How to stay productive and patient in Ramadan
09 April 2022, 04:00 pm
Ramadan is a time of worship, prayer and supplication. In this period, it is very important to stay productive and patient despite many distractions.
Undoubtedly, fasting during the month of Ramadan trains us to be patient. Here are some tips to help you reach your Ramadan goals and increase your productivity during the blessed month.
Invest in your family relations
Increasing productivity is not only about finding ways to do a better job, but also finding ways to rejuvenate yourself, especially with your family. Ramadan is a unique opportunity to rekindle and maintain kinship ties. Spend some quality time with your loved one. You will be astonished at how gratified you are. This bond is very important in Islam. Spending time with your family members will help you to boost your productivity and patience during Ramadan.
Don’t waste time or procrastinate
Weekday fasting is a challenge, especially for those who fast in the heat. But it also serves as a great way to learn better working habits. When you’re fasting, you don’t have time to be lazy because you can get hungry as the days go by. A useful habit is to do things exactly when it happens as procrastination only suffers. Ramadan is also the time to question how we behave and what we are saying to the people around us. Small efforts lead to great results.
A simple tip to improve productivity is to identify and adjust the intent behind everyday behavior. Trying to optimize your intentions and please Allah through your regular actions will make a big difference. Thus, sleeping at night, catching Suhur, going to work, and eating Iftar are all considered good deeds. Remember, all actions are judged by their intention.
Remember the underprivileged
Ramadan reminds people who are more difficult than us. No matter how unlucky you are, you can always find others who are less fortunate than you and more in need. At the very least, you might think of people who are starving to death in certain parts of the world. This helps to increase our patience and gratitude. That way of thinking forces one to work harder and provide more with charity and generosity.
At the end of each day and week of Ramadan, review your productivity level. Follow the advice of Umar Ibn al-Khattab, “Hold yourself accountable before you are held accountable and consider your actions before they are weighed for you.”
Start building habit
According to experts, it takes 21 days to build a habit. Others speak longer. The exact time really doesn’t matter. Here the point is, you have to put work first if you want a habit to stay, so why not use Ramadan to start. Whether you want to start reading more of the Quran every day or wake up to pray every night, seize the time of Ramadan to start building a habit and setting yourself up for success.