In the second season of the Productive Muslim Podcast, we go through the Pre- Ramadan Bootcamp with our host, Mifrah Mahroof. The purpose of this bootcamp is to help you prepare for Ramadan spiritually, physically and socially so that when Ramadan begins you will be in a better position to make the most out of it.
In this episode, we discuss the new science of behavioral economics. You’re more likely to get things done if:
a) You understand why you’re doing it.
b) You’re more specific/clear about what you want to get done and
c) You set clear triggers to remind you to do the new action at certain points in time each day.
For example, Look at your 3 challenges again (the one you picked up from this week) and ask yourself: When will I do this tomorrow? Block time out in your calendar, as if you’re making an appointment, and treat it as an important appointment. Be very precise in your timings. Don’t just say, “I’ll spend time with my parents after I come home” say “I’ll spend time with my parents after I eat dinner, wash the dishes, and join them for herbal tea in the living room”. The more vivid your description, the easier it’ll be for you to remember and stick to your behaviour.
Did you do your 3 challenges? Let us know in the comments section by answering in one the following ways:
- I have done all three challenges today
- I didn’t do them today
- I did the Spiritual, not the Physical, but the social
- I didn’t do the spiritual, nor the physical, but I did the social
Thank you for listening!
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