Some will argue that Lent should be a period of spiritual growth, to remove our excessive attachments to the things of this world. Others will use it as an excuse to give up booze, or exercise!

Here is a list of some of the more unusual things you could give up for 40 days and also a list of things you should perhaps add to your life. Some will save you money, some will increase your health, and some won’t help at all but it might be interesting!

Ten things to give up:

  1. TV (or just Corrie!)
  2. Eating out at Restaurants
  3. Visiting Family
  4. Using Credit Cards
  5. Texting
  6. Social Media (Facebook/twitter)
  7. Gossip
  8. Swearing
  9. Procrastinating
  10. Shaving

Ten things to add to your life:

  1. Visiting Family
  2. Jogging
  3. Volunteering
  4. Being on time
  5. Quiet time
  6. Learn a new skill
  7. Being a better friend
  8. Smiling
  9. Spending time outdoors
  10. Getting to bed early

Enjoy your pancakes!