If you just found this site

I received an email from a sister yesterday. She just found this site (alhamdulillah) and wants some advice on how to get started with 3 days to go until Ramadhaan.

I’m sure there are plenty others who are in this same situation. Here is what I recommend doing.

First, plan your meals.
Print out a menu planning sheet and plan your meals from Wednesday (we may start fasting then) until Saturday. Then, on Saturday print and plan your meals for the following week. Keep doing this each Saturday/Sunday.

Next, plan your day.
Print out one of the daily planners and think about how you want to spend your days during the month. Plan until Saturday only. This will keep you from getting overwhelmed. Then, each Saturday print and plan your days for the following week(s). Keep doing this each Saturday.

This post Sample Schedule/Plan your Ramadhaan days and nights should really help.

Then, set and plan some goals for yourself and family. Use this mini-workbook to help.

Next, go thru the Flylady Ramadhan posts and see which ones you need and have time to do. During the month, I’ll be posting reminders of things we need to do.

Remember to do it the Flylady way. Set a time limit for each activity. Use a timer to keep you on track.

If you have any questions, let me know! I’ll be glad to help out!

By the way, I’m not genius enough to come up with the Ramadan Control Journal. Another sister I know (Umm Sabr) did that. Isin’t she wonderful?

Planners

It’s time to start thinking about planning our Ramadhan schedules and days. There’s plenty to choose from!

Daily Activities Planner — A planner set up by times: Fajr/Early, Dawn/Morning, Dhur/Noon, Asr/Afternoon, Maghrib/Evening, Ishaa/Night

Blank Timed Daily Planner A 7-day timed daily schedule starting at 4am ending at 10pm.

Ramadhan Timed Daily Planner — Another 7-day timed daily schedule starting at 4am ending at 10pm but with the days of the week in Arabic and English printed along the top.

Weekly Planner 24hr-Day *NEW Jul/10* — A 24-hour 7-day timed daily schedule.

Blank Ramadhan Calendar — A blank monthly calendar for the month of Ramadhaan.

Weekly Planner (Interactive) *NEW Jul/10* — An editable weekly plan sheet. Type in two row’s worth of daily routines (or anything else) at the top of each day before printing. Featuring Sun-Mon with blank lines for hand-written things to do for the day. Separate sections for Notes, Tasks List, Calls to make, Email, Shopping Reminder.