Here’s a few ideas of what you can give up or add to your life.
Give up chocolate
This is a popular one, especially as Easter weekend typically includes huge amounts of chocolate Easter egg eating.
Stop snacking in between meals
This is a tough one as it’s a real habit for many people, but on a positive note, Spring is just around the corner so it would make a really good impact on your overall health and your seasonal clothes will fit better.
Replace 30mins of screen time with 30mins of exercise everyday
The weather is changing, and the evenings are lighter, so a daily walk, run or bike ride is a good habit to have and you’ll probably continue on even after Lent. If you’re not an outdoor person you could try some of the free online exercise videos such as Joe Wicks.
Try not to gossip
We all do it at one time or another but why not try to only say only positive things about your friends, family or work colleagues.
A positive act every day
This could include anything from clearing up after dinner, calling someone who is alone or even letting someone go ahead of you in the queue.
De-clutter your home
Every day try to de-clutter a part of your home. Could be a drawer or kitchen cupboard that needs organising or even different parts of your garden. Whatever you choose you’ll feel lighter afterwards.
Don’t buy anything you don’t need
Our shopping options are limited at the moment but it’s still tempting when you’re in the supermarket to make whimsical purchases. Each time you choose not to buy something you don’t need put the amount it would have cost into a jar and see how much you’ve saved by avoiding those spur-of-the-moment spends.
Whatever you choose to do for Lent it can only have a positive impact on you. You’ve had to miss plenty of things we all take for granted, like visiting family or friends, so whatever you do, don’t be too hard on yourself if you miss a day or forget to do something.