Psychological Benefits of Fasting! The expert told

Specialist clinical psychologist Yaren Hamarat pointed out that according to studies, fasting during Ramadan has both psychological and physical benefits.

FASTING TEACHES INDIVIDUAL PATIENCE

Expressing that the month of Ramadan brings spiritual enlightenment to individuals apart from worship, Uzm. Sound. PS. Yaren Hamarat said, “As we train our soul with fasting for a month, we also soothe our soul. Fasting teaches patience, acceptance and self-control. Thus, we contribute to our spiritual development while providing religious satisfaction.”

INTRODUCTION FEELINGS ARE ENHANCED IN THE MONTH OF RAMADAN

Emphasizing that the month of Ramadan is very important in terms of strengthening one’s patience and empathy, Dr. Sound. PS. Hamarat said, “Firstly, by suppressing the urge to eat, delaying it and then concluding with iftar, patience and emotion control will emerge. It also feeds the person’s religious feelings. It will give the person peace to be aware of the fact that he is fulfilling his religious duties. He will pay more attention to his behavior and actions in society and will be filled with a sense of accomplishment.

INCREASE FEELINGS OF CALM AND HARMONY IN THE PERSON

Expressing that spiritual peace increases in Ramadan, Uzm. Sound. PS. Hamarat said, “Even though fasting causes nervous tension and intolerance with the effect of hunger and thirst, after the adaptation process, the feelings of calmness and harmony arise as a result of training one’s main impulses. The fact that the month of Ramadan contains the elements of social unity and cooperation will be very effective in increasing the feelings of spiritual peace, compassion and compassion.

IFTAR TABLES CONTRIBUTE TO SOCIALIZATION

Emphasizing that fasting can also be beneficial for the negative mood of the individual, Uzm. Sound. PS. Hamarat shared the following information:

“Worship is very important in developing yourself, dealing with problems and struggling with difficulties. Ramadan, together with fasting, will contribute to socialization, unity, in short, socialization of the person at the iftar tables. Thanks to Ramadan, the self-control system of the person will be effective. It will inevitably be that bad habits are overcome and individuals renew their psychology as well as their organs along with fasting.

IT IS GOOD FOR THE FEELING OF LONELINESS

Underlining that Ramadan also brings about a biological and psychological regeneration of the person, Uzm. Sound. PS. Hamarat said, “Ramadan allows us to gather with our loved ones at the iftar tables, and to gather with them by extending a helping hand to people who lack financial resources. It is a month in which togetherness and conviviality are of paramount importance. It contributes a lot to one’s sense of loneliness and self-fulfilment.

REGULAR SLEEP AND HOBBIES ARE USEFUL IN ANGER MANAGEMENT

Expressing that people who are hungry and thirsty for long hours need anger management, Uzm. Sound. PS. Hamarat said, “Creating a private space for yourself is very important in terms of anger management. It is good for the mental health of individuals to spend time with hobbies that appeal to their tastes and that do not require high energy, such as doing puzzles, reading books, painting, watching movies, and moderate exercise. One of the factors of irritability can be a sleep disorder. Regular sleep and hobbies provide the necessary control,’ he concluded.

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