Monday, 11 September 2017

A Better Me!

Every time I have stepped into America, I have been asked the same question 'So, you were born on 9-11?'. I just smile and nod. On my birthday, I think this is the best time to make a promise to myself to be a better person. That's the crux of life. This is what we were sent here for. This is the most important ingredient in a good relationship. If we are not good people, our relationships will eventually fail. 

I know I can lose the track and much more than often do things which I know I shouldn't be doing. But today, I promise to make a resolution to myself to be a better version of myself. I want to become a better human being, Muslim, citizen, wife, daughter, sister, neighbor, employee, Tennis player, cousin and friend. I want to be the best version of myself inside out in all my roles in life, now and forever. This day I promise myself the following:

1. Eat better
  • Vegetables
  • Fruits
  • Dry fruits
  • Seeds (flaxseeds, Kalongi etc)
  • Avoid crisps, cream
  • Avoid Oily/Fried foods
  • Do not consume more than 1 glass of Coke/Fanta/7-up in a week
2. Stay Focused
  • Be punctual 
  • Read Quran with translation
  • Say all 5 Namaz even if it gets kaza
  • Do some social work/charity etc
  • Plant trees
  • Do not get distracted by social media, phone etc
  • Remember what we were here for 
3. Exercise
  • Continue 2 hours Tennis everyday on weekdays after work 
  • Continue trekking/walking exercises
4. Hobbies
  • I will continue take out time to do things that I love
  • I will not blame time for not doing things that make me happy

5. Be courteous
  • Say Please, Thank you
  • Smile more
  • Be nice to household staff
  • Hold the door open for the person behind me
  • Be nice

6. Stay in touch 
  • Family & friends are important
  • Make time for them 

7. Be Patient
  • Control your temper
  • Breathe deeply and exhale at times of stress 
  • Increase patience level by making an effort
  • Behave specially in days when everything is going wrong and I am about to lose it 

8. Don't talk rubbish
  • When in doubt, throw it out
  • Speak less and cut it out

9. Be Happy
  • Don't criticize
  • Be positive
  • Get away from all negative energy
10. Look Better 
  • I will make an even more effort every morning in dressing up before I start the day
  • Invest time in face/hair masks/natural remedies
  • Quick and efficient make up techniques
  • Learn different hair styles
11. Face Your Fears
  • Address all fears one by one
  • Discuss with an expert
  • Try to overcome the fears to live a more enriched life
12 Grow as a Person
  • Learn new things
  • See new places
  • Expand interests 
  • Listen to news 
  • Be open-minded
  • Think out of the box


  1. Interesting article. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Bohat mazedar. Meri behn ki bhi yehi bday hai 9 11.