The Rest and Relaxation Protocol


Bismillah ir Rahman ir Raheem

Assalam alaikum wr wb, peeps.

Once again – not feeling great.

It’s not more of the same. Was feeling good then had a sudden turn of weather.

What does feeling bad feel like to me? In a word – exhaustion. My head hurts, my stomach and chest hurts. I feel like a rubber band stretched too tight. This has been happening far too often lately and I think Allah (Subhaana Wa Ta’aala) is telling me it’s time for a change.

I think Allah (Subhaana Wa Ta’aala) is trying to tell me to slow down and live with more intention. Intention is not scrabbling for power in the darkness, smacking away every human being that comes close. Intention is grabbing what you got and going after it.

Problem is, I don’t know what I got and I don’t know what I’m going after.

In other words – I haven’t planned my year yet. I know – it’s February.

As I said before, I hate planning. I hate disappointing myself.

But I’ve recently shifted my perspective on planning. Planning is simply a tool to help me show up with – you guessed it – the right intention insha Allah. If things go well, Alhamdulillah (thank God)! If not, thank God! Perhaps something better will fall into place.

Better late than never.

May Allah (subhaana wa ta’aala) help me get over my allergy to planning. May He make my week of rest and reflection productive and inspiring. May I be set up practically and spiritually for the rest of the year. Ameen!

May Allah (subhaana wa ta’aala) grant us success in this life and the next.

Peace out.

Wassalam and Fee Amanillah,

The Happy Muslimah.

4 thoughts on “The Rest and Relaxation Protocol

  1. Salamutations. I think I know how you feel. I hit that wall of exhaustion a couple of weeks ago and so I’ve given up plotting and planning. I will leave everything in the Hands of the Best of Planners. Back to the day job and my family.

  2. Ameen to all your duas. Whats sometimes worked for me is to have some some longer term goals that are tricky backed by some shorter terms ones that are more probably. That way, i have something to fall back on, in case i face obstacles in the more tricky goals.

    Our lord is indeed the best of planners and i agree its best to leave it to him after striving as well

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