To Sleep or Not to Sleep

Do you ever experience days where it seems like the world is against you? Days when the most mundane sounds and the smallest interruptions to your plans leave you aggravated? Days that seem to have it out for you from the moment you wake up. Breakfast isn’t quite right, your hot beverage isn’t as hot […]

Locking Horns- The Toxicity of Social Media Competition

A mother frantically scrolls through her Facebook account, making sure she has reached out to every friend, relative, and colleague on the unusually long list. The contest ends in two hours and she is still 50 likes behind the top runner. She thinks about every effort she made to make sure her 3-year-old son’s photo […]

Emotional Numbness

You are a male marmoset who has a partner and newborns behind you. You cherish your newborns and lick them, protect them from predators and find the perfect shelter for them. You are taking care of your partner who just gave birth to the newborns,you are letting her rest and now you’re taking the lead.  […]

7 Tips to Help You Manage Your Social Anxiety

Social anxiety can be described as the fear of social interactions, more specifically, the potential negative consequences of such interactions, for example, being embarrassed, judged, rejected etc. With up to 7% of the general population being affected, it is the 3rd largest mental health issue. Much like other mental disorders, social anxiety disorder is one […]

Beyond the Hustle Culture: Part 1

Hustle. ˈhʌs·əl to act quickly and with energy. (Cambridge Dictionary) This word had risen to popularity in the recent years. Once a black-jack term, it successfully made its way into a positive word loved by people who strive to be successful. You probably see it often: on an Instagram story, on your friend’s WhatsApp Status, on the page of […]

Tools to Improve Your Mental Health: Self-Care

فَبِأَيِّ آلَاءِ رَبِّكَ تَتَمَارَىٰ – Then which of your Lord’s favours will you deny? (Surah An-Najm, Ayah 55) From the air we breathe to the clothes we wear and the livelihood we earn and enjoy, there are numerous blessings we have from Allah SWT. We, in our ignorance, often forget that all we have and […]

The What, Why and How of Self-Communication

These past few months, I have noticed a pattern in the advertisement section. Barely a day goes by without an advertisement of some form of seminar or workshop on communication skills. The massive amounts of aids, lectures, tips and tricks to effective communication has been evident both online and offline. Having enrolled in the year […]

How Should We React To Rejection?

We, as human beings are naturally inclined towards being accepted because we are social beings. When we are not accepted or rejected, it damages and hurts us emotionally and lowers our mental health. Rejection of a university application, of a job, a proposal, or aside from all these you may even be struggling with emotional […]

Tools to Improve Your Mental Health: Exercise

Physical Fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity. -John F. Kennedy Long before the stereotype of the perfect male and female body garnered the attention of the masses, the past cultures had insisted on physical exercises. Of course, […]

How to Foster Resilience

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful” –Joshua J. Marine Resilience is the ability to get back up when life knocks you down, it’s not letting traumatic events and difficult times get the best of you and moving forward. It’s crucial for growth and contentment. Islam has always […]