It’s okay if you’re struggling.
It’s okay if you’re not spending as much time in Dua and Dhikr as you’d planned to in Ramadan.
It’s okay if you’re still spending most of your day in the kitchen, serving your husband, children, elderly parents or in-laws, and you don’t get to pray extra Nawafil or read as much Quran as you’d wanted to.
It’s okay if you’re too tired at the end of the day to be cheerful or display the best character.
It’s okay if most days, you just want a break.
It’s okay if you’re cranky and frustrated because the chores never seem to end long enough for you to have the solitude you so desperately seek.
It’s okay if you’re struggling in Ramadan.
This is the month of mercy, so begin with yourself. Be a little kinder to your own self. Stop the self-criticism and self-hatred. You’re trying your best, giving so much to others every single day.
He sees your efforts. He knows your intention, the free time you yearn for to connect with Him, the energy you wish you had so you could spend more time worshiping Him.
وَاللَّهُ رَءُوفٌ بِالْعِبَادِ
And Allah is Very Kind to His servants. [2:207]
So just breathe. It’s okay if you’re struggling.
Please stop the self-criticism.
You’re doing just fine.