Monday 22 June 2015

Ramadan Journal 2015: Day 1 - Prepare

I was happy to see that Neelu of Neelu’s Journal, a very pretty blog, is hosting the Ramadan Journal Challenge again this year, a list of daily prompts to blog or journal your Ramadan. Last year she decided to skip a list of prompts and set goals to share with readers instead. In previous years she has set the prompts and I have either used them to blog daily or group them into a few days at a time when I have been too busy to blog.

If you would like to join the challenge whether through blogging, or as many sisters seem to be doing, by keeping their own private journal of some kind, you can find her explanatory blog post here with a list of prompts for the whole month.

Ramadan Journal 2015: Day 1 - Prepare

When I think of preparing for Ramadan I always think of food and meal planning. This year I haven’t really focussed on that, but on preparing by planning my time and setting goals. I finally published my Ramadan Planner for 2015, months later than planned and I am using the goal setting approach in the planner which asks you to identify how you want to feel during Ramadan or Eid and then identify the activities that will help you to feel that way. 

I have also printed off daily planners to help me to manage my time. I know my main problem during Ramadan will be major sleep deprivation, so I am hoping to plan my time so that I get naps after work and can see where time gets wasted

My favourite bit of planning was my daughters. She found herself a little pillow and one of the babies blankets to take to school with her. The school has given the fasting girls permission to nap in the afternoons in the prayer room which is lovely and cool and dark. I would kill for somewhere like that to take a nap at work at the moment.

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