With all the current talk about giving up for Lent, it’s no wonder that so many of you will all too quickly look for something to fill the void you create.

It’s almost inevitable…

As soon as you remove something, you want more of it. Giving up something for Lent is a ‘void creator’. Chocolate typically tops of the list of things to give up for Lent. Suddenly, during this period of abstinence, you choose to force yourself to give up your habit of eating chocolate. 

How will you fill your void? 

Change your mindset and fill your void with an alternative activity. Identify the pattern of your habit i.e. When do you eat chocolate? Do you reach for a bar when you are tired, stressed or bored? Next, consider what you would like to do to fill the void of not eating chocolate at the times you do. Tip: Do something physical rather than replacing chocolate for another type of food. Get up and dance, sing your favourite song, walk around your garden or go for a short walk or run.


Fill the ‘void’ with a new activity. Change your focus, change your mindset.

Ignore the negative thoughts around the habit you ‘give up’ for Lent and focus on the positive aspects of how you fill the void. You may even eliminate your habit once and for all, as you discover how much you enjoy your new found void filling activity.

Remember ‘giving up’ is not just for Lent, it’s for life!

I’d love to hear your ‘giving up’ life/business stories of success. Do share your stories in the comments box below.

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