Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Lose it for Lent

I'm aware that Lent starts today and while I'm not a believer, I like the challenge of giving something up for 40 days (47?). The problem is deciding what to give up - so much to choose from!

I'm considering sugar, procrastination, complaining, wheat, tea, etc.

I've pretty much decided on clutter generally (mentally, physically & emotionally). Lose the external clutter and internal clutter will follow, so I think that gives me a nice three-pronged approach. Sugar will be the external devil to banish, along with bits & pieces that I've been hanging onto in my room - clothes I no longer like nor wear, books I've not yet read, stuff I've not recycled or thrown away, etc. Emotionally I'd like to fight lack of motivation, fear, this 'lack' mindset that I'm stuck in that keeps me in a semi-permanent state of debt, low-paying jobs, etc.

Add in walking and yoga as and when I can and I think it's a good start. A day late (as it'll be tomorrow now), but at least I have a place to start.

Anyone else?


Jane said...

Decluttering is a great idea! I'm not much of a believer either but losing one thing a day over the next 40 (or 50) days would really help out my home and combat mental stress as well so I think I'll join you!

Northern Living Allowance said...

Yes, I'm happy with the decluttering idea. Inside out or outside in, whatever gets the junk moving is fine with me. I have no doubt I can make great inroads in my room and get rid of all kinds of stuff. I'm hanging onto things that have no business still being there! Good luck with your declutter xx

its me, sam said...

Awesome! I've got a good jump on mine... The spca will be happy!

Northern Living Allowance said...

Hi Sam! Well done :) I haven't actually even started yet. My good intentions seem to have disappeared! I do plan on a weekend purge, however, as I'm starting to feel a bit claustrophobic. I'll donate to the Cats Protection, I think. I'm a sponsor and it's a very worthwhile charity. Good luck with yours! xx