Learn About Yourself This Lent
Have you wondered what you could learn about yourself this lent?
You have 40 days to embed changes you have been putting off for months. What will it be? A new habit takes time to develop, approximately 3 months apparently.
Lent is a great opportunity for you to get one step closer in reaching your goals. Whether that’s to give up something, or even take something new up.
It doesn’t need to be about giving up your favourite chocolate for 40 days. If you won’t enjoy it, and you know you it will be the first thing on your to-do list come the end of Lent, it begs the question, what’s the point?
What about bad habits or behaviours, that you know are not helping you? So, have you considered any of the following for Lent?
- Don’t eat out for 40 days
- No snacking after dinner
- Talk to yourself positively, and when you don’t, consciously turn it around and make it positive
- Try meditation, mindfulness or yoga
- Bring your own lunch to work
- Try one new exercise class a week
- Set aside time each week for your family or friends
- Spend less time on your phone or tablet
- Quit social media
- Try a new recipe every couple of days
- Go to bed at a decent hour
- Stop procrastinating
- Look for the good in everything to minimise habitual complaining and judgement
- Volunteer once a week for a charity or animal shelter
- Think of your worst habit, ditch it for 40 days and see how you feel
The majority of our eating habits are emotional. By making changes in the areas of your life that you feel are incomplete or in need of improvement, you may well find that you no longer feel the need for that greasy takeaway, chocolate bar or glass of wine on such a regular basis.
Come the end of Lent, you may have learnt more about yourself than you expected!