I found this amazing book on Ramadhan written by Um Imtiaz( Mazalina K. Ghouse) distributed by Al-khadeem....I would love to share it here....some of the articles that i find is an absolutely amazing reminder for all of us on preparing for Ramadhan....
1) seek sincere repentance
first- seek forgiveness from Allah swt and feel regret for all the sins committed.
second- ask the people whom we know to forgive our mistakes and foults.
third- free our hearts from negative attitudes and thoughts towards others...This will help our heart to be at peace and happy.
2) complete missed obligatory(wajib) fasts.
please make sure we have ganti ALL our fasts before Ramadhan comes.
3) seek knowledge on Ramadhan (very very important!!!!)
It is advisable to read books which are related to the rulings on fasting and it's virtues. This will develop better understanding of Ramadhan. Those who are head of family, it is their duty to educate the family about the acts of worship that should be performed during Ramadhan.
4) avoid activites which distracs acts of worship
Ramadhan is only 29-30days, therefore it is wise if we organise our work our work so that it does not distrac us from fulfilling our duties towards Allah swt.
Oh mashaAllah it may be only 4 things, but i can say, its a lot harder to do...I would like to share one of my past experience during Ramadhan.
a few years ago, before Ramadhan started, I went for a talk , to preparing for Ramdhan...And the scholar mashaAllah gave a detail explanation on ganjaran and dosa during Ramadhan....once of the things he mentioned was that some poeple yang puasa in ramadhan, mmg tak dapat pahala langsung, hanya sekadar haus and lapar sepanjang hari...base on the hadith sahih below....