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“It’s Not Supposed to be Easy!”

My dear followers, I am writing here in order to make myself accountable. Lent has begun, and will end on March 29th. This is a period in the Christian church which involves giving up something you enjoy; traditionally, alcohol or meat. Now I’m already a vegetarian, and I don’t really tend t drink enough for it to be a sacrifice. The one thing I do love, however, is chocolate.

Guess what I’ve given up for Lent?

I don’t know if I’m particularly religious. I’m baptised, and I am defiantly a big believer in there being SOMETHING out there. I’m just still in the process of figuring out what it is and what to call it. But more on that later.

For me, Lent is not only a traditional fast for 40 days. It is a challenge, a commitment and a period of sacrifice to reflect and think. If I can do it, I will be so proud of myself because it shows I can set a goal and stick to it despite MASSIVE temptation (Lindt Easter chocolate in EVERY shop anyone???) I think it does us good as humans to take a break from indulgences and luxuries we enjoy every now and again, as a sort of personal challenge and goal. In a world where we can access pretty much what we want whenever we want, it is interesting to see how strong we actually are when put to the test.

I’m not a saint, so we shall see. Putting it on here makes me feel like I have more accountability for it; I have made a public statement, and promise to do my best to stick to it!

Namaste,

J x

3 thoughts on ““It’s Not Supposed to be Easy!””

  1. I’m so happy you’re doing this. It’s a great way to develop a new habit, or quit a bad one (or even just take a break for something). Thanks for reminding me! I’m a day late, but will definitely start something ASAP.

    I quit chocolate one year, too. And I made it. When I ate chocolate on Easter it didn’t taste as good. I got used to not eating it. Of course, I did resume eating chocolate afterwards, but it was a great challenge to showcase my strength.

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  2. You can do this! I have faith in you and your willpower. I too give up something I love every lent….Caffeine. Yest that takes in a lot of things….coffee, tea, chocolate…. but it has become a good purge for me and I feel quite accomplished when lent is over and I do not immediately resume drinking 2 – 3 pots of coffee a day. Good lent to you.

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  3. Often, instead of giving up, I would take on a discipline I wanted to accomplish. Somehow changing it into growth instead of restriction, helped? You can do what you set out to do, good luck!

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