like there is morning and evening, sunshine and rain, happy and sad etc etc

You will find pairs in everything not just physical things but also our emotions, feelings as well. If you are feeling good today it’s not necessary that you will be feeling good tomorrow as well but yes you can struggle to do that. Maybe you will feel lazy for just few seconds and then you will be okay after that.

Personally there are days when I don’t want to do anything and just want to sleep and eat you know and I know you all feel like that too. I try to be as much positive as I can but sometimes I fail but this doesn’t mean that I should start saying that ‘Oh I hate my life’. This is not the thing we should be extremely worried about or start blaming ourselves because it’s pretty normal. No matter how hard you try not all 365 days are going to be the same. Do not blame yourself. Just try to embrace and live every moment. Feel positive towards everything because you are precious. Try to learn new things and try to learn to live bad moments as well because it’s a part of our lives.

All I am trying to say is that if you are not feeling good and something bad happens, do not complain because as we all know everything happens for a reason. We should just pray that every day we will be able to do something extraordinary, something that’ll​ make us happy. 

The more you try to control something, the more it controls you. Free yourself and let things take their own natural course. You can’t control everything. Sometimes you just need to relax and have faith that things will work out. Let go and let life happen.

Ramadan Decorations!

​Hello Everyone!

I was so busy due to finals and finally I am done with all the hectic work and pathetic routine. I didn’t post because of it and now I will be more active here. 

As Ramadan has already started and I didn’t wish you guys or wrote a post about it so guys Ramadan Mubarak to all of you!

Ramadan is my favorite month and I just wait every year for it to come.

We all start preparing for it before 1 or 2 months and we decorate our homes, buy all the necessary items and do all the shopping and important stuff so that we will have more time to pray in Ramadan.

This Ramadan I also decorated my room but because my finals were going on so I didn’t do much and I am kinda sad about it. Anyways so I thought I should share with you all how I decorated my room. 

I just made these by myself as you can see in the picture below

It’s pretty easy because I used items that were easily available. I used hard charts, formic sheet, one shiny covering sheet and that’s it.

I cut hard chart in triangle shapes as you can see and then I covered those triangles with shiny covering sheet (you can use any) with the help of glue. Then I cut formic sheet into circle shape and pasted them on it and wrote one by one alphahets on it with the help of Marker. 

And then I took a thread and put all the triangles in it and pasted it on the wall.

Isn’t it easy? You can use fairy lights as well because they give a beautiful and dreamy look to the room. I am planning to make handmade lamps because they too look so good. My friend sent me this picture and I don’t know actually how to make them. If any one of you know then please tell me. Otherwise I have to watch some YouTube videos!

If you have made something like this, don’t forget to tag me in your post.

My insta username is @_eatreadlive 
I would love to know how you decorated your room for Ramadan❤

Every Day Is A Mother’s Day!

So today is a special day as the whole world is celebrating Mother’s day. I started blogging few days back and I wanted to write something for my mother and I thought today is a great day to write something about the most special person in my life-My mother!💞

Actually I feel like every day should be celebrated as Mother’s day because she deserves more. I am not against wishing her on social media or posting a selfie or something but I think it’s more important to tell her everyday that ‘I love you’. Trust me it will make her feel better. I wanted to write something about my mother but we all know words are never enough to describe what she means to us. I want to write so much and still I can’t find the right words. So please bear with me. Here I go!

“All that I am and I will be, I owe to my mother” -George Washington

My mother is a huge part of my life. When I count the hours that we spend together, traveling, shopping and doing all things together, I realized she is the best thing in the whole wide world.

For me, my mother is my inspiration. I can’t describe my love for her, she’s a role model for me. She is the reason behind every good thing I do. Everyday I just want to do something extraordinary just because of her. Her journey is remarkable and quite inspirational for me. 

She always says ‘Yousra you should write a book on my life, trust me it will be a hit’ and I always laugh because her journey so far is quite remarkable and tough at the same time. I have never seen such a hard working person in my entire life. She is kind towards other people. I am not saying this because she is my mother but because this is all true. Despite so many difficulties she never said that ‘Oh I hate my life.’ This is what motivates me alot. Don’t give up no matter what. She says that ‘Do whatever you think is better for yourself but do well’. Also today is my birthday and I have turned 20 years old but still I don’t usually buy my own dresses, in short she is my stylist. Whatever idea she  come up with that this dress should be sewed like this and all the style stuns me. 

