If Ramadhan was a preparation, a training of sorts, then these following few days are the acid tests.

Actually, yesterday was the acid test. The first. Numero uno. Pervi.

It was actually about setting goals for yourself. If you've set for a change in certain aspects in your life, for example, to be more consistent in doing things, then measure yourself and see if there's any improvement.

If you've told yourself before Ramadhan ,"I want to try not to talk bad things about people", then look at your words. Have you been saying bad things about someone?

Weight reduction? Go and buy a weighing scale and check your weight. If you've lost some, then bravo.

Did you eat a lot yesterday? Did you starve yourself for a month only to vehemently push yourself to the limit by eating a lot on the first day of raya? *looks to the ceiling, whistling*

Or maybe you want to set yourself up to wake up once a week for qiamullail after this?

It's up to you to redefine your Ramadhan, which could be measured by as early as these following weeks to see how effective it was.

I want consistency, in everything i do with my life. Here i would like to share a hadith with you guys : -

Daripada Aisyah r.a bahawa Rasulullah SAW bersabda: "Tingkatkanlah amalanmu dengan baik, atau lebih dekatlah kepada kebaikan, dan bergembiralah, kerana amalan seseorang itu tidak dapat memasukkannya ke dalam syurga. Para sahabat bertanya, "Adakah amalanmu juga begitu, wahai Rasulullah"? Jawab Rasulullah SAW: "Amalanku juga begitu. Tetapi Allah melimpahiku dengan rahmat-Nya. Ketahuilah, sesungguhnya amalan yang paling disukai oleh Allah SWT ialah amalan yang dikerjakan secara berterusan walaupun sedikit". (riwayat al-Bukhari dan Muslim)

So in the end, the efficacy of Ramadhan depends if there's any change in you, if you've set a goal of your Ramadhan. It's never too late to check yourself up.

Better late than never, as they say.