Ramadan Tips for Workers

March 29th, 2022

Ramadan Tips for Workers

Ramadan 1443 (2022)

Renew Your Intentions

As Ramadan approaches set your personal intentions, goals, and expectations for the month.

Ask yourself:

  • Why am I fasting?

  • What goals do I have for the month?

  • How can I improve my relationship with Allah?

  • What can I do to gain the most rewards this month?

Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said, "The reward of deeds depends upon the intentions and every person will get the reward according to what he has intended."

Sahih al-Bukhari 1 (Book 1, Hadith 1)

Ramadan and Fasting at Work

Communicate with your team, manager and co-workers about Ramadan and your upcoming fast. This will give those around you further insight and understanding of any changes in your work routine or productivity.

  • Request appropriate accommodations such as a quiet area to pray or changing your schedule to hours that fit your routine during Ramadan.

  • Use your lunch break to recite/read Qur’an or do acts of worship.

  • Splashing cool water on your face can help you feel refreshed and reenergized during long hours at work.

  • If you will be working/commuting at the time of meals, remember to bring along some food and prayer mat.

Work When Your Energy Is at its Highest!

Our energy levels fluctuate throughout the day while fasting. Your energy may be highest right before or just after eating the morning and evening meals.

  • If possible, plan to complete the bulk of your mentally or physically intensive work just after eating, when your mind and body are at their sharpest.

  • You may also find staying up after you eat your morning meal--instead of going back to sleep--will allow you to more easily complete tasks without distractions.

  • Utilize scheduling tools like an email scheduler, to ensure that messages you compose during these high-energy sprints are sent out at a more appropriate business hour that accommodates your recipients.

Think About What You Eat

During Ramadan we focus on fasting and not as much on what we do eat . Try to add nutritious and energy packed foods to your diet.

  • Eat lots of fibrous fruits and vegetables such as berries, beans, broccoli etc.

  • Eat complex carbohydrates like potatoes, rice, bananas, etc. These are slow energy releasing foods.

Embrace Napping

The afternoon and early evening can be the toughest times for energetic work during Ramadan, so don't be afraid to take a nap to regain energy. • Quick naps will allow you to re-charge, giving you bursts of energy to complete necessary tasks with a focused mind.

General Advice

Stay refreshed.

  • Rinse your face with cool water or showers to re-energize throughout the day while fasting.

Stay Hydrated.

  • Try sipping water at night. This can help you keep hydrated for the following day of fasting.

Take Breaks.

  • Make time for what you enjoy or find relaxing. Taking a short afternoon nap can be reenergizing.

Find your Balance.

  • Do what works for YOU. Be realistic when creating a routine based on your personal ability, needs, and time.

Have a Plan.

  • Have a plan to make this Ramadan your best Ramadan yet. Find a sample planner on our website, see link below.