Our choices are so similar, from outfits to jewellery and sandals, she always makes​ sure that everything for us is on point. I just love her and I want to do something extraordinary for her. Nobody in this whole wide world is like your parents, no one can beat their love. My mother went to perform Umrah few days back and you can’t imagine how much I missed her. Everything was incomplete, when I used to come back from uni and after realizing that she is not present at home, I felt so tired at that time. Nobody can replace her. Ami you are the BEST.

My mother gave me life and never once asked for anything in return. That is her secret you know; always giving without expectations. She is as constant as the sunrise, the moon, the stars and I count on her. She helps me find my way through the years and makes me laugh while doing it. There are somethings that only a mother can do.

For all the times I didn’t thank you, either because I was too young, too busy, or just didn’t find the words. Today I want to thank you for all you’ve done for me. Now I realize more and more everything you did, everything you gave and most importantly​ everything you stand for and I love you and I thank you with all my heart. You deserve the best and I will make sure that you will get the best❤

Words can’t describe how much I love you and how much you mean to me.

EVERY DAY IS A MOTHER’S DAY✨

To the world you are a mother, to your child you are the world.

Happy mother’s day to all the beautiful Mother’s out there!

You guys are the best and nobody can beat what you do for your children no matter what💕

How you surprised your mother today?Do let me know in the comments below.

Review Of A Gratitude Journal-Alhamdulillah For Series!

There’s nothing quite like taking the wrapping off a newly arrived postage-delivery to find something truly beautiful, something exciting. Few months ago a Muslim Gratitude Journal came in the mail & guess what it was #AlhamdulillahForSeries gratitude journal by AYEINA. I was so happy & now that I’ve started blogging so I thought that I should write a review of it. Also it’s my first review everything so I am quite nervous actually!

Gratitude is so important in our lives to feel good & stay positive. Gratitude turns what we have into enough. When we start writing what we are thankful for, We feel so good because there are so many little things we should be thankful for in our lives. Allah will increase the things that we are grateful for as you have seen the Beautiful ayah written in the picture above. Feel good and think positive by showing gratitude 🌟

So I believe this is a great work by the talented sisters behind Ayeina who are complete inspiration for all of us. This is the first ever Muslim Gratitude Journal and May Allah  reward team Ayeina for starting this and now it’s  very popular Alhamdulillah 💕

Recently a Gratitude Caption Contest was held on Instagram and Facebook and I can’t explain how beautiful the enteries were. So deep and behind every entry there was a story. This was such a great initiative by Ayeina and there is another good news that contest for children below 13 years old is going to start from 5th of May. A great news actually for all the children out there.

Now let me tell you about the journal!

So okay,

This is how the Journal looks like

When you will open the first page you’ll see this!
” Believer is the believer’s mirror”

Isn’t it beautiful?

Alhamdulillah for Series gratitude journal is divided into four categories. #AlhamdulillahForBasicNecessities , #AlhamdulillahForIslam, #AlhamdulillahForTiesThatBinds & #AlhamdulillahForEverything . There is  a list that you have to fill in each category as week 1,2,3 & 4. You have to write down the things you are grateful for. This is my favorite part actually because you feel so good while writing and then you realize there is so much to thank about and not enough space you know but then you get excited because there is another weekly list that you can fill❤

Let me show you some of the Beautiful illustrations! Yes guys these sisters are so talented. Creativity at its best👌

If you want to see more of these beautiful illustrations you have to check their Instagram account because their Instagram is dedicated to #AlhamdulillahForSeries

Here is the link  

https://www.instagram.com/ayeina_official/
Now Here comes my favorite part, the weekly list part. I have filled it but please don’t judge me by my hand writing. Haha

I started reading & completing it & I can’t describe how I felt at that time. I know it is so hard to stay positive all the time in the world full of negativity but if you want to live a position life then trust me this Journal can help you. You will find your inner peace because you know sometimes we don’t bother paying attention to the little things but actually we can feel good about those little things as well. Now the question is how? It’s so simple. You have to develop a habit of gratitude. This is what I’ve learnt from this beautiful journal and this is what I would recommend it to you all. Those of you who know about this will definitely agree with me and those of who want to buy it you can click on the following link to know from where can you buy it in your country 👇

http://ayeina.com/international-stockists/

Check out their Facebook page👇

https://www.facebook.com/ayeina.online/
And also if you want to get some information and want to read inspiring and interesting stuff, you have to check their website as well👇

http://ayeina.com/
Do let me know in the comments below what are the things that you are grateful for in your life? And also share your experience if you already have this Journal.

