With the world we live in, it can be easy to lose sight of what is important to us. We are always on the move, and at times, we don’t know what it means to pause, to reflect, and to recharge our energies. We are on a continuous bustle from 9-5 and this ethic of working till we forget ourselves is so deeply ingrained in our psyche that we no longer question it.
The Arabs in the past knew how to pause, and how to make use of their day well. They used to wake up at the crack of dawn and pursue their livelihoods, but would then take a break at noon to recharge themselves spiritually, physically and of course, through a delicious lunch to nourish the belly. They would then get back to work with vigour and to make their work matter.
How many of us take breaks during the day, and how many of us actually have the flexibility to do so?
It’s time for us to reclaim this break, because when we take the time to recharge our energies, we have the strength to face the adversities that come our way. When we do so, we can start asking the important questions: who am I? Why am I here? How can I improve myself, and improve the world around me?
This is our drive. This is our passion. This is our goal.
Finjaan seeks to spin the limelight onto women from the MENA region and to see how they have taken the time to ask themselves those same questions. None of it came easy, and none of it happened over night. But self-realisation is a journey, one as old as time, and we look forward to sharing this journey with you, and sharing the lives of these spectacular women who are the true makers, movers, changers and leaders of society.
Watch this video discussing how to take time to recharge and to put our life on pause briefly.