EASY WAYS TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE!

Keeping in line with Ramadan themed posts, here’s some easy and cheap ways anyone can make a difference to someone’s life, while feeling content with yourself in the sense that you’ve made change. Any change, no matter how small or big it is, is just what we need more of in this world!

INFORM YOURSELF ON THE WORLD!Ā Far too many people are cluelimagesess on daily events, tragedies and misconceptions that circulate the world on a daily basis, leading the way to ignorance which can cause misunderstanding and therefore an unnecessary conflict between people. The most simplest way is to watch more of the news or download an app! However, don’t rely too much on one politically inclined newspaper else you face being told what to think! The most healthy thing is to self inform yourself on the in and outs of our planet through different sources, coming to your own conclusion. It’ll teach you to love more and bring you towards truth šŸ™‚

BROADEN YOURĀ HORIZONS!Ā Following on from this, far too many people are too stuck in their own social sphere to understand other people. Immerse yourself in a foreign language or different culture, make a foreign friend/pen pal, talk to people that are not exclusive to your own social, ethnic or religious background. If we all did this, we could remove some of the unfortunate barriers that lead to misconceptions and lack of understanding of our one race – the human race.

LEARN SOME EMERGENCY FIRST AID!Ā This is arguably very important, and can potentially save a life. It’s clear that so many of us, perhaps through no fault of our own, lack knowledge in basic emergency medical attention that could potentially save a life. We’re not all doctors, but there are very simple things we can do in life threatening moments such as heart attacks. You’d be surprised at just how easy they are! If you are a UK resident/national you can get a free pocket first aid guide delivered to your door from St Johns Ambulance here:Ā https://www.sja.org.uk/sja/first-aid-advice/get-a-free-first-aid-guide.aspxĀ And if you’re not from the UK, you can still download it!

FEED A HOMELESS PERSON/VOLUNTEER! For less than a fiver, you could instantly help someone who may not have eaten in hours. It also is a way to avoid the worries that some people have in directly giving cash to the homeless. But if you want to donate or feed in mass numbers, it’d be great to aid a homeless shelter with food or cash donations! You could even volunteer, particularly if you are young, as not only will you feel great, but you’ll gain vital experience for your future work prospective!

SIGN A PETITION! This is perhaps one of the easiest things to do at the click of a button! Your signature may feel minute, but it all adds up and collectively, could bring social awareness to some of the major problems in the world which you may feel strongly about, from mental health and woman’s rights, to child labour, persecution of ethnic and religious minorities, poverty, children’s education and human rights. The list is endless, and you may end up discovering more about issues that affect us all collectively, whether it be direct or indirect.

And finally,Ā SMILE A BIT MORE!Ā Yes, there are important issues to tackle in the world but how can we do that without more compassion and solidarity to them? If we can all unite under the fact that we’re human, then ‘differences’ will seem irrelevant in tackling the issues together, united.

‘Even a smile is charity’

-Prophet Muhammad

Thanks for reading, don’t forget to LIKE, SHARE and FOLLOW for more šŸ™‚

Bushra xx

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TOP MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES

I’ve not been posting for a while because of A Level stress, and so it seems fitting to post the best motivational quotes if you’re struggling with revision,exams or life in general!

‘It’s better to live for one day as a lion than 1000 as a what-is-motivationsheep. Be an innovator, a gamechanger, a motivator, not a follower.’

‘Never downgrade your dream to fit with reality. Upgrade your motivation to match your destiny. Dream so big it scares you’

‘It’s okay to be a glowstick. Sometimes we all have to break to shine’Ā 

The dream is free. The hustle is soldĀ separately’

‘Aim for the moon and beyond. Even if you miss, you will land amongst the stars’

‘If you want something you’ve never had, then you have to do something you’ve never done’

‘If it was easy, then everyone could do it. TheĀ challengeĀ makes itĀ more valuable’

‘Successful people know that it’s the bottom that’s overcrowded, not the top’

First they’ll ignore you. Then they’ll laugh at you. Then they’ll fight you. Then you’ll win.’

#STAYMOTIVATED

Bushra x

CREATING A BLOG! | Top Tips

I’ve had a blog for almost wordpress-tag-clouda year, and there are some things which I’ve picked up which should help if you want to create one! šŸ™‚

1) Make the blog personal to you, and write content you can be proud of.Ā Write about things that you have a passion for, and what interests YOU, not what you think people want to hear. I’ve noticed that the most popular blogs tend to stick to one theme and post updates and content based on that one theme. They also usually have a much more tight knit community of followers as they’re all interested in that specific topic. However, it’s down to personal preference and I personally don’t really stick to a single theme and write about whatever interests me.

2) Write regularly! This is what will attract people to your blog, and let them know that you are consistent in your posts, and therefore worth following. However regularly you wish to post is up to you; most people post a few times a week, some even post every day! Also, posting about topics that are hot in the news at that time, especially if you have a blog based on politics or activism, will mean your posts will be of interest to people who are curious, and will mean your blog will be in the midst when people search for that topic.

3) Share your posts on social media.Ā Let people know about your blog! You may be exactly the blog someone is looking for! With hundreds of millions on social media, it doesn’t take long for someone to maybe check your blog out and subscribe!

4) Don’t expect to gain followers straightaway. Blogs, like other social networks have millions of people all aiming to gain lots of subscribers and followers. However, unlike other social media, blogs can be very personal and people will usually only subscribe to what interests them and what they’d like to read about. Content of your blog is key to whether someone chooses to follow your blog. This is exactly why it’s much harder to gain followers on a blog and even the most popular ones started with little to none followers, and yet it stillĀ takes months, and more likely even years to gain a good amount of followers. Followers can even be really inconsistent. For example, one post might gain you five new subscribers, and after that you might not get any for many posts to come. It’s all part of having a blog, and don’t let any of it take you away from blogging! This leads on to my next point…

5) Don’t give up!Ā It can honestly feel like you’re writing for no – one for ages, but if you really enjoy blogging then continue! Give it time, and who knows where it can lead to?

Link your blog in the comments! šŸ™‚ x

Bushra xxx