Today is Fat Tuesday, the day before Ash Wednesday which is the official start of Lent. I’m not Catholic but a lot of folks I know use Lent as a time to abstain from food, drink or bad habits. I normally don’t indulge in Lent but I have found that they folks I know that have participated in Lent find it helpful, in particular when someone is trying to get themselves centered and back on track.
What I am finding is that there is a lot of noise in my life right now. I spend too much time on Facebook and Twitter when I should be reading. Or praying. Or simply sitting still. I’ve started with a weight loss plan but I am still not exercising. I’m tired a lot and work is not particularly busy right now. My room is a mess but I don’t really care. I’m not sure if I am in a bit of a rut right now or if I need to unplug for a while or what. But I’m open to suggestions of what ya’ll do to get back on track mentally. I’m not sure if I could go hardcore and unplug from the matrix for 40 straight days but definitely some recalibration is on order and now is a good a time as any. It seems that I got so focused on planning and executing our wedding, that now since I don’t have a specific task, I’m a bit lost.
If you have participated in Lent before, what did you give up and how did it benefit you in the long run?? Any suggestions on what you do to recharge the batteries??