I went back and forth as to what I should do this year. I honestly don't feel like I have many indulgences in my life. I rarely clothes shop, I don't eat sweets often, and I don't drink alcohol very regularly. Initially I thought about focusing on doing something extra, like going to daily mass once a week and praying the rosary instead of giving something up as I just couldn't think of anything that would be challenging enough.
And then I thought of something really challenging to give up yesterday. For the next 40 days, I am going to give up using my phone during work hours. I know that may not sound like much of a challenge to some people, but I am really bad about checking my phone
I know this will be challenging for me, which is what Lent is supposed to be all about! In addition to this, I still want to try to get to a daily mass each week, which is feasible since there is a Catholic church that is just over a block away from work so I can easily go before work or over lunch.
On a unrelated note, the fact that Lent starts today makes my move seem really soon as I will pack up and move the week after Easter. Eeks!
If you observe Lent, what will you be giving up this year? Would it be difficult for you to stop using your phone during the day?