I think all of us constantly need to be reminded of doing good deeds, and not let the Shaytan get the better of us!
So here are some of the things I think about before acting upon it (inshaAllah I hope it will benefit you too).
I try to...
(During solat) remind myself that the Prophet (Saw) never ever missed his fard and sunnat prayers, and always prayed for hours and hours at night until his feet would swell. He prayed with such humbleness and tranquillity, thus, we should strive to pray as he did and not rush through our prayers or be distracted whilst praying. How fast do you read your Surahs in Solat?
Every fard solat is equivalent to 10 solats, it is as though you are praying 50 times a day. SubhanAllah. So don't ever miss a prayer.
(When making wudhu') remind myself that our Prophet (Saw) never used to waste water when he did his ablution. How high do you turn the tap when you're making wudhu'?
(good intentions) have the right intention and do things for the sake of Allah. Ask yourself this before undertaking a task, will Allah be pleased with what I'm about to do?
(when speaking) remember that there are always two angels next to me recording every word I say, so I have to try not to say any foul words. Would you want these beautiful Angels to write down s*** or f***? So instead, make zikrullah, praise Allah with phrases he loves like subhanAllah, Alhamdulilah, Allahu Akbar...and SubhanAllahi wabihamdi etc. But if you do accidentally say something bad, dont hesitate in repenting. One Angel records all the good things you say, and the other records the bad. However, the one who records the bad won't do so unless he is told by the one who writes good. So if you dont make istighfar and repent for what you've said, it will surely be written down. Also, with every bad word you use, it is like swearing upon your own Mother!
(say Bismillah) when doing anything. Whenever you say Bismillah, it makes the Shaytan/Jinn weaker. Don't forget to say Bismillah when entering your house, entering the bathroom, eating, drinking etc. in EVERYTHING you do (I'm still training myself to do so). I read this story yesterday that if a person never says bismillah, the qareen/jin will eat and drink with him and enter his home all the time.
mmm that's all I can get out of my head for now. InshaAllah Ill post more later.
I actually have a few things due next week - what am I doing online?!?
Yalla, take care.
ps: feel free to add more!