After talking about âthe TV and PC screen-syndromeâ and how to get a good sleep in Ramadan I have decided to share with you something very obvious but surprisingly important.
Timetable. Yes, itâs very important that our activities in this month are carefully timetabled. But before we all get hyped up, itâs very important to understand the nature of Ramadan. I mean, every Muslim knows that a normal fasting person is likely to be energetic during morning hours. It doesnât need you to be a rocket scientist to understand that doing manual labor during âAsr is tantamount to punishing yourself.
The point is, we need to put, in our timetables, the most important things we need to do in the morning hours when we still have energy. By important things, I mean things that will need our best concentration and energy.
Most manual work can be done during âearlyâ noon hours because most of it can be done without much cognitive process (mental concentration). Those (manual activities) that can be done in âautomatic modeâ and need less human energy input, should be done in the âlateâ afternoon hours.
Itâs also very important to understand that timetables are normally designed and scheduled per individualâs liking and needs. My timetable doesnât necessarily have to be a replica of yours.
Before I finish, I would like to point out one more thing. Timetables should not be regarded so âdivineâ that makes one not change when necessary. If you feel that something should be moved up or down to a specific time, then, please, do so. Good timetables are those that, due to an individualâs experience, have gone through some changing and refining.
With this, I pray that Allah makes this Ramadan beneficial and full of His blessings.