Each year, I do my best to give up something for Lent. In the past, I've given up chewing gum, candy, soft drinks (which turned into a lifestyle change), fasted during certain hours of the day, and probably some other stuff that is not coming to me right now. However, this year, I decided to do something different.
Since my vacation in October 2016, I've been thinking about my life as a whole and trying to have a better understanding as to why I'm here. I believe I have things to do, people to see, and places to go. I haven't quite wrapped my head around all of this yet, but I just know this is how my life is supposed to be. For 2017, instead of setting resolutions, I decided to set goals. For instance, I want one of my bills completely paid off this year (and I'm almost there). I also want to meet certain social media goals for this blog. There is an ultimate weight loss goal, but that's not what is important to me right now (even though I am actively working out and meal planning). However, there is something else.
I want to devote more time to doing this - blogging. I want to devote more time to crafting. I want to devote more time to reading. So for Lent, I have decided to block out 3 hours of my after work day to my place being a non TV zone. Music only! I've been doing this since the start of Lent (yes, I'm fully aware it is only a few days), but I can already see a difference.
In these past few days, I've started working on crafts, I've been more active in my bullet journal, I'm doing better at staying on top of my schedule, and I have even (finally) started working on my book...even though someone had to give me an extra push.
No matter what you decided to give up for Lent, I hope it makes some type of change in your life. I can already see a positive change in mine and looking forward to seeing how much I get done during this season.
What did you give up for Lent?