Humna Raza is a highly influential blogger that runs a blog known as humna.me, her blog is filled with positive vibes and energies and has garnered quite a large following over the years. This support she has received is not only because of her top-notch and visionary posts but also due to her vibrant and resilient personality and the inspiration her readers can draw from her life’s story. Humna is an incredibly strong woman and there are many lessons one can learn from her. Some of these lessons are;
Always be yourself:
Humna’s blog posts are always brimming with positive messages, yet these pragmatic posts aren’t just rays of sunshine, rather reading them makes one reflect. One of these recurring messages is that it is okay to unapologetically be yourself. In her posts, she stresses on the fact that no matter how much the world wants to destroy the very things that make you unique, you must always fight back and protect yourself from their cold and bitter hands. Humna is a living example of this, as she never allows people’s opinions to deter her from her path or allow their perspectives to expunge the things she believes is.
As previously mentioned, Humna’s blog and her posts radiate nothing but positivity, her blog serves as a safe haven that encircles the readers in a shroud of optimism and shields them from the harsh ongoings of the world for a little while. Humna is a highly optimistic person, who finds silver linings in every situation or circumstance that life throws her way. This effective way of dealing with hardships is perhaps what can be credited for her immense success and productivity. It’s no secret that being a genuinely positive person helps fight the despondency that follows failure, due to this positive outlook on life Humna has been able to bounce back every time life has pushed her down.
To be Married and not see it as an excuse or obstacle.
Humna has been happily married for a while now, but her marital status and the responsibilities that come along with it, have not decelerated the pace at which she is moving towards success. She has been just as productive, if not more. Her husband’s immense support and love for her and her work have allowed Humna to reach frontiers that she could have never been able to if she had been alone. Marriage isn’t supposed to be a trap or an imprisonment where in order to enter one has to leave their dreams and ambitions at the door. Humna on a daily basis, through her work and perseverance, makes it clear that marriage is not a boogeyman (contrary to popular belief) that slows you down or keep you from achieving your dreams.
Marriage REALLY changes the way you perceive life and other little things. All of a sudden you start feeling extremely responsible not just for yourself but another person. You start feeling for two people, and you have a lot more motivation to do things because you have someone you want to make proud and happy. At the same time marriage is a lot of work, effort and compromise. You might disagree on SEVERAL things but you have got to meet half way. That’s literally the only way to live with someone ?because sometimes, you’re like WHY IS THIS PERSON NOT LIKE ME. But you eventually learn that you’re YOU as well and the best part about being together is to accept and love this person despite differences and flaws. PS. Stay tuned for more on relationships soon! ☺ #humnamuzamil @muzamilhasan
Addressing real matters.
Humna is known for finding happiness in the small things that most people seem to overlook. But that certainly does not mean that she lives in a world of her own; a world which is surrounded by pixie dust and rainbows. She sees the world for what it is, a dark and cruel place and consequently she feels it is her duty to address the unjust things that are going on around her. She never shies away from dialogue and discussion no matter how grave or controversial the matter is, and that is certainly something that people need to learn from her.
This is from the @projectblubird Support Group I participated in recently. It’s a very thoughtful initiative that helps people come together and meet more people they can resonate with. It encourages you to stop suppressing any emotions and have a safe space to talk. This was the first time I’ve ever heard of a proper support group in Islamabad. I think that we need more of these! Great work @projectblubird ?? 🙂 #breakthesilence #PVOhumna
Not responding to haters.
In order to be a highly successful and efficient person, one of the things that people need to learn is to never pay attention to people that are hell-bent on bringing them down. Humna rarely ever addresses the hate comments that occasionally surface on her blog posts and this is because she knows that her time is far too valuable to be wasting it on people that want nothing more than to see her fail. Instead, she uses that time to respond to her supportive followers and those who actually provide constructive criticism and give her things which she can reflect on.
Managed her wedding budget.
