Jakarta, TOPNews Indonesia –
Early days fasting often a challenge for some people. Eat time sahur much different from breakfast as usual, so it is not uncommon for someone to wake up late and skip eating sahur. In fact, eating sahur is important for the smooth running of fasting on the moon Ramadan.
In the Islamic tradition, sahur is considered to bring blessings and benefits, including giving strength to a fasting person to complete his fast until the sun sets.
There are some tips that can be done even if you wake up late for the meal so that your fasting remains smooth.
1. Stay calm
You can be sure you panicked when you saw that the clock was 4:30. Missed suhoor and fasting all day long must be passed without any intake. Not infrequently, negative thoughts and regrets arise.
You can panic, but don’t get too caught up in the situation because your energy can be wasted. Mood all day can be damaged and interfere with productivity. Try taking a deep breath and exhaling slowly to calm your mind.
2. Planned activities
We recommend that you make a daily activity plan. Quoting from Metro UK, this will help you save time and effort and do not do things that are not a priority. When fasting, getting things done and getting heavy at the same time will feel even harder.
Fasting illustration. (OKA HAMIED / AFP)
3. Expand to pray and worship
The holy month of Ramadan invites Muslims to increase their prayers and worship. When you have free time, fill it with worship. The lunch break is filled with reading the Koran, dhikr, and prayers after prayers. Worship can be in the form of alms, prayer in a mosque with strict health protocols, or performing the sunnah prayer.
Forgetting sahur, you will be distracted by the focus of worship
4. Take time to rest
During the middle of the day, sometimes the mind becomes restless again. You also try to divert it by doing other activities and trying to get everything done at once.
In fact, if you force it, your body will get tired even though the hour of breaking the fast is still quite far. There’s nothing wrong with taking time to rest.
It’s normal to feel hungry, thirsty, and weak due to fasting without a meal. Give yourself a chance to rest even though there are some jobs that have not been touched.
5. Take a nap
When is the hardest time to fast? Most of them confirmed that they answered noon towards the afternoon. At this moment, try to take a short nap.
For 15-20 minutes of naps will be enough to recharge energy, calm nerves, increase enthusiasm and concentration, and reduce the risk of heart attack.
Set an alarm so that naps don’t go too long or take too long. Napping more than the recommended time will cause you to experience sleep inertia or a feeling of disorientation and discomfort shortly after waking up.
If it is difficult to take a nap, another alternative activity is meditation. Meditation will calm your body and mind.
Meditation is not always about sitting quietly and in a lonely atmosphere. Meditation is easiest with breathing exercises such as inhaling for a count of three then exhaling for a count of six and done repeatedly.
7. Reducing strenuous activity
Reduce activities that are too draining when fasting. We recommend that you delay until the time to break the fast. Forcing yourself to do strenuous activities will be quite draining and can make you dehydrated. Fasting can be disturbed.
(els / asr)