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We had a last-minute chat about Lent in the office last week. I hadn’t prepareed for it this year, hence the conversation.

I like Lent.

Even if you’re not a practising Christian it’s a nice way to give up something that might be bad for you.

But what to give up?

I’d do alcohol again but I’d rather not.

I don’t really eat chocolate. I’ve given up crisps for the year so doing that’d be cheating.

What’s left? Caffeine? Probably best for everyone’s sake I stay on that. Swearing? Go completely veggie?

Instead of giving up something I’ve decided to do something healthy – try a new exercise or a new fruit or vegetable, just commit to doing something that’s better for me for 40 days and nights.