Lent is one of my favorite times of the year! It allows us the opportunity to once again prioritize things that REALLY matter in our lives. For those of us who live in cold weather climates, it is also the promise that Spring is around the corner.
In many Christian faiths, people celebrate the 40 days leading up to Easter by giving something up or going without something during this time period. The past couple of years during Lent I realized that I didn’t need to give anything up. I eat healthy, don’t drink excessively, go the gym each morning, etc.. I did, however, realize there are some habits in my life that need to change ASAP. For this Lenten journey, I am not taking anything away, but instead adding things back in. These habits should already be routine, but as we all know, things just happen. Whether or not you’re a spiritual person, I hope you’ll join me on bettering ourselves as we move into Spring. Below is a synopsis of my goals for this year’s pilgrimage:
- Participating in the Dynamic Catholic video series: I did this last year and failed, so I will do it again until I get it right. This video series encourages yet challenges you to grow in your spiritual journey. Today’s video reminded us what are we going to give up or add in for Lent. Tomorrow’s lesson and task could be to reflect on something important in your life and pray about it for 15 minutes. It’s not too late to join if you are interested in this truly life changing exercise: Best Lent Ever.
- Reading the Bible every day: If I can spend hours watching Netflix or reading about wizards and vampires, I can certainly spend 10 minutes reading my Bible. Although written thousands of years ago, there are so many takeaways that we can utilize in today’s situations and circumstances. Those of you who know me, know how much I enjoy a good quote, scripture or good advice. This is the best place to get the tools you need to live life every day the way God intended for you to live.
- Stopping Procrastination: This is my Lenten goal for work. I’m not usually a procrastinator, but when things aren’t super busy I tend to put things off. Doing a million things or not, pushing things off for a later date is a bad habit. I’m a big believer in using time wisely, and I want to quash this habit before it becomes problematic.
Lent is not supposed to be easy, so challenge yourself. What do you want to change or improve about yourself?