5 THINGS TO GIVE UP FOR LENT

Spring has sprung and Lent is finally upon us. But what will you be giving up for 40 days? Here are some of our suggestions for living a happier, healthier lifestyle...
5 THINGS TO GIVE UP FOR LENT

BEING HUNGOVER

1. Non-alcoholic cocktails are all the range. Make your way through the ‘mocktail’ list at your favourite bar or restaurant. You don’t need alcohol for the taste-good factor!

2. Stick with clear liquors. The likes of vodka, white rum and gin have fewer toxins and impurities than dark spirits.

3. It’s the morning after the night before. First things first, eat a hearty breakfast. Toast, bacon, sausage, eggs, beans, hash browns… the works. A stodgy breaky will put the spring back in your step.

5 THINGS TO GIVE UP FOR LENT


PROCRASTINATING

1. If you think it, do it. Be more spontaneous and follow your dreams – don’t talk yourself out of doing things.

2. Be organised. Make lists and tick things off as you go. It’s oh-so satisfying and will help you get your jobs done in record time!

3. Be strict with distractions. Turn off the TV and hide your smartphone. Make sure there’s a clear divide between work and play.

5 THINGS TO GIVE UP FOR LENT


HOARDING

1. It’s that time of year again… go spring clean mad. A clean house is a clean mind.

2. A new season means one thing… a new wardrobe. No, that old sweater is not going to come in handy for ‘fancy dress’ and those 90s leg warmers are not ‘coming back in’.

3. Give yourself a spring makeover. Out with the old and in with the new – ditch those ‘Carmen Girls’ crimpers and anything else you haven’t used since 1993.

5 THINGS TO GIVE UP FOR LENT


BEING LATE

1. Give yourself more time when attending events etc. It’s better to arrive early than to have people waiting around for you. Once you’re there, make the most of your spare time by checking emails, making phone calls or whatever else might be on your never-ending ‘to do’ list.

2. Prepare in advance. Whether it’s planning your outfit, making lunch, getting your car out of the garage or checking public transport – be as ready as possible for your day of meetings or errand-running.

3. It’s important to keep your diary up to date – so that there’s no double-booking or date/time mix-ups!

5 THINGS TO GIVE UP FOR LENT


NOT STICKING TO YOUR GOALS

1. Don’t be easily swayed out of your ‘lent list’. Stick to your guns and learn to say no.

2. Determination is key. You’ve got this… you can do it!

3. Once you’ve reached that goal, celebrate that sense of achievement. It will encourage you to keep going or to create another list of goals.

5 THINGS TO GIVE UP FOR LENT


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