Today is Ash Wednesday, marking the beginning of Lent.
The traditional, or rather most common method of observing this religious period is by fasting, or “giving up” something that they consider a vice.
Over the years, this has become somewhat secularized, and even non-Catholics will observe the custom.
I thought about it long and hard, and I could not think of anything I wanted to “give up.” I felt that this would be too easy of a challenge. I thought about things that I wanted to change or accomplish, and decided that this year, I would be using these 40 days to commit to bettering myself.
The past few months have been very stressful; I made some important career choices, and have been struggling with both mental blocks and physical injuries.
I feel it is important to write down goals in order to achieve them – if it’s out there, it’s got to happen!
For the next 40 days, I am committing myself to scheduling 60 minutes of “me time” in which I am to better myself – progressing my workouts, reading a book or all the saved journal articles on my computer, or meditation (which, if you know me, is extremely difficult for me).
Day one has been pretty good so far. 39 days to go!