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Ramadan is a great time for self-reflection, as we draw on what we can change in ourselves and our actions in order to gain closeness to Allah.
Many of us implement additional forms of worship and good deeds into our lives during Ramadan, to make the most of the blessed month.
However, it can be difficult to maintain our new habits once the holy month comes to an end. There are many explanations as to why this happens.
Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said:
A mistake that many of us make is that we over-commit to the level of new habits and good deeds that we can incorporate into our daily lives.
It’s important to set realistic goals and expectations so that we do not become demotivated if we can’t stick to them. We should aim to set our goals according to our situation now, not according to our Ramadan routine. This may mean making some alterations to our Ramadan goals, so that we can continue them throughout the year.
With work, family commitments, meal preparation and many more things that we need to squeeze into the day, it can be difficult to put our good intentions into practice.
However, by making a schedule you can plan you will be able to set realistic goals for the year ahead. This can involve how much Qur’an you will read in a day, when you will have a quiet period to make Dhikr, reflect and make Du’a.
With a clear idea of when and what you will be doing, you can ensure that you can fit your goals and stick to them Insha’Allah.
It’s common to exercise less during the Holy month, because of experiencing lower energy levels while fasting. However, exercising has great health benefits. It can help us maintain higher energy levels so that we can become more productive and use our time in the best way. Try creating a good exercise routine that you can maintain once Ramadan has passed.
By following the above tips, you can help maintain the spirit of Ramadan, and make lasting changes which can bring you closer to Allah throughout the year. May Allah accept our efforts and allow us to strengthen our worship in Ramadan and beyond, so we remain close to Him. Ameen!