So, as you may or may not be aware of yesterday it was Shrove Tuesday (a.k.a Pancake Day)- the day in which the majority of Britons become highly over excited about the thin battered cake, and oppossed to the purpose of ‘using up the ingredients in your cupboard before Lent’ all raid Sainsburys clean of any flour, eggs or milk.
Anyway, usually during Lent I never really give things up. Why? In all honesty it’s because I never actually give it enough time to decide, or decide that the challenge of giving up something is far too strenuous and therefore don’t.
So, last night I decided to give up the one thing I love doing most, and the one thing I know will challenge me more than the ‘odd packet of crisps’- Shopping.
Now, I haven’t just given this up for 40 days/nights (oh hello late night shopping) just because I love it. I honestly think that by limiting my shopping excess to travel cards and lunch time nibbles in the next 40 days will make me appreciate what I have, and what I do not need (deep, huh?).
Let’s be honest…I have a wardrobe bulging with clothing I never seem to wear, and oppossed to putting what I already have together, I regularly look for new things- a bad habit I have( and also a very costly one). Additionally, being in my last year of education, I have a biiiig summer coming up and if I can get through this month or so without spending money on clothing- I’m pretty sure saving up will become alot easier.
Although it’s going to be tough (my boyfriends reaction was ‘lol no you’re not’) I’m pretty sure it can only be a win/win situation (EVEN if ASOS have released a voucher today!)
So wish me luck, and let me know- have you given up anything for Lent, and if so what?