Every year, around this time, I am always struck by fact that I spend a lot of time eating, thinking about food, or preparing food.
After taking food out of my day, I often spend the first few days of Ramadan floundering around, unsure of what to do without myself on the days when I don’t have work or school, now that I can’t eat. And even though I am a self-proclaimed foodie, I don’t really spend that much time thinking about food, but I still find myself a little lost without it every Ramadan.
Even the times when I wouldn’t normally be eating suddenly become slow and my brain barely functions. As a self-motivated person, I often myself lacking motivation during the first few days of Ramadan and accomplishing very little.
Take today for example. I did absolutely nothing. Some people would love to do nothing, and some people (ahem, like my brothers) spend the whole day in bed, waking up only an hour or two before it’s time to break their fast.
But I’ve never been able to do that. I stand by the idea that fasting shouldn’t cripple you and so try my best to be active and get things done. But maybe because most of my work is on the computer, I find myself highly unproductive this year as I watched hours of silly Youtube videos and browsed Pinterest for mouthwatering recipes while accomplishing very little.
I’m hoping my lethargy is short-lived, since I found myself going a little crazy today. I’ve seen a bunch of Ramadan guides suggest setting goals for yourself, and that’s exactly what I plan on doing from here on out, inshAllah! I love making lists, and so I plan on making a list of things-to-do for every day in the hope that it will motivate me to get things done.
On the list for tomorrow: grocery shopping, sending query letters out, and planning some blog posts. It’s not a lengthy list, but it’s a start!
Here’s hoping tomorrow is a more productive day, inshAllah! If you’re fasting, hope you’re having a wonderful Ramadan 🙂
Thanks for reading,