Edition #7, February 27th, 2021
Assalamualikum, First name / Friend!,
My name is Summer Siddiqui. I am currently in 6th grade. I love writing murder mysteries and drawing anime.
People, especially adults, may not notice, but kids can get undeniably stressed. Research has shown that 1 out of 7 kids feel anxiety. After you turn 13, it becomes 1 out of 3. That is a lot of kids. I myself feel overwhelmed from time to time. It can be hard to balance work with other things.
Living up to expectations can also be a challenge!
Everyone has high standards for you, not to mention the standards you have for yourself, which can cause stress and anxiety. Do not worry if you cannot live up to them. As long as you try your hardest, you should be good.
“On no soul do We place a burden greater than it can bear” – Quran 23:62
Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala never gives us burdens we can not bear. There is a reason the things that happen the way they happen, and a reason that they happen to you happen. They may be hard and painful, but it's not the end of the world, and they may end up helping you in the future.