I only started doing Lent a couple of years ago, just to test myself & see if I could actually give up something for 40 days. I am hopeless at sticking to one thing, I have no will power at all. I don't even bother with New Year Resolutions.
Past Lents have included:
- Alcohol (failed)
- Tea (failed)
- Chocolate (passed surprisingly!)
I gave up chocolate last year & it was so hard. It was weird though, I'd go to eat something, get it 5 inches from my mouth & suddenly realise it was chocolate & scream 'AHHH WHY AM I TRYING TO EAT THIS!?' It's strange you don't even notice you're about to break Lent until you actually do.
So.. what to give up this year? I thought about chocolate again but then thought 'why would I want to put myself through that torture all over again!?' So.. this year I'm giving up shopping. Yes, that's right. No new clothes / accessories / make-up for me. Some of you might be thinking 'What.. that's easy..' For me? Not so much..
Obviously I have my Dad's, Nan's & Gordon's birthdays next weekend & my best friend's in March, so I'm allowed to buy gifts for them, but nothing for myself.
Are you giving up anything this year?