As much as we would like to spend every minute of Ramadan engaged in acts of Ibadah, it is not always possible as we have busy days with work, family and other commitments.
So how do we make the most of Ramadan?
This includes changing your sleep schedule according to what would work best for you.
Ramadan is the time where sleep can sometimes be non-existent, with the lack of food on top it can get worse. Sleeping can be affected but there are ways to combat these problems by rearranging the day according to your work and family.
Set yourself goals that are realistic and attainable. You need to be able to allocate time for your activities regardless of what it is. Set times for your Ibadah, your housework, your children, even your gym!
For example your Quran reading can be allocated at a time where you are sitting around your family where they are also reading or taking time for themselves. This can also contribute towards family time in Ramadan as it is a good chance for the family to develop together during this blessed month.
UTILISE YOUR ENERGY
Think about the times where you have the most energy and utilise it for the activity that requires the most effort. If you want to be consistent at something it is best to start off small, that way the task is easier at hand. So, if you are not used to reading the Quran on a daily basis, it is better to start reading a few verses a day at different points of the day. This way the continuous deed can be maintained after Ramadan.
Ramadan and time management is no easy feat and some sacrifices need to be made. For some it is usually sleep, for others it is not possible to even think about the lack of sleep. Every individual knows their own needs and understands what is actually necessary to cut down in order for you to really benefit from Ramadan.
Staying healthy can also contribute towards better time management. Food that often makes you feel lethargic and sluggish can demotivate you from carrying out your routine. Spending time to research what foods are best in Ramadan will help you manage your lifestyle a lot better.
Time management will differ with every person and every family. Establish something that works well for you.
Once you have established a routine in Ramadan, everything becomes easier and maintainable. You will find yourself with ample amount of time as there will be more Barakah in your time.
May this month be filled with Barakah and may every moment in Ramadan weigh heavy on our scales.