4 DETOXES that will help you get ready for RAMADAN!

Here are four detoxes you can do to get ready for Ramadan and that will benefit you during the holy month as well. These detoxes will make you feel more stronger physically, mentally, and spiritually! 

SOCIAL MEDIA

It’s so easy to get carried away with social media and spend endless hours on Facebook and Instagram. Don’t get me wrong, I love social media and use it as part of my job as a blogger, but before Ramadan starts, I usually sit down to evaluate how much time I’m spending on my phone or tablet and cut down my time significantly.  Furthermore, I go through the list of groups I’m a part of on Facebook and decide if I have benefited from the groups or not. I recently did this, and was shocked that I was a part of almost a dozen mommy Facebook groups, but I was finding that only four of these groups were helpful.

Sometimes, when your social media feed is filled with unnecessary posts, it comes across as clutter and makes you feel stressed out, so the best thing to do is to unfollow those groups and pages and only follow the ones you truly benefit from.

Moreover, close to the start of Ramadan, I give myself a time limit for social media; this gives me more time for my Ramadan prep like cleaning and organizing my home, meal planning, sorting out Ramadan activities for my children, and for putting up Ramadan decor. It’s important to note that developing the habit of spending less time on social media carries into the month of Ramadan as well, as this is the time where we want to spend more time in worship than we do on our electronic devices!

T.V

I recently wrote about the benefits of cutting out cable in my home, and got tons of messages from others stating that they too had great benefits from taking the same action! I have found the biggest positives have been the amount of free time I have now and my children and I feeling  more energized without cable!

When we did have cable, I felt tired after watching a couple of shows and this was affecting my prayers, as I was not praying on time. I was also finding that I did not have enough time in the day for reading Quran. However, since cancelling our cable service, I now have the time and energy for these two important acts of worship!

Negative People

Give yourself permission to get rid of people who bring in negative energy and don’t feel bad about it! We don’t realize it right away, but being around negative people has a detrimental effect on how we think about ourselves and about life.

Surround yourself with people who will motivate you and lift you up, because it is these people who will allow you to be yourself but push you to be the better version of yourself. Being positive going into Ramadan and having the right mindset will set you up for success during the holy month and will aid you in building those habits that will take you further in life post Ramadan as well!

Soda

Confession- I used to love pop and craved it often, I even used to drink it every time I ate rice for dinner! With that being said, I usually do a soda detox before and during Ramadan because this helps me feel less sluggish and I’m more active!

The more active you feel during Ramadan, the more energy you will have for taraweeh prayers. To start your soda detox, reduce the amount of soda you drink by half, then slowly decrease your consumption by 80 percent, and then to consuming none at all.

Also, remember to reach for alternative drinks such as  flavored water, pure fruit juice, or smoothies.

Wishing you all a very blessed Ramadan- may we all reap the rewards of Ramadan and may our hearts be united and purified

PEACE AND DUAS

Sumaira Z

11 comments on “4 DETOXES that will help you get ready for RAMADAN!”

  1. Always looking for tips that will help me to focus during Ramadan. Very helpful, especially social media, it can become quite addictive. Wish you and your family a blessed Ramadan. Jazakallah Khair

  2. Great post. All of the detoxes are important. I found that the soda detox also helps keep you hydrated during Ramadam. Once I cut out on fizzy drinks during Ramadan I was no longer thirsty the next fasting day.

  3. Great post, all of the detoxes are important. I found that the soda detox also helps keep you hydrated during Ramadam. Once I cut out on fizzy drinks during Ramadan I was no longer thirsty the next fasting day.

  4. These 4 detoxes are necessary.Being positive is good but how can we get rid of people who give us negitive energy and surround ourselves with people who will motivate us for doing better?We can not change our surroundings but we can change our attitude towards stress.

  5. Great round up & much needed boost to make us definetly kick those habits we can surly do without! Tv is down…. soda is down…. need to work on the social media though 😂

  6. These are awesome and really necessary! I actually like the no tv and eating less bad foods so much during Ramadan. Since I can remember tv especially was not allowed during Ramadan, even cartoons to keep me occupied. This rule still applies today and every follows it, we don’t watch anything even the news (unless it’s something extreme happening) and it’s really frees up our time to pray more. As for eating healthier, the whole point of this blessed month is to cleanse our body’s, eat less and so we have to eat healthier when we do break our fasts. Thank you for sharing 🙂 (www.spicyfusionkitchen.com)

  7. Ohh my, read this one a bit late. Totally with agree bit of it. Though I’m not much of a soda fan, but O munch a lot unhealthy items throught the day. And yes, Alhamdulillah tryin to reduce eating them. Social media is what will be my first thing cut off this month. Thanks a lot for sharing your tips. As always it was a great read!

  8. Great article! I don’t watch TV and I agree it does help me get a lot of other more productive things done. Cutting back on soda and social media was on my list of detoxes too so I find these tips really helpful. Cutting out negativity is essential for ones overall well being. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Alhamdullilah we don’t have cable and we don’t have soft drinks but social media is my weakness! I need to work on that so bad. My first step this month is to put the phone away when I’m focusing on the kids. And will see how that helps iA. Thanks for sharing these tips ❤️

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