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 a psychological trait that occurs when you have a little slip or make a small mistake, and the next thing you know your self-control is slipping away. This is called the “What the Hell Effect”. An example of what-the-hell-effect would be you set a goal, e.g. No sugar. And then in the morning, you have a small cookie and you say to yourself “Oops! I didn’t mean to eat that cookie. There goes my no sugar diet. Oh well, what the hell! Since I’ve already blown my diet, I might as well have another cookie!. Uh-oh. Now I’ve really done it. What the hell! Might as well eat the whole jar!” We also give you some practical tips on how you can stop this effect in Ramadan, insha Allah.
Do share with us your stories of what-hell-effect in the comments section below!
P.S. 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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