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« on: Dec 22, 2012 01:49 AM »

Assalamu alaikum,

So recently there was an article on MuslimMatters about how to spend your time beneficially in the holidays. I'm on holiday now and I realized that I just have LOADS of free time on my hands. For me "an idle mind is the devil's workshop", as soon as I have nothing to do I begin thinking and feeling guilty and dropping back into my depressed state that I had to work so hard to overcome while I was at school. At school I can focus on doing my work well, physical activities, talking with friends etc, then I can really focus on reading Quran/praying when the time comes. Whereas now my day is just empty and I feel so lethargic! Any tips for how to fill my time?

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« Reply #1 on: Dec 25, 2012 02:54 AM »


Spend a little time each day in du'a/dhikr thanking Allah for what He has blessed you with, and ask Him to help you fill your time in a beneficial manner....Du'a really works. You'll feel better immediately when you put your trust in Allah, and then, of course, Allah is the best at taking care of our affairs.

Maybe you can make a list of things you always wish you had time but were always to busy to do (especially Iman related types of things).

Plus, eat some chocolate, exercise, eat your favorite food, travel, volunteer in the community, pick up a hobby, or what ever else eases your blues. By the way, don't feel guilty about having a vacation. It gives us time to focus on other things that matter, whether it is taking care of ourselves by just having needed rest or using the time for other interests.

Hope this helps!
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