May 7, 2019

Time Management Tuesday

Time Management Tuesday is here.

A Quranic Song comes to mind. Surah in Arabic means Song when I first heard that my whole relationship changed to God, the Quran, life and the world. I started experiencing life as a symphony. But enough about me back to the Song in the Quran.

There is a Song in the Quran called The Time.

“By Time Verily humanity is at loss except those who are reliable and those who work towards peace and order and those who counsel and support each other to be patient and persevere and counsel and support each other to be truthful.”

This translation from Arabic is mine and doesn’t do the Arabic justice but just wanted to ask you how are you reliable?

How do you show up for others?

How do you show up for yourself?

Reliable is usually translated as faithful but reliable for me makes more sense especially in terms of time keeping.

I am always running late, chasing time it seems and never giving myself time.

Sometimes we need to give ourselves extra time to be prompt, to allow unforseen events.

Sometimes we schedule too much to do in a little bit of time and end up feeling burnt out.

How can you show up better for yourself to prevent this?

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Having qualified as a Social Worker in July 1991 from Coventry University, it has been over two decades that I have been on the front line working with children and young people who are traumatized and on the margins of society. Although I studied Psycho-dynamic counselling for two years at Goldsmiths College (1991-1993), I decided to integrate Psycho-dynamic theories and skills into my Social work practice and flirt with and immerse myself in studying Islam as well as interfaith dialogue and friendships. For the last 20 years, I have been working in a multi-disciplinary Youth Offending Team in South London, comprised of Professional colleagues from different faiths and cultural backgrounds trying to support young people in the criminal justice system. I am married and mother to three sons, and juggle Social Work and interfaith dialogue with my writing, studying and the needs of home and family.


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