8 Mental Wellness Tips To Take Away This Ramadan


Syahirah Mazlan •  Apr 06, 2023

Fasting during the day and breaking fast with loved ones at sunset create a sense of community and togetherness that is hard to match. However, it can also be challenging for those struggling with mental health. ? The combination of fasting, prayer, and increased social obligations can take a toll on one's emotional well-being! So here are 5 mental wellness tips to take away this Ramadan that'll help you in your daily life.

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1. Set realistic goals

During Ramadan, it's easy to get caught up in trying to do too much. After all, there are a little more spiritual obligations and rewards to reap this month. Setting realistic goals can help you avoid feeling overwhelmed and anxious. Start by setting small, achievable goals and gradually increase them as you go! This way, you'll be able to keep up with what you set for yourself and you can avoid stressing yourself too much. ?

2. Prioritise self-care

Even if it's not Ramadan, everyone knows that self-care is crucial for maintaining good mental health. Take time for yourself every day, even if it's just a few minutes to relax and unwind. This could include taking a longer shower, reading a few chapters of your favourite book, or practicing mindfulness. ?

3. Stay hydrated

It's important to stay hydrated during Ramadan, especially after a long day of fasting. Did you know dehydration can lead to headaches, fatigue, and mood swings, affecting your mental health? Yes, it really does! Drink plenty of water during non-fasting hours and avoid sugary or caffeinated drinks when you can as they dry the throat and can lead to sore throats.

4. Get enough sleep

Getting enough sleep is essential for your mental health. It's a fact that most of us don't get as much sleep as we should during this month, especially with all the rushing, and preparations for sahur and iftar! Lack of sleep can directly affect your daily performance and focus, so it's important to maintain a consistent sleep schedule and avoid staying late.

5. Stay connected with loved ones

Ramadan is a time for family and loved ones! Naturally, social support is important for good mental health. Make time to connect with loved ones during Ramadan, even if it's just a phone call or text message to remind yourself that you're not alone and that you have people who love you. ?

6. Practice gratitude & mindfulness

Ramadan is a time for reflection and gratitude. Every time we try to rush through our day, we forgot the little things in life that matter - the air we breathe, the legs we walk on, the phones we use, the social relationships we have and much more! Take time each day to reflect on what you're thankful for, no matter how small. ?

7. Eat a balanced diet

"You are what you eat" You've probably heard this saying a couple of more times than you'd like. Eating a balanced diet can help improve your mood and energy levels drastically! Make sure to include plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains in your meals to keep your body properly nourished so that your mood can improve.

8. Seek professional help if needed

If you're struggling with your mental health, don't hesitate to seek professional help! More often than not, we invalidate our feelings or think lowly of our self-worth. We should care for ourselves enough to want better for ourselves! A therapist or counselor can provide support and guidance during this challenging time.

By prioritizing self-care, setting realistic goals, staying connected with loved ones, and seeking professional help if needed, you can improve your mental wellness and fully embrace the beauty and joy of Ramadan. Remember to stay hydrated, eat a balanced diet, get enough sleep, and practice gratitude each day. Insya'Allah by implementing these mental wellness tips, you can not only get through Ramadan but also improve your day-to-day life! ❤️

P.S. Need more resources? Check out our mental wellness show titled "Depressed? Just Go Pray Lah." and discover even more live shows and topics!