5 Easy Tips for Employees Fasting during Ramadan
How do you handle work hurdles while fasting for Ramadan, especially when your job demands frequent travel?
Here are 5 easy tips that would not disturb your fasting or affect your work productivity.
- Speak with your manager
Discuss your work load and Ramadan fasting schedule with your manager to come up with a doable work plan to minimise fatigue. Plan your work so that high priority client visits are planned in the morning hours. Take short breaks throughout the day to avoid strain.
- Drive with care
In the 2nd half of the day, your capability behind the wheel could be impaired due to low sugar levels. Schedule travel appointments during the 1st half of the day, when your concentration level is the highest. Also ensure, you complete your travel related work and reach home soon enough to break the fast.
- Eat sizeable Suhoor and a moderate Iftar
Kick start your day with a sizeable, nutritious Suhoor meal in the morning. You should choose hydrating fruits, protein rich eggs and lean meat, and complex carbohydrate sources such as whole-grain bread, barley and lentils to provide you with necessary hydration and energy for the day ahead.
In the evening, begin your Iftar meals with dates, yoghurt, soup and water, and then wait for atleast 10 minutes before consuming moderate portions of food, which should be rich in complex carbohydrates, protein, minerals and vitamins. Avoid intake of sugary and fatty food, as they can disturb metabolism, digestion and cause dizziness and fatigue.
- Get your rest
Make sure you get atleast 8 hours of sleep at night as your daily routines have been altered during this fasting period. Steal in some time for short naps during your day to rejuvenate yourself.
- Don’t forget to exercise
Just because you’re fasting, it doesn’t mean you should forget your fitness schedule. Go easy and do light exercises, atleast 2 to3 hours after Iftar. This would provide the needed endorphins to make you feel happy and content.
By following the tips above, you can work and travel without any hassles while fasting.
As the adage reminds us, work is also worship!