Everyone needs a reBOOT – Thoughts on Confessions of a Muslim MOMmaholic’s reBOOT

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I took the re-BOOT on a whim. I’ve never taken any self-improvement courses, never even considered them really. I’ve always thought of myself as the sort of person who knows who I am, what I want and the things I need to change. But there was something, something about this that just clicked. And even though I didn’t rush to sign up. It was on my mind, a lot. So after I’d read the description of the re-BOOT a couple of times, I prayed istikharah and took the plunge. 

And subhanAllah, what a wonderfully refreshing plunge it was.

The thing about Saira Siddiqui (The Mommaholic herself) is, she cares. She genuinely cared about us getting the most out of the course and she demonstrated it from Day 1. Most of the moms taking the course had young kids and man we’re a demographic that needs some lovin’. Mummyhood is a tough job and that extra little encouragement goes a long way!

What the reBOOT did for me (by Allah’s Leave):

– It helped me sort through the bajillion ideas I had in my head. That was cathartic to say the least.

– It made me really think about the things that ‘suck’ my time away. To ask myself, are these necessary? how can I reduce these or stop them completely?

– It gave me the push I had desperately needed to start writing again. The blog had been collecting internet dust for a year or so.

– During and after it, I truly felt like there was more barakah in my time and more clarity of thought – THIS is what I want to do, to be, these are the things that I pray will ultimately make me closer to Allah ‘azza wa jal.

Having the support group was important as well. Mostly because I knew I was with women all over the world who get it. Get motherhood, get Islam. So it was awesome to connect with like-minded people and was heartening to hear about their successes, no matter how small they were. And most importantly, Saira reminded us to make du’a over and over again. Reinforcing the point that no change can come about except with the help of Allah.

We all need to re-BOOT. To take the time to step back from the day to day rhythm of our lives, reflect, evaluate and then step back in, refreshed and renewed. If Saira has a reBOOT next year, I’ll be the first to sign up. For now, I’m waiting for any other projects she comes up with. ‘Hajar’s well’ sounds very exciting.

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