So here’s what you asked…
“I want to memorise or recite with a plan in mind yet, the clock ticks by and the night sets in – I’ve done nothing. I say I’ll do the same tomorrow but, the same result. What can I do?”
It’s typical procrastination!
Many of us forget that everyday we are faced by the opportunist that is Shaytan. He loves procrastination when it comes to good deeds. Yeah, so much so that you never get round to do it. So we should first seek refuge in Allah from the devils plots. The second thing to do is to create a realistic to-do list and prioritise your Qur’an alongside two other tasks. Use the Bullet Journal technique. The best trick is to make someone hold you accountable to do the task if you’re a real procrastinator! Waking up early will help you fulfil tasks, get up at Fajr.
The final thing that comes to mind is that you need to make your productivity levels higher and smarter. There was a study done recently into this. It turns out, “the secret to retaining the highest level of productivity over the span of a workday is not working longer–but working smarter with frequent breaks.” Employees with the highest levels of productivity worked for 52 minutes with intense purpose, then rested up (17 mins), allowing their brains time to rejuvenate and prepare for the next work period. Try it out!
Do you procrastinate or used to? If so, what do you do about it?