Another thing to be admired about Humna is the way she deals with challenges; she deals with them head-on and tries her best to overcome them by herself. One of these challenges arose at the time of her wedding, and she skillfully overcame that obstacle by managing her own wedding budget. She is a self-made woman, and it was natural that she wouldn’t let anyone gets involved when it came to the expenses regarding her wedding. What can be learned from this occurrence is that one should work so hard in life that they wouldn’t need to rely on anyone regarding anything.
To grow one’s self from scratch.
Humna lost her father when she was just 17, and after that, she has had no one to rely on except for her own self. She has worked hard and with an unremitting spirit in order to get to the point where she is now. She never asked anyone to help her along the way, because what good is a victory if one doesn’t work for it by themselves. Her journey started the same way every other journey starts, at the bottom level; thousands of miles away from the finish line.It was only because of her untiring adherence to her cause and vision that she was able to reach the zenith of success.
Being comfortable in your own skin & self-love
One of the biggest things to admire about Humna is that she is comfortable in her own skin and constantly shares her thoughts regarding the subject so that people can feel the same about themselves. Humna has had her own fair share of insecurities in the past, but she has learned to rise above them and pay no heed to superficial matters that only run skin deep. She has made a point to make her blog and Instagram a safe place for people, where they can learn to love every edge and imperfection that they have.
Not letting others dictate your actions. Not letting the ‘norms’ mould you.
Along the same lines of telling people to unapologetically be themselves, Humna is also a firm believer regarding the matter of breaking social norms; she stands against the notion that people’s ‘thoughts’, ‘judgments’ and ‘stereotypical beliefs’ should be given enough power that they begin draining the very essence of ‘you-ness’ out of you. In many of her posts, she has made it clear that she finds typical judgmental comments un-necessary and that society has no business dictating people’s lives according to their whims.
Inspires others to grow and flourish
Humna is always trying to provide people with advice and points that they can use to become successful and more efficient. This is a quality that more people need to learn; her providing others with nuggets of wisdom that she has picked up over the years highlights the selflessness and warmth she carries within her heart. Success isn’t something that one keeps for themselves, behind barbed wire fences and high walls, rather it is something that should be shared with others so that they too can taste grow and flourish.
Patience and endurance;
One of the lessons Humna is constantly trying to instil in her reader’s minds is a lesson she herself has had to learn over the years. And that lesson is to be patient, even when you are faced with immense failure and jarring frustration. It is only because of patience and her willingness to endure that Humna has been able to accomplish so much in her life. One needs to learn that they will not taste success immediately, rather it is something they will need to work for with untiring perseverance.
In this day and age, we see many celebrities and popular social figures that have isolated themselves from the general public and have placed themselves upon imaginary pedestals. These people, due to success, fame, and money, seem to believe that somehow, they have transcended the realm of the common man. Humna’s mindset, however, cannot be further away from the aforementioned pretentious train of thought. She is intimately connected to her audience and treats them like friends and family, her attitude towards them is filled with warmth and lacks any trace of pride.
Baat chotti hay par zaroori. Hum apni choti si awaz ko appreciation kay liay bhi istamal kar kay society main aik important change create kar saktay hain. Each one of us has a part to play. An appreciation post for @telenor.pk after an issue was turned into a pleasant experience and a message for you! #smallthingsthatmatter #voiceforchange #telenorhearsyou
Always be willing to broaden your perspective.
Humna although has certain beliefs and has aligned herself with certain stances, however, that does not mean that she has blinded herself from other people’s opinions and perspectives. Like any successful person, she is always ready to learn from other people and their experiences. In a nutshell, Humna has firm opinions of her own, but she isn’t frigid to possibilities like most people these days are. To attain the sort of flexibility of thought that she has, one needs to strive endlessly and make efforts to pull themselves out of the abyss of ignorance.
