While I am not a strict Catholic by any means, I have stuck to one habit from my younger Catholic school days: giving something up for Lent. Every year, I pick something to give up for 40 days, something I never thought I could live without. I don’t know if it’s because I feel too guilty not to or if I just like the idea of Lent in general.
This year, I’ve decided to give up all drinks except for water, herbal tea and coffee (because, duh) – that means so sugary soda or juices or hot chocolates. It’s really a pretty lame thing to choose. I’m pretty sure I’ve given up soda at least three times.
What I really should be giving up, though, is a different story. There are many things I should try going 40 days without… but I just haven’t been able to bring myself to take that step. Here are 10 things I really should be giving up for Lent… but I won’t.
Hate-Watching The KardashiansI don't like the Kardashians - I find them to be incredibly annoying (except for my girl Khloe). So then why do I still tune into their show every Sunday and for every rerun?! Oh, right... to hate-watch it and make fun of them. Pretty sure I have better things to do with my Sunday nights. Source: WENN.com
Online StalkingI seriously need to stop this habit. I'm not even going to say who I'm stalking because... it's embarrassing. And it needs to end. Except... it's so addicting! Source: ShutterStock
Cracking My FingersIs anyone else completely obsessed with cracking every single joint in their fingers? And their back... and their toes... and basically anything else that can be cracked? How can something so seemingly innocent be so bad?! Source: ShutterStock
Attempting A Sock BunThere needs to be a note on my bathroom mirror that says, "Jessica, stop trying to do a sock bun. You don't have those skills." I can't tell you guys how many times I've been late because I've tried this supposedly easy tip. Source: ShutterStock
Liking My Cat More Than Most PeopleI should probably give up making the choice to cuddle with my cat rather than go out with actual people. But why would I want to do that when my cat loves me no matter what I look like or what I'm doing? Source: ShutterStock
Doing Absolutely Nothing On SaturdaysYeah, I should probably give up watching TV shows for 8 hours every Saturday, but... no. This is what Saturdays were made for. Sorry, productivity. Source: ShutterStock
Shopping When I'm BoredThe rational part of my mind says that there are better things to do when I'm bored than spend all of my money on clothes. But then the rest of me is like, what are these better things you speak of? Source: ShutterStock
Reading About Taylor SwiftOr make that, "reading about anyone I don't like." Why do I read things about Taylor Swift or Chris Brown or Eva Mendes when I know those things are just going to make me mad? This pointless cycle needs to stop. Source: FayesVision/WENN.com
Hitting The Snooze ButtonI should give up the snooze button. But then... how will I function without those 9 extra minutes of sleep? Source: ShutterStock
So, what are you giving up for Lent this year? Why are you giving that up? What do you wish you could give up for 40 days but know you couldn’t go through with it? Tell me in the comments!