Today is the first day of Lent also known as Ash Wednesday. Lent is 40 days long where one can take the opportunity to reflect, meditate, pray and purge our lives of the impurities that we may take on more than we would like to admit. Personally, Lent for me is a time of calm, rest, meditation, prayer, and eliminating all things that take you out of that state. You don’t have to be religious to practice Lent, for the most part I think we can all take a little time out to unplug from a lot of things that have grips on our attention. Another way you can practice Lent is by giving up your vices, whatever that may be. Here are some things that I’m giving up for 40 days with the hopes that I forgot about how great they are and never touch it again. *crossing fingers
And I mean in every form YO! To state the obvi, I’m talking about candy, ice-cream, cookies, and juice. I’m sweating while typing cause it’s gonna be hella hard to keep this up. I’ve stocked up on sugarfree gum to help ease the pain.
I’m one of those people that have the tv on for background noise. I watch it but for the most part, it’s usually Joanna and Chip or Golden Girls, so I’m going to limit myself to TV only on the weekend and none during the week, although it will be tough it will not nearly be as hard as the next one.
Okay the thought of this causes a little dizziness, but I’m cutting the social media down, not out because of things like work but I’ve signed on to the Moment app to help curve my interaction on social media. I’ve allotted 1.5 hour a day and that’s only because I need it for work. Here are some other apps that can help you limit your tablet/smartphone time.
Lastly, meditation is so important to me and I don’t do it as much as I would like to because I don’t make it a priority. I’m making a vow to meditate every day for the next 40 days to welcome in my higher being and to clear my thoughts. Meditation has so many health benefits but it’s also a great way to start your day with a clear mind and being purposeful with the things that you do. The two meditation apps that I absolutely love are Headspace and Calm.
I hope I gave you some things to think about and am excited to hear what you will give up for the next 40 days. I’m interested to take on some more, so share your sacrafices so I can add them to my list.