The blessed month is already upon us and it will be gone in no time. That is why it is important for us to make the most of it and try to reap all the benefits of this amazing month while we can.
We all have ups and downs and yet we keep trying. So, this Ramadan, promise yourself that you're going to turn your life around and make the best out of every moment of this month. And in order to help you in becoming the best version of yourself, here are a few tips:
A happy mindset creates a happy person, there is no doubt about this. And you want to spend your Ramadan being happy and grateful for the countless bounties of Allah. Start by having positive quotes or even ayats that can uplift you. Be sure to read them daily or even stick them somewhere that is visible to you all the time like on the walls of your room. This will help you to become more optimistic throughout the month and more determined to become a better Muslim.
Having a positive group of people around us is a must, especially in a society where people tend to feel like everything is a burden and there is a lack of appreciation for the small blessings. Find people who motivate you, uplift you and make you smile at the beauty of life. Especially in Ramadan, where people sometimes feel a bit down because of long tiring hours at work, it is important to have a nice circle of positive people who will remind you the benefits of fasting and make you feel that you're not alone.
Being organized helps in making good use of your time. If you're a fan of the bullet journal, you might want to create a special section in it for Ramadan and write off your daily accomplishments in it. If you're a fan of planners instead, create a planner where you set out all the tasks you wish to complete daily. This will help you stay organized.
Like in any other month, you will experience ups and downs and sometimes feel like quitting or it’s hard to go the extra mile. This is when having a motivated friend will be helpful. Together, you will motivate one another and will eventually help each other in attaining each of your Ramadan goals.
Ramadan is the easiest month in which you can build up good habits. With the Shaytan chained up and the Mercy of Allah upon us, try to go the extra mile every day and build up at least one good habit this Ramadan.
Tip: It's better to start small and be constant until the end of the Holy month
Once you have planned out what you want to improve on yourself during Ramadan, stay focused on your goals. Be constant and do not let anything affect you. It's okay to feel tired but remember, Ramadan comes only once a year and you don't know if you will get to witness another Ramadan. All the sacrifices that we make during this sacred month will not go unnoticed. So keep going and don't give up!
Dua is the weapon of the believer and it is by far the most powerful one. During this holy month, strive to make dua at every moment of the day. Verily, Allah will not turn away from your request as long as you keep on asking Him, and remember, He is the One to guide you and open doors for you when you can't seem to find any solution.