17 Sep Positive Affirmations & your Quran Journey
Beloved friends of The Quran,
How are you this Friday?
All too often, I hear students talk down to…themselves! Yes! Statements such as : “I’m too old to memorise!” “I’m not capable of concentrating”, etc.
What if we were to change our affirmations to more positive ones?
By repeatedly vocalizing our positive affirmations, we train our minds to stop over-focusing on the negatives and instead re-route our minds to see the beauty that Allah SWT has created us with, inside out.
“We have certainly created mankind in the best of stature.” [The Quran, 95:4]
Beloved sister…Let us shift our thoughts back to Allah SWT, remembering that He is the One who created us, nurtured us, and sustains us.
AlHumdulillah, my concentration is strong.
AlHumdulillah, I train my mind to focus.
AlHumdulillah, I limit multitasking. I give my full attention to one activity at a time.
AlHumdulillah, taking a mindful approach helps me to work more productively and experience less tension. I accomplish more in less time.
AlHumdulillah, I sit down for a few minutes each day to still my mind and observe my thoughts. As I practice, I learn how to choose the objects of my attention in any situation.
AlHumdulillah, I take care of my mind and body. My physical and mental wellbeing are closely connected. I prioritize sleep, good nutrition, and staying active. I exercise my mind with games that sharpen my mental abilities.
AlHumdulillah, I deal with stress constructively. It is easier to concentrate when I feel relaxed.
AlHumdulillah, I pause for breaks throughout the day. A brief walk or a chat with a friend refreshes me. I return to work with greater enthusiasm and a sharper focus.
AlHumdulillah, I minimize distractions as much as possible. I put aside worries and doubts. I clear away physical clutter. I turn off electronic devices and try to find a quiet place to work. When I am interrupted, I bounce back quickly. Instead of becoming irritated, I accept diversions as a natural part of life.
Today, I remind myself to focus on the present moment. My mind is calm and clear. I am able to concentrate more fully for longer periods of time.
I’d love to hear from you: what are you affirming about your hifdh today?