With today being Ash Wednesday or the first day of Lent….. Everyone is talking about what they are giving up for the next 7 weeks until Easter arrives.
Ever since I was 8 years old I have given up something for Lent. Most years it was sugar, diet soda, processed foods, etc…. but last year I tried a new angle; instead of giving something up I was going to add something in.
I started with doing one act of kindness a day, and meditating for 15 minutes by myself sometime throughout the day (for those of you who know me 15 minutes to me is like 2 hours to most), but I figured it was a good start.
The first few days (like any new routine) were difficult, but then I began to look forward to doing something nice for someone else, like most charitable acts I think they make you feel better than the actual act itself.
I was starting the day off with a clear focus from the meditation, and didn’t feel so scatter brained either.
Before I knew it the 7 weeks were up, and I was actually sad to have Easter arrive. I kept with the two for a few weeks, but since there was no accountability I lost sight of the goal and it dissipated out of my life.
So this year I am really looking forward to adding something and making it stick! I am committing to a half hour of meditation and focus, and adding new daily goals to hit and stick with each day.
So fellow Fit Chics and Fit Studs what are you going to add in your life to make it better?
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