How To Deal With Stress

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Stress is one of the very few certainties that touch every individual at some point of their life. It is inevitable, but how we choose to deal with it will make all the difference. There is no one way to deal with stress; you must experiment to find what works for you. Dealing with stress in a positive and healthy manner will add to your overall well-being. Here are a few quick tips to help you de-stress when you don’t have much time to devote for relaxing:

  1. Practice breathing exercise. It is so simple yet so undervalued. Taking five minutes to take deep breathes with your eyes closed will make all the difference. I promise you that.
  2. Light up scented candles. I love lighting candles especially when I’m studying really late at night. The aroma and the lights really put me in a calming mood.
  3. When sitting for longing hour studying or working, get up and take 5 minutes to stretch your body.
  4. Hang a positive quote where you can see it. Someone near to my heart once told me “Just remember that no matter how hard one minute may be or how long it may last. In the very end, it will only be one minute and not a second longer.” I immediately wrote it down and hanged it on top of my desk so I always remember that whatever stress I’m under, it will only be for a certain period of time.
  5. Watch a motivational video. There are some days when I feel so overwhelmed with stress that I don’t know what to do. I found that taking 5 minutes to watch a motivational video on youtube helps boost my confidence and remind me why I’m working so hard.
  6. Listen to relaxing music. I personally found that listening relaxing music while working on calculations or after a very long day helps me relax.
  7. Talk to a family member or a friend. It will help put things into perspective. They can give you tips on how to tackle your situation as well as remind you that you are capable of handling anything that comes your way.
  8. Remember why you are doing it. For example, instead of stressing over work and how much you need to get done. You can say “I am working to provide for my family and be the best role model for my kids so they can someday be successful individuals.”
  9. Change your perspective. Simply changing the way you look at a situation will immediately change how you feel about it. Just by saying “I can do this” or “Things will work out at the end” instead of “I’m so dumb” or “I can never get it done” will help you calm down and control stress.
  10. Enjoy a hot drink. I personally love drinking green tea with organic honey 🙂
  11. Finally, go for a walk for 10 minutes to get some fresh air will make you feel brand new.

I hope these tips help you as much as they help me. xoxo

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Minimal

Hey there girls!
I am so excited to be back to blogging! I had midterms for over 2 weeks so I was basically studying studying studying.  Finishing midterms has marked the end of half of this semester (Yayy!) 😀 On a side note, I have officially received the document to register for the graduation project! Two words that I thought I would never see lool!

For today’s look, I wanted to keep it very minimal. As they say, less is more. I am wearing white straight pants with a white blouse and a grey vest on top for added coverage. I am also wearing grey heels and grey handbag. I finished the look with a soft pink scarf and a large necklace for a touch of color. You can play it down by wearing converse, a long strap handbag and changing the necklace.

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What I’m wearing:

Pants: Zara

Blouse: Van Huessen

Shoes: Zara

Handbag: Furla

Watch: Swatch

Its good to be back! xoxo

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Maroon Abaya

Hey there girls!

This was my first week back to pharmacy school and I’m already counting the weeks for the semester to be over lool! 😀 This semester will involve a great deal of hard work, but I’m looking forward for the challenge. As my dad always says “Nothing great comes easy.”

 For those who don’t know what an abaya is, it is a loose dress like over-garment that is worn in parts of the Muslim countries. It is traditionally black but the recent trend of colored abaya’s is really beautiful! ❤ So for today’s post, I am wearing a maroon abaya with floral detailing along the front, back and on the sleeves. The shoulders are lifted giving it a royal feel and it has pockets (yayy!). I finished the look with an off-white blouse, pants and hijab.

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What I’m Wearing:

Abaya: Regional Designer

Pants: American Eagle

Blouse: Khol’s

Hijab: Local Store

Love you guys! xoxo

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Pop of Color

Hola Chicas!

With Ramadan coming to an end, I have been busy celebrating Eid with my family and friends. My family and I spent the first day of Eid on a cruise ship enjoying a fancy dinner. The music was great and the staff was super nice, it was a day to remember alhamdulillah ❤

I got a request asking me to post a hijab friendly look that is comfortable yet fashionable when traveling on a plane so here it is 🙂  I am wearing black boot cut jeans with an oversize white and black blouse. I finished the look with purple sandals, a purple handbag that is large enough to put all my things and a purple jersey hijab. Jersey is the perfect fabric to wear when traveling, working out or spending long hours wearing the hijab because it stays in place so you never have to worry about how you look.

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I just had to share a picture of the dinner while we were on the cruise ship 🙂

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What Im Wearing:

Jeans: GAP

Blouse: H&M

Sandals: Michel Kores

Hijab: Local store

Ring: Forever 21

Until next time! xoxo

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Red, White and Blue

Hi there girls!

I am so sad that my internship has ended. I had a wonderful supervisor that trained me, answered all my never ending questions and gave me the opportunity to take on cases. I learned so much so to show my appreciation to the staff, I decided to bring them chocolate cupcakes with a small thank you card. Hopefully they love it.

Bootcut jeans are back and they are a major trend this season! I love this style of jeans because it isn’t tight making it more modest. I decided to pair my bootcut jeans with a white blouse and a long red cardigan for extra coverage. I matched it with a floral print hijab and white sandals. I finished the look with a belt and a large gold bracelet. This outfit is super chic, fashionable yet modest. Hope you like this look!

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I had to share a photo of the cupcakes 😀

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What I’m Wearing:

Pants: Gap

Blouse: Khols

Cardigan: Forever 21

Sandals: Tommy Hilfiger

Hijab: Splash

Belt: New Look

Ramadan is almost over y’all! xoxo

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White, Orange and Gold

Hello there girls!

I started my training in a pharmacy and it has been a wonderful experience thus far! I have learned so much about different types of medication and on dealing with patients. I’m taking the evening shift this week so I’m getting back home very late, but it is definitely worth it.

This blog post is another summer inspired outfit. My main focus is showing hijabis how to wear outfits that are very light, fashionable but still be modest for the summer. So today I am wearing wide orange patterned pants with a white blouse that’s short from the front and long from the back providing a little extra coverage. I finished it off with gold accessories and a gold watch.

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What I’m Wearing:

Blouse: Khols

Pants: New Look

Watch: Swatch

Hijab: Local store

Accessories: Forever 21

Belt: New Look

Ramadan Kareem! xoxo

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