You found a cause you believed in. The work seemed so pleasant and beneficial in the beginning, giving you purpose and hope, and you couldn’t imagine being without it. Being involved in work that nurtured your imaan, taught you more about yourself and others, and tied you back with Allah swt made you feel aligned with your purpose and values.
As time went on, however, it became a whole other story: now there’s fatigue, stress, and constant pathways to self-doubt, making you wonder “is this work is even worth it anymore?” What was at one point so fruitful to be a part of is now a source of hardship.
This is the story of many of us who partake in dawah, volunteer activities, and social activism. We are so consumed by our work that we become unbalanced and forget about taking care of ourselves in the process. Work that used to nurture you and positively impact others’ lives unintentionally led to your own burnout.
This workshop will tackle these issues through discussion and reflection. What is self-care and why is it important? What is burnout? How can we balance our own needs when tackling important social causes or taking care of others? InshaAllah you will leave with tools for self-reflection and self-care to keep you active in the causes that you care about.