7 Activities to Fill Free Time While Fasting
The obstacle that occurs during fasting is when you are confused about filling your spare time. This will certainly cause the fasting time to feel longer, and make it more difficult for you to withstand hunger and thirst. So that you don’t die of style or boredom, you can fill your free time while fasting with the following activities.
1. Learn to Cook
Cooking is one of the activities that you can choose to fill your spare time while fasting. Besides being able to hone skills in terms of cooking. The dishes you have cooked will be a special dish for your family when breaking the fast. Cooking certainly takes a lot of time and patience. Without realizing it when you finish cooking, the iftar drum has resounded.
2. Reading Books
For those of you who have a passion for reading, books can be your choice to fill your spare time. You can read various books that are your favorite. For example, novels with stories that are light and easy to understand. It’s better not to choose books with heavy and difficult topics to understand, because this will be difficult and of course tiring (and also make you hungry after reading). Light fiction books or a collection of short stories are suitable for you to wait for the time to break your fast.
3. Visit the Park
If in the residential complex you have a garden, there’s nothing wrong with relaxing in the garden in the afternoon (remember to just go to the garden inside your house complex, don’t leave the housing). You can also relax in the garden that you have made at home. Why? Because relaxing in the garden will make your mind relax and calm. Without realizing it, the opening time was getting closer.
4. Exercising at Home
Too tired to leave the house, but you want to exercise? You can exercise at home, you know. For those of you who have a treadmill or stationary bike, you can use it to exercise. You can fill your fasting time with other simple exercises, such as planks or yoga. The capital is simple, you just have to have a mattress and YouTube to watch videos of yoga and other sports at home. It’s easy, right?!
5. Increase Worship
The month of Ramadan is known as a month full of blessings, which means that this month is the right month to compete in increasing worship. It’s not just fasting or tarawih. You can fill your fasting time with other worship practices, such as reading prayers, reading the holy book Al-Quran or deepening religious knowledge by reading religious books.
6. Online Gathering
As good citizens, we must follow the government’s advice to stay at home and not travel (if we don’t have an urgent need). Even if you don’t leave the house, you can still make friends online. Using applications such as Zoom, Google Duo, WhatsApp, Line, Telegram, or other chat/video call applications. Friendship continues, without having to leave the house.
7. Doing Homework
You can also do homework to fill your spare time when fasting, you know. Homework in question is not “homework” or homework that school children have. But work such as washing dishes, washing clothes, ironing, sweeping, mopping or cleaning the bathroom can be used as activities to fill your spare time during Ramadan fasting. Another plus of doing housework or “cleaning the house” is that you can burn calories and keep the house clean!
Those are 7 activities you can do to fill your spare time during Ramadan fasting. Do you have any other activity ideas? Let me know right away in the comments. I hope your Ramadan fasting is going well!
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