Sure, you can go down the traditional route of giving up chocolate, gossiping, fast food, or fizzy drinks for Lent. Orrrrrrr you can go bigger picture, and cut out things that will ultimately improve the quality of your life, make you a better person, and put you closer to getting the life you dream of. We’ve put together our list of the top 5 things to quit this Lent:
Give Up Toxic People
You are the average of the 5 people closest to you. If those people are judgy, if they use you, manipulate you, bring negative vibes into your life, or are overly self-centered or self-obsessed, then it’s time for a clear-out. Surround yourself with people who lift you up and fix your crown without having to tell the world that it was wonky in the first place. Take a look around yourself, and see if you need to make any changes.
Give Up Clothes You Haven’t Worn In A Year
You’ve been through all 4 seasons. If you have clothes in your wardrobe that are yet to show their face, it’s time to say goodbye. Donate them to charity, do a clothes swap with friends – whatever you like, but it’s time for a clear out. The best part – you’ll find some treasures buried at the back that you’ve been overlooking all year.
Give Up Forgetting Self-Care
Stop forgetting! It is so important. For your physical health, and for your mental health. Make the time to take that walk, run that bath, binge that tv series, and just be you. Self-care helps you to manage stress, produces positive feelings, and boosts your self-esteem. When you prioritize self-care, you understand how important you are. It is not selfish to practice self-care – keep repeating that until it sinks in.
Give Up Making Excuses
When you make excuses for your life, you’re wasting time. It’s as simple as that. Own your actions, process your emotions, and move on. Instead of spending time running through all the reasons why life is like this, use that time to focus your ideas and make a plan to change.
Give Up Trying To Be Perfect
You’re not perfect. You never will be. And that’s ok!! It is so important to set high standards for yourself and to push yourself out of your comfort zone to achieve your goals. But trying to achieve perfection can cause stress, creates worries of inadequacy, and it becomes problematic when you stop enjoying life because of it. So quit it. At least for Lent. And accept yourself for who you already are and everything that you are already achieving.
We know we said to give up making excuses, but jump on the bandwagon and use Lent as the perfect excuse for a fresh start! Good luck!