43 Things To Give Up for Lent

43 Things To Give Up for Lent

Ash Wednesday is just about here and so is the beginning of Lent. Have you already decided on some things to give up for Lent?  Growing up Catholic, giving something up was something we always had to do. Giving up something for Lent is certainly not easy though, especially since Lent lasts for forty days. 

Why Give Up Something For Lent?

Fasting is one of the pillars of Lent. Giving up something for Lent is ultimately a form of fasting. I think the key to being successful when giving something up, is to only give up as much as you can handle.  Trying to give up too many things at one time is hard and may just set you up for failure.

Here’s a great list of things to give up for Lent

1.social media

2. watching reality television

3. electronic gadgets

4. video games

5. multitasking

6. eating out

7. credit cards

8. shopping

9. clubbing

10. Hoarding items that you will never use again

11. texting instead of talking

12. complaining

13. gossiping

14. sarcasm

15. being impatient

16. procrastinating

17. criticizing others

18. comparing yourself to others

19. negativity

20. whining

21. being mean

22. holding grudges

23. bragging

24. making excuses

25. losing your temper

26. yelling

27. being a bully

28. lying

29. biting your fingernails

30. cracking your knuckles

31. chewing gum

32. sweets

33. Fast food

34. alcohol

35. fried food

36. coffee

37. soda

38. chocolate

39. Snacking between meals

40. smoking

41. shaving

42. make-up

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43. clutter

What are you giving up for Lent?

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Diane is a New Jersey-based writer and blogger. She is a wife and the mom of a 13-year old boy. Through her blog, she wants to inspire moms to find Zen in their lives while offering practical tips and other valuable information to help families deal with everyday issues. Contact her at dianenassy@gmail.com

43 Things To Give Up for Lent

by Diane time to read: 1 min