We’re far too quick and harsh when we judge ourselves but honey, I say no more!
Here’s what I hope will become a new trend on social media: a self appreciation post.
Not just a cute selfie with some random quote about happiness but a real effort to appreciate yourself for who you are/have done/overcome/are doing etc.
I’ll go first but please feel free to comment three things below that you appreciate about yourself and start celebrating the beautiful creature that you are!
I’m so proud of myself for taking big risks in life and following my passion and intuition. Not only because it helped me start The Healthy Hijab 4 years ago and meet many wonderful people in the process but also for taking the risk of leaving it behind to go travelling around Europe with my dog so I could grow further as a person.
I don’t follow the norm and that’s why I stand out even brighter, bolder and bigger. It’s scary to be an outspoken, non-hijabi, cursing, loud, colourful and flawed Muslim woman but I still do it. And I love that about myself!
My big voice and my even bigger laugh. Yes I know I’m loud. I know my voice carries. I know it’s hard to ignore. But thankfully, I’ve learnt that my voice was created big so others could hear my message. The one thing I used to be so scared about growing up is perhaps the one thing that drives me stronger than ever before - I AM MUSLIMAH, HEAR ME ROAR!