How to Prepare For Work During The First Week of Ramadan?


Negligence in fulfilling responsibilities during Ramadan is not permitted and is discouraged by Ramadan morals. Eating, watching series, and staying up all night is the lifestyle of many people during Ramadan, affecting work performance.

Muslims must reconsider the definition of work, especially during Ramadan. Many Muslims who work during Ramadan don't know how to handle a rigorous work schedule while abstaining from food and drink (fasting).

Our tips help you keep a good start to the month as they guide you on how to work effectively during the first week of Ramadan.

Make A Sleeping Routine

During Ramadan, both sleep time and wake-up time change, making anyone who fast more susceptible to insomnia, muscle aches, elevated blood pressure, and heightened tension throughout the day. Post Iftar, go for a 10-minute walk to ensure you get enough sleep and feel refreshed. Maintain a consistent sleep routine during the holy month to help the body adjust.

Get Ready Early

Plan your work the night before. Make arrangements for meetings and phone calls to occur early in the morning, as you'll be more productive. Following this schedule on the average days after Ramadan will help you maintain high levels of performance.

Rearrange Your Schedule

This is particularly critical if you work remotely and have international clients who don't know more about fasting. Think about the time changes and how the typical everyday schedule can affect the tasks, targets, etc. Send an email explaining your new working hours in detail to clarify your differences.

Modify Your Outfit

Although no one can ask you to stick to a particular uniform during Ramadan, it is nice and respectful to dress conservatively. Backless dresses and tight clothes should be avoided in favor of clothing covering the legs and arms.

Avoid Caffeine

It's difficult for anyone to start his hectic day without his morning coffee cup and keep active until nearly 16 hours. However, drinking caffeine increases the likelihood of dehydration which will affect you during the day in Ramadan. You might feel a bit sleepy at first if you avoid your usual cup of coffee, but after two days, you'll be fine.

Workout Before Starting Work

During Ramadan, there's no need to miss the workout. Furthermore, studies have proven that morning activity improves our ability to focus and perform, allowing us to be more active. Keep to easy regular exercise and keep the workouts short.

Plan Meals According to Ramadan Nature

Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day, so Suhoor is your breakfast in Ramadan as you'll eat only two meals.

Depend on low-sugar, high-complex-carbohydrate meals as they take longer to digest. Instead of a bar of chocolate, try oats, lentils, or fresh fruits and vegetables. Protein-rich foods, such as fish, eggs, milk, nuts, and beans, help keep blood sugar levels stable and hunger at bay. Avoid saturated fats, as the faster, the body breaks down a meal, the faster you'll get hungry. Any meal should begin with a carb, such as dates, to get your digestive processes up and to go.

Keep an eye out for hyperthermia

In the UAE's harsh heat, the first few days of your fast are expected to be the most difficult. If you have signs of hyperthermia, such as a racing pulse, blurry vision, headache, or weakening, sit down quickly and add a cold patch to your forehead. Place ice packs under the arms to rapidly lower body temperature.

Understand your legal rights

According to the Labor Law, employees in the UAE are entitled to work fewer hours during Ramadan without a pay cut. All businesses should reduce work hours by two hours a day. If the employee has to work for additional hours– realize that you have the right to receive overtime pay as per the law.

Although the first days of the holy month could be difficult, following these tips will help you maintain high performance and productivity levels through the whole month, not only the first week.

Ramadan Kareem!