In thinking about what I need this year to help me "fall deeper in love with Christ", I've decided that I need more space and less clutter - physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually. There's so many different directions that could go, but I'm going to try to keep it simple, giving up something and adding something.
So I'm giving up "stuff".
I'm doing the 40 bags in 40 days challenge, which isn't as rigid as the name suggests, to declutter our home. I'll get rid of things we no longer need, hopefully donating them to others for whom they could be useful, but getting them out of our house one way or another. And I won't be buying things that aren't necessities - food, toiletries, etc. Of course, what one person considers a necessity, another person may consider frivolous, so there's some leeway there, but I'll be focusing on keeping any purchases I make simple and necessary.
And I'm adding "peace".
"Adding peace" would probably look different for every single person, but my "adding peace" is going to include 20-30 minutes of meditation and yoga in the mornings. I'll also be minimizing my time on the internet, limiting non-communication, non-banking, non-necessary stuff to 30 minutes a day.
And my 30 minutes for today is just about up.
What, if anything, are you doing for Lent? And why?