Why everyone should be taking on a challenge for Lent

February 23, 2017

Religion aside Lent is a very interesting time of the year. The challenge to give something up, or perhaps do something extra, for a whole 40 days and 40 nightswithout cheating! 
This year I plan on doing a little self-improvement by both stopping something and doing something extra.

So why should you take part?

To stop a bad habit 
This is the perfect opportunity to reflect on what you’d like to change about yourself, are you on your phone all the time instead of socialising with friends or do you eat way too much sugar and want to change? It apparently takes 66 days to break a habit so why not give yourself a good head start!

To prove you can do it 
It’s a horrible feeling when someone tells you that you aren't capable of something but even worse when you can’t recognise the capability within yourself! Take this chance to show everyone what you can do!
To improve your health 
One of the most common things you here of people giving up is sugar in the form of sweets, chocolate or frizzy drinks. If you’re a bit of a binge eater why not cute out the sugar and see what a difference it can make to your body . You could even start doing something more active like take up running or try a gym class – you’ll be surprised how much better you feel after just 40 days!

To make a difference 
It doesn't have to be a selfish motivation, why not make your lent promise to make at least one person smile each day, you never know how much they might need it!
To create memories
If you want to do something extra why not use the opportunity to take an on Instagram challenge a capture a beautiful moment everyday then you’ll be able to look back at your memories, I think it’s one you’ll one to stick to after Lent is over…

Because Easter is all that much more rewarding
If you've stuck to it for the full 40 days you should be proud of what you've achieved, sit back and enjoy your Easter weekend knowing you did something good!

Like I said, I’ll be focusing on two things this year – both of them selfish I'm afraid! With a wedding to attend two weeks after Easter I’ll be using Lent as the perfect motivation to:
  1. To stop biting my nails. I know it disgusts me to even write it, but it’s a bit of a nervous habit and I'm often doing it without even realising – Time to stop!
  2. Do some exercise every day! Working a full time job means I don’t have much free time but if I can at least manage to do a set of push ups and sit ups I’ll feel like I've done some good.
One good thing to look forward to before the challenge begins however is pancake day on Tuesday 28th February – woohoo!

Have you got any plans for Lent this year? I’ll be sure to let you know how I get on – Good luck everyone!

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  1. I was going to say that I wasn't going to do Lent, because I was planning on making some life changes when March starts. But, as it turns out, it's the same time this year, haha! I am going to not spend any unnecessary money, which will make me stop eating so many sweets and bad food. And save me money, ;) And I'm going to do some more exercising!

    Erin | Explore, Refresh

    1. Perfect timing then! I hope you manage it and save a few pennies too :D

  2. Such a great list of reasons. If you’re going to start something new, this would be a great time to do it!


    1. It is! Good luck if you're planning to give anything up!

  3. Love this idea!!! So true that you can use it as a way to achieve certain things! :D

    xx Sofia | SOFIAADOT

    1. It's great if you can get a few people involved too :D

  4. Great list of reasons, I especially think that it's important to prove you can do it, but only to you, not to everyone else, at least that would be my drive :) Thanks for sharing!!

    Live. Laugh. Love. & Make Up

    1. You're welcome :) that's mine as well!

  5. It is a great way to improve our will power and health as well!


    Tamara - LoveofMode.com
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    1. Sometimes you just need that little push :)

  6. Love the idea of lent but I've never actually done it! I might try and give up chocolate this year xx

    1. Good luck!! I've done it once before and it was tough!

  7. Giving up sugar (and meat) is something I would like to do, not only for 40 days but for longer than that, I hope I can achieve it!


    1. Wow, meat would definitely be a toughie for me! I love the idea though :D

  8. I'm Catholic so I always do Lent, and I think that the religious tradition makes it more meaningful for me than something like New Years resolutions.

    The Bookworm Beauty


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