Saturday, January 16, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Brother Mustafaa Muhammad
In the Name of ALLAH, The Beneficent, The Merciful
There comes a time in all of our lives as we juggle family, children, work, maintaining friendships etc., where we must step back and just rest. We have to remember that the person in the mirror needs maintenance from time to time.
Some people may think you are being selfish or aloof, but The Bible says love your neighbor as you love yourself making self love #1 and important. Though writing is one of my loves, I still must step away(from time to time) from that which I enjoy to recharge and replenish myself along the mental, spiritual and physical planes of existence.
I think this is a great idea to do from time to time. Do something to relax and unwind from the rigors of life. It can be for 5min, 24 hours or one week, but make sure you do something that makes you feel good. Heather Headley in her past song calls this "Me time". Though she was speaking from a female point of view... us men need our "me time" too so that we may be recharged.
***Some tips for taking time out for yourself ***
#1 Seek a change of scenery. If possible go on a mini vacation to a near by city or even get yourself a nice hotel room with room service and the Jacuzzi. The change of scenery will allow you to get away from the routine and allow the mind to open up to new possibilities.
#2 This may seem little, but a relaxing hot bath does wonders to rejuvenate the mind and body. With the essential oils out now you an actually turn your bath tub into a therapeutic healing center.
#3 How about taking a walk in a different area or to a walking trail. The benefits of walking are known for physical upkeep and also allow the mind and spiritual self to commune in nature.
#4 Don't be afraid to unplug everyone from your life for a specific period to heal and renew. If they truly love you they will understand and will encourage you to increase self love by doing a unplug.
Thank you for reading these few words
Posted by Brother Mustafaa at 11:43 AM