Ramadan is the holiest month of the year for Muslims, as the Qur’an was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad pbuh. During Ramadan, Muslims from all over the globe fast and increase their spiritual acts such as prayers and giving charity. However, if the students decide to fast this year, it would be causing a little difficulty as the days are longer, the temperature is higher, and the assessments may put an extra pressure.
So, in this article have put together a few tips as to how students can take care of themselves during Ramadan.
Make a Daily Plan
Plan your timetable as far in advance as possible so it will get easier for you to do relevant coursework, revise, pray and rest. By planning beforehand, it would make things much easier as you will have an idea when to revise or organise your work early which will help in utilising your time effectively.
Fasting can make a person feel lethargic so getting as much sleep as possible will help you get going through the day.
Every student’s nightmare; a bad headache. The key to avoid all this to stay hydrated. Chugging a gallon of water in one go is not a good idea, instead have little amounts of water throughout the night. Eat high-water content food like watermelon for proper hydration. Keep yourself properly hydrated to prevent headaches.
Try exercising one hour after opening the fast, in this way it will lower down any stress and make you feel better and energised.
Refresh your wudhu to help ease the feeling of lethargy. Try praying as much as you can. Some of you may not be able to devote yourself to worshipping but if you set out to study with right intentions, you will be rewarded, so no need to be discouraged.
Have High- Energy Brain Food
Good fatty food like nuts and avocado are great brain food. Eat complex carbohydrates like bananas as it will help in giving you the energy you need all day for those long fasting days. So, eat healthy food rather than junk food as it will not be beneficial because you need glucose for your brain and muscles.
There is a wide set of opinions as to how to observe fasts in the Holy month of Ramadan. Just be kind to yourself and don’t forget to take care of your mental health during this time.