It’s the 25th of Ramadan, the holy month of fasting in Islam. It’s been interesting so far, we fast the whole day from dawn until sunset in the evening, approximately 16 hours. Weather was extremely hot at the beginning of the month then it cooled off so thirst is somehow bearable.
The problem is with sleeping; since it’s summer and kids are off from school, they stay up the whole night and sleep during the day for at least 12 hours, I mean we became more of bats. This is not healthy for the mind or even the body, sleeping during the day does not give you the same amount of energy the night does. You lose your concentration and balance, bad moods and headaches as well as exhaustion all day. well, that would also affect your religious habits because you’re too tired to bear the hunger or thirst which means you can’t focus on reading the Quran or pray the whole night.
I’ve tried to break the whole routine thing and force my family to adapt a healthier lifestyle but neighbors and everyone else around us just don’t get that, and that’s why gave up and followed the herd! My schedule is very messed up now; I go to sleep at 5.30 a.m. and wake up at 2 p.m. that’s not fair because as I mentioned previously it doesn’t give your body sufficient energy to work up the whole day. my mood is not helping as well, so I do nothing until Iftar -the first meal after fasting- at 8 p.m. when I’m done with food, the headache phase begins because you eat too much because you can’t focus on what you eat because your mind is resting at a time it shouldn’t be resting so it takes me at least 4 hours to digest the food and start feeling better. Now it’s midnight, I want to live my life, write blogs -reading is impossible- check my emails but my friends want to go out for Suhoor -the second meal after Iftar- so I go out with them and come back home at around 4 in the morning then go to sleep again.
This is pretty much my day. We do nothing actually, at times it gets really worse. My biggest problem is that I’ve been going through many deep thoughts and I need to write them all down and publish more posts but I truly can’t make time for writing and thinking of my posts.
Today, I am awake at 8 a.m. because of my brother’s alarm, I’m too sleepy to write a post, I even didn’t know what I’m writing but I think I have to because I’m missing it so much and don’t want to stop this flow of ideas, so please, excuse my English in the upcoming few posts, I’m too sleepy to write.