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Lenten Resolutions - February 18th 2015, 11:12 PM

I just made a shit-ton of resolutions for Lent.
Here are the no's:
1 visit to Facebook, ESPN, MGoBlog (a fantastic Michigan football blog) a day
Candy, pop, ice cream (i'm a prediabetic, this will suck)
porn, masturbating (I came within a week of accomplishing this last year
limit video games to 1.5 hours a day
limit all meals a little bit except on Sunday
Go to bed before 1:30
Weed

Here are my do's:
Meditate at least half an hour a day (Did it last year, produced a ton of peace for me)
pray every night
read something every day from the Bible (even though I don't buy half of it)
Wear my crucifix at all times except the shower
do 5 sets of 10 pushups and situps every day (Im super lazy lately)

This will be super tough for me, especially giving up masturbating and candy. I have an addictive personality, especially for those 2. Porn and weed should be fairly simple, but in all, this will be tough. But I need to rebuild my sense of self-discipline.
Anybody else giving stuff up?


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Re: Lenten Resolutions - February 27th 2015, 07:29 PM

While I am not giving anything up for lent I wish you the best in accomplishing these things. While it will be tough I think that you will be able to do it.


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Re: Lenten Resolutions - February 28th 2015, 04:00 PM

I'm not giving anything up for Lent this year explicitly (I've had a chest infection to worry about ), but I am making a conscious effort to do better and be more generous with my time. So, to give one example, I'm doing a charity abseil next week and will aim to be more active once I've finished my course of antibiotics. I'll also probably give more time to my spirituality and God as that's fallen on the rocks a bit recently. Equally, if other opportunities come up to do more work for charity I will follow them up.

Your list of Lenten resolutions is very impressive, and I wish you the best of luck with them. One word of advice I would offer, not just for Lent but for the future as well, is if for any reason you have a lapse don't get disheartened or give the whole thing up. Start again and learn from what went wrong. No one expects perfection - it's the trying that counts. That all being said, with the right mindset you can achieve all of these things.


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Re: Lenten Resolutions - February 28th 2015, 04:34 PM

Yeah, I already failed on most of these. I never had good self discipline... Back to the drawing board, I guess.


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Re: Lenten Resolutions - February 28th 2015, 06:29 PM

Pick yourself up, dust yourself down and start again. One false start doesn't mean you can't achieve your goals.


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Re: Lenten Resolutions - March 1st 2015, 08:25 AM

Setting realistic goals also help with that. For example, I feel the 1 facebook/espn visit a day is realistic because it gives you an opportunity to connect and not just give it all up cold turkey.


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