So if you would have told me six months ago that I would be living day-to-day without caffeine and my iPhone I probably would have giggled like a junior high girl. But it’s happened. It’s just a few days short of a month without any caffeine and going on a few weeks without the crazy iPhone (addiction) anymore.
People keep asking me why I’d give up either. Neither was about Lent.
My answer would be:
Caffeine: Gave this up because of the extreme fatigue that was associated with my extreme use of it. Yep, I drank a LOT of coffee
iPhone: Because of my growing disdain of people that can’t look you in the eye for more than 3 seconds without checking their phone for some stupid reason. I don’t think I was quite like that, but the fear of even being someone close to that freaked me out. I was using the phone to fill any “down” time in the day. That was really stupid.
But…there are other things in life I’m noticing the need to give up – like I was telling a coworker this morning: fast food, or just eating too much too often in general. But I’m now taking confidence by saying, “If I can give up caffeine and looking at my phone every 38 seconds, I should be able to give up just about anything.”
I’d love to hear about anything that you’ve given up, and how it went. Not just for Lent (although that’s cool). Things that you no longer wanted to be a part of your life and so you just gave them up. How did you do it? How did it go? How’s life now?