Today is Ash Wednesday. Sadly, I’ve been too busy as of yet today to seriously consider what I would do with/for Lent this year. Yeah, I could have planned ahead, but I didn’t. Too late now to worry about what I could have done yesterday.
Inspired by Bryan Bellamy, I just removed my email accounts from my phone. Email will have to wait until I am home or at the office. It used to wait, it will wait again. I am too easily distracted by the ability to check my email anywhere I get a phone signal. Until after Easter, I won’t do so anymore.
Bryan shared that he is going to live as simply as possible. What other steps can/should I take during Lent? The one I’m thinking about is that I so often try to do more than one thing at a time. Type out a blog post, answer the phone, think about my next message; you know how it is.
So, as best as I can, I’m going to (for Lent) stop doing more than one thing at a time. If someone is talking to me, I am going to listen, and only listen. If I am trying to write or read, I won’t also have the television or music going.
And, just for good measure, I will make it a practice to always stop eating before I am full.
What are you doing/undoing for Lent?