How To Mentally Prepare Yourself For Ramadan 2020/1441AH?
With the Holy month of Ramadan less than two months away, it’s not too early to start your Ramadan prep! After all, fasting for hours every day for an entire month is no walk in the park, and it’s going to take not just a strong and healthy body, but a strong and healthy mind to achieve it.
As much as it is important to prepare yourself physically, Ramadan preparation should also include training your mind to be strong enough to resist temptation and continue your fast. To help you mentally prepare yourself for Ramadan 2020, here are simple yet effective tips you can follow.
COUNTDOWN TO RAMADAN 2020
Do you know how counting down to a vacation or a birthday makes you feel more excited for the day? The same goes for Ramadan too. To create even more hype, you can buy Ramadan specific decor and style your workspace, lounge or whole house to have that feel-good vide that Ramadan is all about. Not only is that encouraging you, but the kids too.
You can make your own special Ramadan countdown calendar that you can hang on your wall and keep on your table in the office. This will all tie in together when you decorate your home. You can even ask your friends or family to join in on the decor and the countdown. Counting down together will make you and everyone around you feel more excited for Ramadan 2020. Not only does it excite you, but everyone else around you as well.
RESEARCH ON THE HISTORY AND GUIDELINES OF RAMADAN
Not only will this help create more buzz, but it will also help you do things in the proper sunnah during this auspicious time.
Knowing more about Ramadan, particularly why and how it originated as well as Ramadan dates, will help you develop more respect and appreciation. When you fully know why you are doing something and how it is benefiting you and your community, you will be more motivated.
Make sure to look up Ramadan guideliness that you have to follow as well. The more you know, the better chances you have at living your life correctly during the month. This will make you feel a lot better about yourself, knowing that you are aware of what exactly you should and shouldn't do.
REFLECT UPON THE QURAN FOR STRENGTH
Your Ramadan preparation would not be complete without you seeking for strength and motivation in the Quran. The month will obviously be a trying time, but reading, reciting, and reflecting upon the Quran will give you the strength you need to get through it and come out successful. Besides, it will replenish you spiritually, and you will gain a better understanding of your duties and responsibilities.
You can even write down your favorite verses on sticky notes and stick them near your bed or in your office. Having these notes around you everywhere you go is a gentle and constant reminder of the importance of Ramadan and Islam.
DUA FOR FASTING
Fasting during Ramadan can be a daunting task, but the dua for fasting can help make it an easier experience for you. When you say a dua (prayer) before and after your fast, you are more inspired to carry through without giving in to temptation. Saying your dua for fasting can help clearly indicate and affirm the intention of your fast. With the dua, Allah will make the fast easier on you and you will be lifted spiritually.
PLAN IN ADVANCE
Another great tip is to plan your life in advance. Is there anything important happening during the month of Ramadan or shortly after? Do you have exams during the month? Maybe there is an important project at work that you have to tackle during Ramadan.
Doing these tasks while fasting can make them even more difficult, which is why you must plan and prepare in advance. Balancing studies and work with your daily worship is incredibly important and you will see an ease in your fasting when you aren’t cramped up with work. To be organised during Ramadan is crucial.
Ramadan 2020 Australia requires strong will and commitment, and these tips discussed above can help you gain the mental strength you need during the month.