What should I give up for Lent?
If you're thinking of giving up something for Lent this year, it can be hard enough deciding what to cut out- nevermind actually doing it.
Whether you're religious or not, it's a great chance to challenge yourself (and your housemates) and make better decisions. Lasting for 40 days and 40 nights, it starts Wednesday 17th February (after pancake day) - Saturday 3rd April
Get competitive with your mates and see who has the strongest willpower!
Whether your go-to choice is Chinese, Indian or pizza, cutting out takeaways could be quite the challenge - especially on those evenings when you can't be bothered to cook. However, it'll be good for you AND your bank account. Worth a try?
Lent doesn't have to just be about giving up food. Why not make a positive change to your daily routine and make the most of your mornings by getting up earlier? You will feel more energised and it will mean you can relax in the evening without feeling guilty.
3. Social Media
Okay, this is where it could get really challenging- try detoxing from social channels! Pick one or two that you find yourself on the majority of the time and either cut it out completely or make a conscious effort to spend less time on them. Maybe only checking twice a day for 10 mins?
4. Take on a challenge
Rather than give something up, why not commit to doing something every day for 40 days instead? Set a target and stick to it. 10,000 steps a day? 30 minutes of exercise? Just make sure you pick something achievable or you'll end up failing in the first week!
Are you guilty of being a serial binge-watcher? If so, staying away from Netflix could be a good (but challenging) exercise. You just need to find something else to do instead - read a book? do a workout? play board games with your housemates? try new recipes?
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