Lent may be a religious thing that you either ignore or don’t even know about and I am not about to get all religious on you because I’m no religious genius and that’s just not what my blog is about. This being said I am about to give you a little insight into my rather un-religious obsession with Lent which I have had since I was in Junior school.
RELIGIOUSLY GIVING UP
Pretty much every year since I can remember I have given up chocolate for 40 days and 40 nights. The reason I gave up chocolate for the first time was I believe because my school said we should all give lent a go. I then kept giving up chocolate because I am beyond obsessed with the sugary stuff. The only problem is that I just get more and more obsessed after the quitting stint.
DENY FOR YOUR OWN GOOD
I like to give up chocolate each year because it is something unhealthy that I have an “unhealthy” obsession with. I would really like to stop craving it but I’m not sure how. My aunty even tried a little bit of NLP on me but, nope, nothing can get between chocolate and I. If you are going to give up something for lent then it is the perfect opportunity to challenge yourself to give up something that you know is bad for you. I strongly feel that there is no point in denying something from yourself just for the sake it but if you know in your heart that you should give something up then why not have a go until Easter.
WHAT COULD I POSSIBLY GIVE UP?
There are so many things people have been known to give up, tangible or other ways. I feel that the best and most common are chocolate, sweets, crisps, cakes and biscuits. Yet there are some other clever ones such as giving up social media. This would be an amazing one for someone that is constantly on their phone logging into Facebook or Instagram but for me it is a huge part of my career so I couldn’t do that. That being said, I do think I should ease up and maybe have a night cap on my social media dependancy…I may have to discuss this in a future post.
WHEN TO GIVE IN
You are bound to have a celebratory event of some kind over the 40 days. Lent tends to fall over my dad and cousins’ birthdays and as I always give up chocolate or some kind of sweet treat this can sometimes be an issue with birthday cakes or parties. I am not one to miss out on a celebration so I always give an exception to birthdays and big celebrations because no one likes a party pooper.
I am already counting down the days to Easter. Giving up chocolate makes Easter Eggs that much more special.
Are you going to give up something this year?