Looking forward to your comments ❤

PERFECTION-A LIE!

A few days back I was discussing that what is perfection & all with one of my classmates who I believe is very strong because she lost her mother when she was 6 years old & her father went to abroad leaving her with her aunt. She still is quite positive in her life and never complains. She said something important. She said, Yousra do you know why I am like this?Why I never complain & why I am so positive towards life and the fact that there is nobody to take care of me, my parents left me & I am still happy. You Know why? Because I never wanted to be perfect. I accepted my weaknesses. I wanted to live happily,who doesn’t?So this is the reason I chose a simple life over a complex one. I do so many things wrong everyday & so much wrong has happened to me but I never complain because I trust Allah. Yes I try to be better each day but to be perfect is not my goal. I am so inspired by her.
I actually don’t Know what to write because it would take me the rest of my life to think this thing through but whatever comes in my mind I’m gonna write it down so please bear with me!

A thought came in my mind that why can’t everybody be like her you know? Because she’s been through so much & still she is happy & the reason of her happiness is that her goal is not PERFECTION.

Why we all keep running towards material things to make our lives perfect but there is no peace in our lives & we forget easily that this world is artificial. Life is not perfect. It never has been and it never will be. It means we can stop pursuing the mystical, perfect life. It means we can stop chasing the perfect skin, Perfect job, perfect house & all. It means we can find freedom to live within our imperfections. In fact the sooner we realize that nothing is perfect in this artificial world, the sooner we can begin living better lives. We can finally stop chasing happiness in perfection you Know. Because we all know that Perfection is never doing something wrong & nobody is like that. Do you know someone like a single person who haven’t done something wrong?

So according to me, Perfect is absolutely boring!

Flaws and failures are a part of human condition. And even if you look at the person next to you & believe with all your heart that they ‘have it all’, You are wrong.

Every person in this world has mental, physical or emotional imperfections. When we feel bad about who we are, we are unable to perform successfully in the world around us. Yes we all want to achieve our dreams & goals but let me tell you something. Perfection & success are two completely different terms,

so never get confused that Oh I cannot be perfect so I can’t be successful. No it’s not like that. Personally for me, perfection is absolutely not what I want. Happiness & Positivity is something that is important.

Learn to be happy not perfectly because happiness lies in little things. And sometimes in search of perfection we ignore so many beautiful & important things,we forget who we are.

You are not perfect but you are enough,you are powerful,you can do so many things. Live a simple life. Stop criticizing & judging yourself but obviously try to be a better person each day. What if you can’t do that? Maybe you are good at something else. It’s easy to say that oh that girl is so perfect,how she do that? But you never know what’s going on in her life. So try not to be perfect because perfection doesn’t exist. Allah is perfect & nature is perfect but human beings make mistakes & they are not perfect.

Shine for progress not perfection!

I fall, I rise

I make mistakes

I live, I learn

I’ve been hurt but I’m alive

I’m human & I’m not perfect

But I am thankful……

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You may or may not agree with me but I want to know what are your thoughts on Perfection, please comment below 💕

The Time Is Now!

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I made this account like 9 months ago and now I properly started writing posts because at that time I was like no it’s not the right time to do this, how I will be able to manage time and things like that. But you know what I just realized that I was totally wrong because there is never a right time to do anything, we have to make the time right and do things accordingly.

Why we don’t do things that we want to do?And we always end up doing nothing.

Doing something is better than doing nothing and this is something we all should understand.

” The right time is always now” -Casey Neistat.

Actually it is terrible thing in life, to wait until you are ready. You have to be ready to do all the things you want to do right now. I guess we all do this often because sometimes we are not in a mood to do that thing but we wait for the right time and that never happens because you have to make right time by yourself. Time never waits for anyone so why not do it now. We all should live in the present moment,you know this is the moment you are alive, happy & you can do whatever you want to do. Do not think about past or that what will happen in future, just enjoy this present moment!

I always wanted to come out of my comfort zone and wanted to do something interesting so I just decided that no matter what I am going to do this now and finally I started this journey and I am happy but the fear of judgment is still there. Haha

When you plan to do something and finally you are done with it, trust me the amount of  happiness you get after that  is undescribable.(I know you guys can totally relate to this)

So Don’t wait for things to get easier, simpler and better. Life will always be complicated. Learn to be happy right now, otherwise you will run out of time.

Think Positive Always!🌟