For after hardship there is relief
Hello friends,sometimes a person just loses hope after so much days of difficulty and exhaustion. Even if that person does not want to lose hope, after a long time of depression a person would begin to feel that it is hopeless and why should that person ever want to continue… Well, there is this beautiful ayah in the Qur’an that promises us relief/ happiness after a hard time (With hardship comes ease) in Surah ash-Sharh. Hasn’t anybody ever though about it? It is a promise of relief after a hard time. You see… we all get a little down sometimes, get a little depressed and a successful person should learn how to pick themselves up. So…
How to feel better when you are down:
1. Read Quraan
Read the handbook of life, the quraan, it has answers to every problem you will face, just search for the answer. The Qur’an will help you, it lights up you heart, it gives you strength to move on and become better.
2. Help somebody –> get a smile on somebody’s face
Want to be happy? make someone else happy… get that smile on somebody’s face. Help an orphan, give charity, help a friend. There is always somebody in need of a little smile, plus that smile will just fill your heart with joy. When you help people, Allah will help you.
3. Change that boring old routine
Ok… living in a routine IS depressing, same thing everyday… blah blah blah. That is one boring life!! Do something new, do something crazy, be yourself and not somebody else. Change that boring routine go somewhere new, do something new. What is important is that YOU change that routine.
4. Take a shower
As odd as that sounds, but taking a shower is actually relaxing. Keeps you clean and smelling nice, washes away that sadness on you.
5. Do some little accomplishments to help you feel like you are useful.
Accomplish something today like a little victory maybe, whatever it is. Get the tv remote first, get the lead role in a play, eat the last candy, get a little raise on a job, eat something you like. Do a little something that make YOU happy, not somebody else. (of course as long as it doesn’t anger Allah)
6. Talk about it
Everybody has friends right? Somebody you could trust and tell them everything and ask for their advise.
7. Learn about Allah and the Jannah
Read about Allah and the Jannah and trust me, your heart will be filled with love, happiness, and want. How could it not? Reading about the beauty of the Jannah or reading about your creator and what he is like, you cannot love something you don’t know.
8. Find a hobby
Me, I like to write/read. That is my hobby, I enjoy doing it. Find something you love to do, something you are good at doing and do it, it will help you forget your sadness and focus on something you love.
9. Look through old photos of a happy time
Remember that time when you were a kid and everything was perfect? well I do. Look through an old family album full of pictures about a happy time and know that someday you will be looking back to these days through pictures and videos, so take a lot of them.
Everyone feels vulnerable and lonely from time to time, but the key is to know how to cheer yourself up, then you’ll get through these tough moments just fine. You know why, because you’ll learn to appreciate these sad moments. When you experience those sad moments, you remember Allah and he promised that after depression and hardship comes relief and happiness. Life is like a roller coaster, it has both ups and downs, wouldn’t it be boring if it just went through a straight road with no ups and downs? who would ride it?. Life is full of ups and downs and that’s what makes it so great.