Achieving a balance between our social life and work can be a little hard to accomplish as you usually let work take over many parts of your life. While we try harder to balance or have some social life, the holy month of Ramadan offers us a little balance. In fact, almost all companies whether they belong to the private sector or the governmental sector reduce the working hours either by one or two hours.
Sometimes you won’t be able to realize this balance unless you really started monitoring the things you do after work.
Less Working Hours, More Free Time
Unfortunately, not all jobs guarantee that work is done even after working hours, but there are many companies where once you leave the office, no one contacts you for extra tasks.
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The fact that the working hours are reduced during Ramadan, gives you more free time to do whatever you want to do.
Ramadan allows you to spend more time with your family and relatives during Iftar time; and once you finish Iftar, you have the rest of the day to do anything you like, which means that there is extra time than usual that enables you to have a social life.
This is how you can achieve balance, you work in the morning until 4 or 5, later you spend time with the family and you would still have more time to even hang out with your friend or to just relax.
Some people use this free time to have another job to earn more money.
Ramadan Helps Us Organizing Our Time
According to Ramadan’s working hours, you can organize your time to be able to do more things and even learn a new skill. Time management is one of the best keys that can lead you to success; some people use the extra time in Ramadan to start a new course and learn something new. What you need to do to be able to do the same as they do, is organize your time.
In the morning at work, you should finish all your tasks and deliver them on time; in fact, for some reason, almost all employees manage to finish their tasks in 6 hours instead of 8 hours on normal days.
After work, you can rest or nap till Iftar is ready and this is when you spend time with your family, after Iftar is your own time. Don’t let things overlap each other and get mixed up, learn how to manage your time.
Can We Work For 6 Hours Not 8 Hours Even After Ramadan?
Even though this question will remain unanswered, we have to ask it.
Why can’t this be the system we work by; if employees can work and deliver their tasks in only 6 hours, why do we need the working hours to be 8?
If this rule of reducing working hours was implied, you’d find yourself achieving balance even after Ramadan.
Since almost all people complain about not having a social life due to their work, this Ramadan work regulation can be very beneficial even after the holy month; we’d be able to actually see the impact of having some balance in our lives.
In the end, as much as the holy month of Ramadan can be stress-free for others, it can still stress some people out as this month is the season for all marketers and brands, but if reducing working hours became permanent, we might see some huge change in people and their development.