Most of us face challenges staying motivated and energetic to work during fasting hours in Ramadan. The lack of coffee and water combined with the emotional impact of fasting can make even the simplest tasks seem like tall mountains to climb. But there are ways to keep yourself motivated while still observing the spirit of Ramadan. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how you can stay productive and motivated at work during Ramadan.
1- Set Goals ahead of time
The best way to distract yourself from hunger or fatigue is to stay busy by doing the day’s duties. To be able to do that you need to set specific goals daily or weekly according to what suits you the best, but overall it’s important to have them so that you can stay on track throughout the day. This will help you get more done since you’ll be able to focus on what matters most and you will be surprised how the day passed quickly and easily and how productive you were through the day.
2- Eat sufficient suhoor meal
Don’t Ever! Skip suhoor meal! It’s very important to fuel yourself for the next fasting hours. Focus on the type of food you eat during Suhour to include what really helps you to stay satiated and energetic instead of just filling your tummy. Remember while you are refueling your energy between suhour and fasting, you don’t have to overeat. Instead, eat moderate portions for suhoor as overeating will lead to you feeling drowsy and unenergized. Choose balanced menus – carbohydrates, protein, and fiber in your intake. Foods that contain fiber help keep you full longer. Also, eat more veggies and fruits.
3- Adjust sleeping time
Remember that there’s no need to be an awakening owl during Ramadan, you’re just tiring yourself. Try to sleep enough hours between Iftar & Suhour. It may be better if you don’t continue sleeping after having your suhour because it might cause you to feel lethargic afterward. It’s better to continue with exercise or other energizing activities.
5- Don’t Multitask
If you’re a multitasker by nature on normal days, it’s good for you! But it may work with you on normal days because you had your coffee and breakfast and were fueled very well to do that! Try not to multitask too much while fasting—it’s best if you limit yourself to one thing at a time so that you don’t confuse your mind with too many different tasks at once. it can be tempting to try to multitask in order to get everything done. However, this is not the most effective way to work. When you try to do too many things at once, you end up feeling scattered and stressed. You are also more likely to make mistakes.
Overall, Ramadan is not the time to push yourself hard, you just need to stay on track to keep things done properly.