How to remain moderately productive during Ramadan
As we sit still to start studying, we need to reflect on our intentions in the hope that the God almighty accept this as an act of worship and then put up blessings upon us.
It is a common myth that students cannot study effectively in the holy month of Ramadan and they usually tend to skip fasting or are unable to fast regularly throughout the month. Here are some really amazing yet simple strategies for all those who does not work or go to schools currently and are preparing for their exams.
The best time to put up with all the tough and conceptual topics is when you are just done with Sehri and Fazar namaz. That one time is the golden period when you are loaded with high level of concentration. As we talk of our place (Manipur), Sehri and Fazar namaz are done by 4 am. You may sit with your books till 6 am and have a nice and focussed two hours of studies. Then you may go to sleep for quite a while till around Zuhr time say 1:30 pm and then wake up, pray and sit for your second sessions till 4:30 pm when you need to get up for Asar namaz. From this hour till Maghrib you may find yourself perfectly pleasing in helping your mother or sister preparing Iftar for the family. From breaking your fast till the grand Taraweeh namaz, you will be finally free by 11:00 p.m. And this when you must start your last session till Sehri and interval breaks every hour. These are all you may try to stay as productive as possible along with the maintaining of your Ramadan well.
We need to keep reminding ourselves in choosing mostly healthy fruits and vegetables and most importantly keeping our body hydrated throughout those hours when not in fast as dehydration can cause some severe headaches. This way we are balancing between our fasting and non-fasting periods. It is really not a problem in maintaining your fast along with other have a well prepared schedule before hand and a strong determination.
And for those who have been a strictly morning person can also study as effectively as possible by using the time before and after Maghrib wisely. But you need to keep in mind one thing that is you must refrain from yourselves from over eating during Iftar as a way to prevent from being lazy and less energetic. Try to have slow release carbohydrate and proteins like a smoothie made of dates, bananas and strawberries. Most of you must be feeling down by the thought that you are not able to perform a proper Ibadat month during this holy month to spiritually connect ourselves to the Almighty God.
We must know our intentions as Islam teaches us to well polish our intentions first before any good act of ours. As we sit still to start studying, we need to reflect on our intentions in the hope that the God almighty accept this as an act of worship and then put up blessings upon us. This would really help with the feelings that we are missing out on our Ibadat in Ramadan. To follow the discipline of going with a rhythm and trying our level best in what we do is the key to having a moderately productive days in the Holy month of Ramadan.