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! 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 🙂

BROADEN YOUR HORIZONS! 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! 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: https://www.sja.org.uk/sja/first-aid-advice/get-a-free-first-aid-guide.aspx 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, SMILE A BIT MORE! 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

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Bushra xx

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MY TOP TIPS FOR ULTIMATE HAPPINESS!

1) Make a change in your Girl blowing dandelion seed head at sunsetdiet for the better. I have recently started to eat a lot more healthier, not only for my health in the long term, but to simply feel better about myself and much happier. However, eating healthier doesn’t happen overnight, as it’s so easy to constanty eat healthy and then give up and stuff yourself, which is why it’s better to eat in moderation. A small simple change, such as adding fruit to your cereal, or reducing meal sizes goes a long way!

2) Do what you have to do, for you. It’s so easy to be manipulated by everyone on what’s ‘cool’ and what’s not. We are so easily influenced into thinking we have to have something, or must do something in order to gain attention that may feel good, but it isn’t YOU. Do what feels right; not what people tell you is. If you want to study for a test rather than go out with friends, and you’re laughed at or called a nerd, so what? You’ll get the grades and then you’ll see whose laughing 😉

3) Wake up a little earlier. Start your day a little earlier than usual; that way you’ll have a fresh start and will get your tasks done quicker, leaving more time for yourself. If you don’t already, you can now have breakfast, which is arguably the most important meal of the day. DON’T SKIP IT!!

4) Take up a hobby! This is one of my more bigger tips in terms of change, but it will really get your creative side flowing. We all tend to have things we have always wanted to try; why not get around to them? If you don’t try and make time now, then when?

5) Pay it forward. Remember that time you were helped out by someone? Pay that forward and do something for someone else. Good karma will only come back to you. Look at your life and have some gratitude. The fact that you can even access this post means you have access to something the majority of the world does not. Donate to a charity, smile at a stranger or if you live away from home, pay a surprise visit to your family. Life’s too short to put other things before your friends and family.

6) Make a small change in your routine. Humans tend to get bored of the same old day fairly quickly. Make a minor change in your way of life to spice it up a little more. eg. switch your makeup up, or take a different route to work. It will make life that slight more interesting.

7) Learn something new! The sheer beauty of life is way to beautiful to be left undiscovered. Whether you research the misconceptions of a certain topic and educate yourself, or simply revise a topic for class, knowledge is truly power, and the key to the future.

8) Most importantly – just remember the value in life itself. There are so many things that we can earn through hard work, such as money and materialistic things, but in reality, our graves will always be the same, despite there being major differences in wealth throughout the planet. This is exactly why you shouldn’t let such things control you; rather you control them. Don’t forget the importance in being a better human being, and looking out for others. It will make you feel good, too.

Bushra xx Don’t forget to follow/subscribe! 🙂