Rejuvenate your body and mind by setting positive habits this Ramadan Ramadan ushers in a shift in habits, timings, and routines that helps us reset our lives and remind us of what is truly important. It’s also a good time to look back and reflect on our lifestyle choices for the entire year. Fasting has
Rejuvenate your body and mind by setting positive habits this Ramadan
Ramadan ushers in a shift in habits, timings, and routines that helps us reset our lives and remind us of what is truly important. It’s also a good time to look back and reflect on our lifestyle choices for the entire year. Fasting has been shown to have numerous benefits that nourish the body, mind, and spirit connection for centuries. You can boost the benefits of fasting even more by resetting our sleep patterns.
It is said that your day starts the night before. You can look forward to a healthier, happier, and more productive day by simply resetting your sleep patterns. All you need are a few easy but effective changes:
Fasting allows your body to detox and cleanse itself of impurities. Fasting allows your body to heal, strengthen its immune system, and rejuvenate itself. Mind fasting accomplishes the same thing, but for your mind. It’s similar to creating a mental clean slate, or a ‘factory reset,’ which calms your mind after all of the burnout and over-stimulation we frequently subject ourselves to in our daily routine. Mind-fasting can be practiced by simply removing all external mental stimulation. You will notice how quickly it can relieve stress and anxiety and assist you in achieving inner calm and clarity, providing you with the deepest and most refreshing sleep experience.
When we fast all day, every day, it can be difficult to control our cravings. But it can be even more difficult to sleep well if you eat unhealthy foods. Choose light and nourishing meals and beverages that will keep you hydrated for hours, and avoid spicy or oily foods, as well as heavy meals just before bedtime, which will pressurize your digestive system and disrupt deep sleep.
Purify your bedspace:
It’s difficult to get a good night’s sleep when your bedspace isn’t at its most comfortable. Why not recreate the bliss of slipping into the soft luxury of a hotel bed in your own home? You’ll feel virtuous and supremely comfortable when you switch to breathable, light bed linens. For all seasons, we recommend pure cotton bedding sets and duvet cover sets that are airy and soft.
Aim for six to eight hours of sleep per night, with a short nap in the afternoon to help you power through the hours before iftar. Keep your bedspace welcoming with natural bedding and light, soothing whites in pure cotton, whether you’re sleeping or simply lounging by your bedside. You’ll always be able to retreat to a peaceful haven.
Get some light exercise:
It’s understandable if you can’t fit in rigorous exercise during Ramadan due to fasting or changes in timing. Just go for a short walk to keep your blood circulation going and to get some fresh air. Moderate exercise will help your body rid itself of toxins and promote restful sleep.
Do you wake up and aimlessly scroll through social media? Do you keep track of your own screen time? Or do you find yourself overthinking things over which you have no control? If you are aware that your habits are negatively impacting your mental health, you can begin to plan how to change them. Make time for your thoughts, even if it’s only for 15 minutes a day.
Aim for balance:
Creating balance is the most important aspect of establishing a positive mind-body-spirit connection through sleep and daily routines. This means that even after we finish our fasting period, we must maintain habits that promote adequate sleep, a well-balanced diet, a reasonable work-life balance, moderate exercise, and time for spirituality.
While we make an effort to observe Ramadan rituals for our spiritual health, it’s also important to take care of our physical and mental well-being — and to spread all the positive energy by connecting with family and friends throughout this holy month. Ramadan Kareem to everyone.