It’s harder to fill Lent with a new habit than it is to drop one, in my opinion. I’ve given up things before, but adding a practice for 40 days is difficult.
That’s why I find it worth it. I’m not always writing everyday, but I’ve written and reflected and slowed down more the last 19 days than I have in a long time. I’ve given thought to some emotions and stuff in my head needing some serious attention. I am experiencing a spring cleaning of sorts as it relates to my mental health.
Giving up the practice of giving something up has been good for me.