Ramadan- Q+A, Tips And Survival Guide

…Including 100 Things To Do When Fasting To Get Your Mind Off Food.

It’s Ramadan. Wow.

I could just leave it at that and leave you all here thinking ‘what is she on about?’, but the whole point of this post is to help any of my fellow Muslims fasting to survive and to teach all of my other readers about what Ramadan really is and what it really means.

That’s why I made this post- to help my fellow Muslim readers get through the month and to show my readers who are still confused about it all as to what it means.

I’ve got a Q+A, some of my best tips and even a list of 100 things you can do in Ramadan to help you get your mind off food. Are you ready for an insane blog post?

Let’s do this!

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Life Lessons I’ll Never Forget

I won’t lie. I’ve only been on this planet for twelve years. I can’t say that I know every single little thing there is to know about life. But however you like to think of it, no matter how many years you’ve been on this Earth, you’re going to learn something- and loads of these things will be life lessons. I decided that today would be a good day to get all ‘deep and meaningful’ and to reflect on the lessons that I’ve taken away from life- so far.

SCIENCE PRAC REPORTS SUCK. I know that isn’t exactly ‘Nobel Peace Prize’ material- but it’s important information. PRAC REPORTS SUCK. Okay, we’re clear on that. Let’s move on.

NOTHING LASTS FOREVER. Remember how sad you were when you were eight and didn’t win the stuffed bunny at the school fete? (Holy moly it rhymes.) You got over that. It didn’t last forever. Hopefully. So, the friendship problems you’re having right now or the sadness of your dog dying- that won’t last forever. Just as how the joy you felt when winning the talent contest went away- eventually. And, yes, unfortunately, a chocolate bar won’t last forever either. Oh what a heartless world we live in. The moral? Keep the happy times and memories close to you, and remember that the sadness will go away.

IF SOMEONE’S GOING TO THROW YOU TO THE WOLVES, THEN YOU MUST COME BACK TO THAT PERSON LEADER OF THE PACK. What do I mean by this? I mean that you need to recognise the amazing traits you have and use them to TAKE OVER THE WORLD. Okay, maybe don’t go that far but if something bad happens to you, use it to your advantage. Learn something new. Show the world that you KICK BUTT.

YOU’RE IN CHARGE OF WHAT LIFE DOES TO YOU. You can’t control what happens in life, but you are in control of what it does to you. You can take anything that feels negative and just turn it into a positive lesson. With this kind of attitude, your life would actually be #goals. No lie. Keep this close at heart and you’ll go all the way with a smile.

DO ONE OF THESE THINGS EVERY DAY: Compliment someone random if you think they look/are cool, come up with a crazy idea, take the step you were always too scared to take, re-arrange everything into something better- physically or mentally, or let everyone have the blessing of you being completely and utterly you. When you do this, you instantly feel awesome and it’s a pretty awesome habit and trait to have. Live life a little more and take whatever you are given. It’s yours to cherish.

MY BIGGEST PIECE OF ADVICE THAT I WILL NEVER, EVER FORGET- YOU ARE NEVER ALONE. Notice how I made the ‘never’ really noticeable? Take the hint. I mean NEVER. EVER. I think you get the point by now. No matter what you want to say, no matter how bad you think things are, you are absolutely, never, ever alone. There is always someone you can talk to. There is always someone who cares. There is always someone who loves you and will listen. ALWAYS.

Do you have any life lessons that you will always keep close at heart?

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#NoFilter Tag

 

What a commonly used hashtag- #NoFilter. But the question is, how much ‘no filter’ are we really seeing? Obviously, people hide private stuff because not everything is made to be shared with the world. But there are little things that we hide because they’re not really something we’d share. Like, no, of course I’m not gonna take a photo of my old toothbrush I found in my toilet sewage. I’m gonna take my nice new one and take a photo of that instead. Duh. So the point of this tag that I am inventing? To let these tiny little nit-picky things come out.

The Rulez of The Tag:

  • Link to the person who nominated you for the tag, and also link back to the creator of the tag and this post (ME! Hatsy! Yay!) because she’s nosy and wants to see your answers.
  • Write 3-5 little nit-picky things about you that don’t normally make it to the Internet- aka they get ‘blocked by the filter’ (you don’t have to talk about something really personal and private if you don’t want to, just write about something a bit weird)!
  • For extra points, you can make the featured image something that has not been retouched or edited at all!
  • Tag 3-5 people to also do this tag and let them know by commenting on their blogs/social media.

My random ‘confessions’:

  1. I have horrible mouth genes and my mouth is really crowded. I’ve had to get 9 teeth pulled out and I currently wear headgear for at least 10 hours at night. It’s not fun (geez Mum and Dad. SURELY one of you could have had a less cramped mouth?)!
  2. I will ALWAYS eat all the food, no matter how many times you tell me not to. OOOOHH gourmet pretzels! OOOOHH chocolate! *waits until no-one is looking* MINE MINE MINE MINE!
  3. I actually have very few makeup products. I only have one foundation and one concealer. Instead, I love to buy a whole heap of skin care products (although I am planning on buying a lot more makeup products from now on!)
  4. I don’t have an iPhone- in fact, I got one of the first phone models there was! It’s really annoying (as well as it being partly broken after me being reckless with it- part of the keypad is broken!) but the battery lasts forEVER so that’s a bonus.
  5. I’m actually pretty awkward when it comes to replying to comments. Sometimes I forget to until about a week later (oops) and I often find myself asking questions to the other person who’s commented on my blog and never get replies. I think I may be a boring person (especially with how sweet you guys all are with your comments- and I end up replying ‘thanks! It really means a lot. Chat soon amazing human xx’ like SERIOUSLY? Am I that un-creative?)

For this tag I nominate:

Emily from Its Emiwee

Rose from Rose Gold Linings Blog

Ariana from Raven Wings Blog

Alice from This Is Alio

Karen from Confetti and Curves

And if you would like to do this tag, I officially nominate you! I know that people always say that and no-one does it but if you want to do this tag, I would love for you to help me grow this funny little tag.

See you guys soon!

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Best Night Ever

Yesterday I gave an important speech at a formal event and I was super nervous about it- but it turned out to go great! Loads of people congratulated me and wanted to know about my blog- yes, this one! Hey guys if you’re reading this. Anyway! I thought I would publish my speech (don’t worry, it’s not too long) and a couple of photos from the night. Enjoy!

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My New Confidence Goals

A while ago I put on my everyday make-up and then went to the beach for a while. I had a brand-new concealer on so I didn’t think it was going to wash off. Thinking I looked fine, I walked around looking happy. I then got home and saw that my le naturale face was back (let’s just pretend I spelt that right), and I thought, ‘oh no! I’ve walked around so confidently and my face looked awful!’ but in reality, I didn’t get any weird looks…

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