#RamdanTips – Episode 1: Building Good Habits
The Prophet ﷺ said, “The most beloved of deeds to Allah are those that are most consistent, even if it is small.” Habits happen through the repetition of a behavior. The key is to start small, and then you can stack up and build on it; SubhanAllah, nothing goes unnoticed from Allah SWT!
Tips for Success
⚡ Reflect on the past Ramadan – Reflecting on what you accomplished and missed is a healthy path toward self-improvement. Make a note of two things you will want to do better this Ramadan.
⚡ Accountability Buddy – If you are ready to make a serious effort to change this Ramadan, hold yourself accountable. You’re more likely to succeed if you get some help. Identify a friend with similar goals and make a plan. Check-in every day to see how you’re doing on your new habit.
⚡ Intention Setting – You become more aware of your thoughts and behavior patterns daily by setting intentions. Setting intentions increases the odds that you will stick to your new habits.
⚡ Prepare Your Environment – Your environment can greatly impact the success of your habit formation. Make sure your surroundings are conducive to your goals. For example, if you want to read more Quran, have a designated place to keep it within reach.
⚡ Start Small – Habit formation is a gradual process. It’s important to start small and gradually increase the frequency and duration of your new habit. For example, if you want to pray more, start with one extra prayer and gradually increase it as you become more comfortable.
⚡ Focus on One Habit at a Time – Focus on one habit at a time, as multitasking can lead to burnout and a lack of progress. Once you have successfully established one habit, you can move on to the next.
⚡ Celebrate Your Successes – Celebrating your successes, no matter how small, is integral to habit formation. This helps to keep you motivated and on track.
⚡ Plan for Setbacks – Setbacks are a natural part of the habit formation process, so it’s important to plan for them and have a strategy to overcome them. For example, don’t beat yourself up if you miss a day of prayer. Recommit to your goal and move forward.
In conclusion, by following these tips, you can build good habits during Ramadan and make the most of this special time. Remember, progress is slow but consistent, so be patient and keep pushing forward!