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!
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!
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!
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!
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