It’s been almost a month since the blessed month of Ramadan has gone by. Some of us may have already gotten consumed by the daily activities of this world while others are struggling to hold onto to the good habits we promised ourselves we would continue throughout the year. Either way, it’s probably safe to say we’re trying to stay afloat and do our best. We’re here to say we understand completely- in fact, we’re right there with you.
So, as we all continue to do our best to beat the post-Ramadan blues, we’ve compiled a short list of tips to help:
- Accountability helps. We’re working on overdrive during the month of Ramadan to do as much good as possible, but that motivation can fade throughout the year. So, we recommend having a partner to help guide and hold your actions accountable. It’s very easy to fall into our own trap. You know, the one where we convince ourselves we can do everything on our own. Allah has blessed with us with friends and family for a reason! These people are put in your life to help you achieve your greatest potential, use the blessing given to you.
- Create a schedule. Just as we block out time in our schedule for all the things that need to get done, we need to make our imaan a priority as well. After all, what could possibly be more important than the state of our heart? Start with small actions and work your way up.
- Make sure your suhba (companions) remind you of your Rabb. Do you ever wonder why Ramadan is full of pure serenity? It’s because everyone is focused on one thing, pleasing Allah. Hence, the reason why people tend to avoid the unnecessary (fighting, backbiting, etc.). If you leave a gathering feeling further from Allah, then you must recognize that certain people and situations are not good for your heart and soul. Distance yourself from the negative and surround yourself in good. Trust us, you’ll feel an immediate difference.
Everyone’s journey is different and special in its own way. What works for some people may not work for others and that’s perfectly okay. Just remember, the reward lies in the effort of the journey.