Yes, I’m back and alive! No, I didn’t abandon this blog. Life became too hectic and swept me away in it’s currents, as it usually does. Exams and such. You don’t want to know, it’s nothing exciting.
A LOT has changed since you’ve last read my words on your screen. It’s been six whole months, Alhamdulillah. This semester has been the roughest yet. It has taught me so much about time and perspective, and it’s a valuable lesson.
It’s verryyy easy to get stressed about the unknown, hell, there’s a whole profession dedicated to studying the things we don’t know about this world. As you get older, you have to manage more things, think about more things and worry about more things. It doesn’t have to be stressful.
We get so caught up thinking about tomorrow, we don’t think about today.
I find myself, more often than not, staring up at the mountain of Life, and spending less time actually making progress. Worrying is such a waste of brain space. How does one stop worrying? Easy. Block off the concept of the ‘day after tomorrow’. Focus on the here and the now, so if you have five hours free before you sleep on a Sunday night, make a decision before about how you can occupy yourself and make progress on your goals.
Another issue I had was the whole concept of time. Anxiety before a big exam is something I suffer from chronically. It doesn’t have to be like that. Once you stop worrying about the ‘day after tomorrow’, something largely out of your control, you come to realise something.
Time is like a rolling freight train. It doesn’t stop.
I know I made a real mind blowing observation, but picture this; you are sitting in your room pacing back and forth about an exam you have in a weeks time. Will pacing make time slow down so your exam is further away? NO. With that time you spend worrying, you can achieve so much more for that exam. You’re on this mad train, you might as well smile about it.
There are times where you will feel like exploding because of stress. Just remember two things, time and perspective;
- The event you are dreading is coming at you at a set speed whether you like it or not.
- You can stop thinking about the event, and start doing something productive towards succeeding at the event.
When you realise this, just smile. Life could be worse. Allah picked out the battle for you, and He knows you best.
It’s a waste of your intelligence to spend it worrying, you’re destined for greater things.
Honey, you’re gonna be fine 🙂
A reminder to myself first and foremost, insha’Allah!.