I’ve grown up listening to people make comments on the way women drive based on their gender. At the same time I’ve heard that culinary is not a skill meant for men. I don’t think it’s fair to judge people’s skills based on gender. ??♀️ Similarly, I’ve grown up watching several women rely on men to drive them around and on technical things like oil change or tyres. All women have not been able to get that independence completely yet. But recently I have come across platforms/companies that are focusing on educating women on these technical things and that’s a great step for men and women both, because it gives women independence and security, AND helps men share some responsibility. Women won’t have to rely on them for it. I personally think that if we learn to be a more empowered society that doesn’t stereotype ‘work’ and ‘skills’ on the basis of gender, that doesn’t make women or men feel like they ‘shouldnt’ based on the chromosomes they’re born with, we can share basic responsibilities and live in a more comfortable environment. I believe that a world full of equality is a happier place for everyone! #TotalParco #YesWeCanLadies #MeriGariMeriZimaydari #PVOhumna
Explore. Create. Evolve.
Humna is someone that is always exploring and broadening her horizons, she does not confine herself but rather searches for possibilities through which she can increase her knowledge. This knowledge, in turn, helps her to create more material of substance as it is rich with many perspectives and newly gained information. The entire process is like a never-ending circle for Humna, and it is through this that she evolves as not only a content creator but also as a person.
Always let yourself be heard. You owe that to yourself.
Another thing Humna preaches is that you need to let yourself be heard, that nothing good will ever come of remaining silent. Matters need to be discussed or else injustice prevails, so you need to speak out against whatever you think is wrong with the society. A human brain contains millions of brilliant ideas and not letting those ideas see the light of day is not only unfair to yourself but also unfair to the entire humankind who will never get to witness your thoughts in their true glory.
To be wise with money and to save.
A lesson Humna has frequently tried to teach her audience is that in the midst of success or life in general people begin taking money and resources for granted, what she tries to instil in the mind of her readers is that it is extremely important to save and be wise with money. Because no one is quite sure what circumstances the future will throw our way, therefore it is only natural that a person should keep whatever extra profits they make, stored away for a rainy day. Humna not only preaches this philosophy of smart money handling but also practices it in her daily life.
Enjoying the little things in life.
The main theme of her blog is to get people to appreciate the little things in life. These little and seemingly insignificant things are what makes life worth living. Humna due to her attention to detail and her reflective nature is able to recognize these moments and things for what they are, she then draws happiness, hope, and inspiration from them. And in a world surrounded by corruption and darkness, one needs to learn this very important lesson from Humna, because if it were not for these tiny things there would be no point in living, as every waking moment would be spent in a vortex of never-ending sadness.
To be realistic.
Humna in her blog presents a realistic view of the world. Even though she strives for optimism and positivity, she never strays from the path of realism. Her posts present a very down-to-earth and pragmatic view of the world, including all the problems and conventionalities that plague it. She NEVER sugarcoats anything and depicts things as what they truly are, an example of this is the ‘Asli picture’ series on her Instagram that depicts the nitty gritty truth of married life.
The power of words.
Being essentially a blogger, it is no surprise that Humna puts much emphasis in the importance of words, and being her readers, us more than anyone can understand the power words have over other lives, the way they can influence a person forever. That’s why Humna always uses her words to make a difference in people’s lives and does not let them dissipate, and that is a lesson one desperately needs to learn from her; to not let a single word go to waste.
That anyone can achieve anything in life.
Humna being the self-made person that she stands as a beacon or flare of sorts for the people that live mundane and ordinary lives. Because she serves as a symbol of hope that one does not need to be rich or have connections to be successful in life. Most people feel discouraged when trying new things or things that they are passionate about because in our country it feels like you need to be born into a certain class in order to achieve something in life, Humna is existent proof that in order to make something of yourself, all you need is desire.
Humna Raza is the perfect role model for those who have the desire to make their mark in the world. They can draw lessons from not only her blog but also her personality and the way she addresses life in general. These aforementioned things are merely just a handful of the great traits and virtues that she embodies; as one scrolls through her blog or Instagram, they will notice many other things that need to be learned and adopted in order to lead a successful life.