For Lent This Year, Challenge Yourself

Christians are encouraged to engage in the Lenten season using prayer, fasting and alms giving as the primary means of preparation for the great feast of Easter. Many people are familiar with the idea of “giving something up for Lent.”

The Wellness Center, supported by Campus Ministry, invites the campus community to consider two ideas in particular: Give up negative self-talk or give up shorting yourself on sleep.

 The center challenges you to consider ways to pick yourself up instead of putting yourself down or commit to getting better, consistent sleep:

  • The way we talk and think about ourselves affects our actions and how we go about our day. Keep it positive! Each day, for the duration of Lent, Wednesday, March 9, through Saturday, April 23, write down at least one thing you’re grateful for about yourself – big or small.
  • Or, keep a record of sleep habits: how many hours of sleep each night – when you go to bed and what time you wake up. With more sleep, keep track of how you feel throughout the day – it may be surprising. Getting from seven to nine hours of sleep each night is one of the most essential things individuals can do for their overall well-being.

Stop by the Wellness Center between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 9, the first day of Lent, to pick up either a gratitude or sleep journal for use in recording your progress(undergraduate students only, while supplies last). Stay in touch with the Wellness Center through Facebook to learn ways to win just for participating.