Tuesday March 21st, 2023
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8 Tips to Surviving Ramadan

Ramadan is almost upon us, and let's face it, the best of us turn into neurotic masses of disproportionate and inappropriate human emotion. Lucky for you, we've come up with 8 ways to curb the crazy.

Staff Writer

The holy month of Ramadan is just around the corner. While we all love the traditions that come with Ramadan; the family coming together, the food mamas prepare and the excuse to stuff our faces with food at 3 in the morning, the hours before that beautiful sound of the madfa3 can be somewhat unbearable. In this heat, fasting can be torturous and can even make some people delusional. 

Following these tips will help you get through Islam’s own version of The Hunger Games.

1. Sleep. Sleep. Sleep. For those of you who don’t work, surviving Ramadan will be relatively easier. Sleeping your way through fasting will ensure a smoother journey to Iftar. For those unfortunate enough to hold a job, taking a nap while nobody is watching will make the hours before driving home pass by quicker

2. When hunger gets the best of you and your stomach starts grumbling we found that chewing on your nails will help quiet it down. 

3. We have all gone through the habit of waking up in the middle of the night craving a snack. Keeping a supply under the bed means getting to the food quickly before remembering that you’re fasting. 

4. As for the smokers, encourage your Christian friends to blow smoke in your face to help ease your nicotine withdrawal. 

5. The hardest part of fasting is the constant dryness in your mouth. When your insides start feeling like the Sahara, hop into the shower and “accidently” open your mouth. 
6. Spending time with your loved one always makes time fly by. Remember: you must keep an appropriate distance between you and your partner at all times. 
7. If you’re single, binge watching your favorite show has the same effect as spending time with your “other half”. 
8. If all else fails, refer to tip #1.