Once again Lent is upon us and I've been thinking about doing things differently this season. Instead of giving up a specific activity or treat, I've decided to give up Not doing things that are good for me on a daily basis. For example, do I write, exercise, read, take supplements & eat yogurt? Yes. Do I do these things on a daily basis? Sometimes yes & sometimes (many times) no and that's what I'd like to change during this Lenten Season.
I know, you're thinking, "take supplements & eat yogurt?! Wth?" Well, for those of us with auto-immune diseases (mine being Psoriatic Arthritis and Ankylosing Spondilitis aka PA & AS), vitamins and the cultures in yogurt are extremely beneficial to our overall well beings, especially when taken on a daily basis. They help fight off infections, reduce pain levels and help maintain our emotional Spirits. This has been my experience at least.
Of course I won't limit myself to just these five things but it's a starting point from which to proceed. I'm also hoping it will help me to refocus on my goals for this Winter and 2010 in general. (I lost my initial excitement & gusto from the start of the new year a few weeks in).
If you celebrate Lent, I'd love to know what your plans are for this year.