Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. I’ve been thinking about what to give up or take on (as I did last year) for Lent and haven’t been able to come up with a good idea. When I’m giving up something I usually scout for that which I seem to be addicted to at the time and choose from there, since it does require some sacrifice I should pick something hard. People give up booze or coffee, but those things mean nothing to me, so that wouldn’t be much a struggle.
Currently, I am hooked on several things, food-wise it’s coke zero, lollipops, bread with olive oil and goat cheese, and milk. These are things I have mostly every day. Technology-wise, I am currently dangerously hooked on twitter, reading blogs and bejeweled. Exercising is minimal these, so I guess I could take that on again, but for some reason I’m feeling a bit unmotivated. I don’t want to give up things I have in the past: chocolate (this is not that difficult these days), sugar (this one almost killed me), coke (I don’t think I can give this up right now), booze (as I said, I’m not drinking much these days to begin with), negative thoughts (easier said than done, this was a quick fail), taking-on exercising (which I guess is always an option).
I really don’t know what to give up… Do you have any good ideas? I’m inclined towards doing things that might help others, or giving up something for someone else. Please, if you have any thoughts shoot them my way, I seem to have consumed all my creative thoughts on this subject. Thanks!