oh, i am so so so bad at discipline and routine these days. how’s my lenten routine going? it’s random & sporadic at best. and that’s being generous. i am fully aware of the benefits of spending 40 days dedicated to setting aside a very short amount of time every day. after 40 days, there will be some sort of transformation. something learned & experienced. and that time to myself, it’s invaluable to emptying myself and preparing myself for each day’s adventures and opportunities. but, here we are halfway through (or more actually, i guess) and i have most definitely not set aside that time on a daily basis. oh, yeah, i’ve thought about lent & read some things here & there. experienced some incredible moments. but, it hasn’t been how i planned or imagined it.
however, i’m not gonna beat myself up over it all. nope. today is a new day. and i begin again. i have a clean slate. i confess my inability to discipline myself & i seek to make a change for the better (better = more discipline for the next 3 weeks). will you send me good vibes & positive energy, prayers & thoughts so that i find the strength/discipline that i so desperately want to include in my life again?
so, here’s my little challenge for the second half of lent. (i can handle the instagram photo a day challenge, so i should be able to tackle this one. helloooo, priorities.) i will post a little quote every day – except sundays – that i find that inspires me & speaks to me. i’m posting it because i am held accountable to the blog world to actually do it, and in that way i receive support & motivation to discipline myself. plus. i enjoy writing & reflecting, as you know.
“It was so important for me to lose everything, because I found out what the most important thing is, which is to be true to yourself.” ~ Ellen Degeneres
taking it one step further (for me & anyone else who wants to take up the challenge):
FAST from taking your belongings/material things for granted today and imagine having nothing.
PRAY to be more true to yourself.
plan to GIVE away some of your belongings to a local second-hand shop or homeless shelter.
* i found these ideas here.think i’ll use that website quite a bit.
wishing you monday morning peace.