Complete A-Z Guide for Busting Stress
Here’s your visual checklist for navigating through stress in youth.
Attention. Look closely at what causes you stress, so you can manage it with awareness. Be your own camera.
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Balance. Align your work/studies/ business with personal and family time. Consider each as worship and manage your time accordingly.
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Control. Your thoughts become you. Keep them calm & positive and try to see the funny side of life.
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Dhikr. Keep your tongue moist with the remembrance of Allah. ”Verily in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest” [Qur’an 13; V 28]
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Exercise. Move your body and work those muscles. You will become more active, healthy and feel good.
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Friends. Spend time with beneficial companions and get uplifted with good reminders. Share a cup of tea as you exchange ideas.
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Gratitude. Be thankful for all of your blessings. Now get to work and utilise those blessings before old age.
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Hug. Give a hug; to your spouse, parents or your sister/brother.
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Istigfar. Seek forgiveness from Allah, the Most Merciful. And have hope in the Mercy of the Most Merciful.
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Journal. Release your thoughts in words. Let it flow while you capture it with your unique writing style.
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Kindness. Be kind to yourself. You are only human with many weaknesses along with strengths.
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Language. Use positive words to boost good thoughts and feelings. Say ‘I can In Sha Allah’, instead of ‘I cannot’.
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Mindset. Believe in the possibilities of your goals & dreams. Always envision paradise as your final destination.
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Nature. Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of a natural environment. You may even get to feed some ducks or pigeons while out there.
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Open Communication. Have a one-on-one with a trusted person, so you can explore your state of mind & hidden emotions.
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Prayers. When you pray with khusoo [focus], you emerge energised, refreshed and filled with inner peace.
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Quran. Recite verses from the Qur’an or listen to a reciter, while pondering on the meanings. Take these as your reference notes.
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Rest. Take time off. Relax & put your feet up. You could read a book, chat with family or sit outside – while snacking on your favourite cupcakes.
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Stop. Simply STOP whatever you are doing. Step away to re-orient yourself.
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Tahajjud. Wake up at night to pray at least two units of prayers with a heart focused on Allah, the Almighty. Some tranquility will envelop your heart and entire being.
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Understand. Understand those things that trigger your stress. Stay away completely if possible or step away when closeby.
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Visit. Pay a visit to a neighbour or family member. A change of environment will do you good and you will become a source of happiness for others.
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Walk. Take a walk along your street, to the local store or to the park. You may prefer a quiet route to clear your head.
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Xhale. When you feel like exploding, exhale instead. Exhale then inhale, and alternate with words of Glorification of Allah, the Almighty.
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Zzzzz. Always catch your Zzzzz. Plan for a good night rest & feel the tension drain away.
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Hope you are now ready to live a stress less life.
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Which is your favourite stress buster… And in what other ways do you beat stress?
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