Lent… Yes, it’s that time of year again; but what should you give up? It’s a toughie.
40 days is a long time – so its important to choose something which is sustainable with perseverance!
Some of the most common things to give up for Lent are:
- Giving up sweets
- Not using any social media
- Becoming vegetarian
- Sleeping in a bed
- Eating with utensils
- Using cards to pay for items (cash only)
I can’t remember ever giving up something for the entirety of Lent, I think I may have given up Facebook for 3 weeks and then caved in. Alcohol is clearly an obvious choice, although I’m not sure I could cope with that either. I’m already a pescetarian, so cutting out meat isn’t even an option.
I think I’ve narrowed down a few things which I’m going to try and omit from my life for Lent; whether they will last or not is unforeseen…
- Online shopping (I like to shop impulsively…)
- Photos of myself on Facebook (no one needs to see my face that much)
- Straightening my hair (it’s naturally curly)
- Fizzy drinks except for soda (I love Red Bull & Diet Coke </3)
- Dairy products (to be replaced by soya & Ca tablets)
- Buying coffee or lunch out
OK so there are a few to get me started. All mainly based on my health, productivity and bank balance…
I also plan to make a memento of the period of sacrifice, which will reveal itself at the end of Lent (cue pre-thought-up blog post)! To fuel some ideas of your own, I found this blog post which is sure to give you some ideas of what you might be willing to give up for Lent.