The holy month of Ramadan is the perfect opportunity to develop new and healthy habits. Experts say that you only need 21 days to form a new habit, so Ramadan, being 30 days long, can be a very good start.
We’ve all been there, each day engaging in habitual behaviors without realizing what we’re doing, whether it’s the food we choose to eat, the ideas that run in our minds, the mannerisms we display in our communities, and how we treat those around us.
Inserting good habits into your daily routine will improve the quality and direction of your life. And in order to reach a certain goal whether it’s weight loss, financial goals, forming healthy relationships and so on, you first need to decide what new habits you want to adopt and let go of your old and unhelpful ones.
The first and simplest thing you can start doing during Ramadan is changing your diet.
Fasting for long hours and then breaking your fast with a large amount of food all at once will not help you reach the spiritual and health benefits you’re aspiring to. I understand how delicious those mouthwatering Ramadan dishes are after a long hot day, but consuming all this food too fast isn’t healthy.
I advise you to eat small portions for Fetar. Meals that are filled with nutrients. Then have another meal later after you finish Taraweh prayers. Let your body adjust and benefit from the fasting and you will feel more energetic.
Try to avoid staying up too late at night during Ramadan to watch TV series or go out with friends till Fajr. Get a good night’s sleep, because if you don’t sleep well, it’ll impact your energy and concentration the next day. Remember that sleeping will boost your ability to deliver and reduce stress.
Ramadan is the holiest month of the year for Muslims. It’s a time to recharge spiritually for the rest of the year. Use it as a chance to also recharge your productivity levels through adopting a set of good and healthy habits to stick to for the rest of your life.