Wednesday, 14 February 2018

What I'm Giving Up & Taking Up for Lent

What I'm Giving Up & Taking Up for Lent

Happy Valentine's Day. 
Those who are in relationships, I hope you are having a good one with your beloved. Those who aren't (like me), love yourself - you don't need a relationship or a mushy #boydidgood instagram post today. 

What I'm Giving Up & Taking Up for Lent

This year, it's not only Valentine's Day today, it's also Ash Wednesday/the First Day of Lent. Every year, for as long as I can remember, I have given something up for Lent. Usually chocolate as I have an unhealthy addiction to the stuff. However, this year, I wanted to reflect on some things that I will be taking up during Lent. So, here is my list of the things I will be giving up and taking up for Lent 2018. 

1. No chocolate and sweets
This is my go-to Lent sacrifice every year. The funny thing is, I don't really like sweets, but I have to also give them up as it just end up replacing chocolate for sweets. So, now I just give up both.

2. More tolerance
I want to work on being more tolerate for the next 40 days. I can be quick to judge and not see the full picture sometimes - both in my professional and personal life

3. Less stress  
This definitely applies to my work life more than my personal life. I've feel like I have been having a lot of stress, sometimes stress that I shouldn't even be getting so worked up about. I will be tolerant, less stressed and zen throughout lent.

4. More yoga
There seriously is a pattern forming here isn't there...
My start of 2018 has been really exercise focussed and I'm really enjoying it. It makes me feel so good in myself. So, I want to continue this theme with adding a bit of yoga into my routine.

5. More reading
Last year, I was really good at upping my reading - but things seemed to have slipped in 2018. I want to get a load of books I've been wanting to read and focus on setting aside some me-time to spend reading.

Do you participate in Lent? What will you be giving up/taking up? Let me know in the comments, or find me on on Instagram and Twitter
Love, Kate xx



  1. Kate, that's a long list! How are you finding it? I've given up chocolate and crisps this year and after the first few days, it's not been so bad. Feeling so much better for it too and my skin is a lot clearer than normal too which is a bit of an added bonus haha.

    Sincerely, Sarah xx

    1. Haha, it is a little bit isn't it. It's not going too bad thank you. Totally craving chocolate pretty much daily though!! Oh nice, so good when you get those extra benefits isn't it! Hope the rest of lent goes just as well for you :) xx


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