10 alternative things to give up for Lent


Damian Moran


Damian Moran

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If you are not one to give up chocolate, sweets, crisps, alcohol, cigarettes or any of the usual indulgences that people forgo for Lent, we have come up with a list of 10 alternative things to give up for Lent.

1 - Give up shouting and swearing at the sport on the television. You know they can't hear you... at least we hope you know they can't hear you.

2 - Give up following pointless celebrities on Instagram. What difference does it really make to your life if the Kardashian kid was called Chicago or Timbucktu.

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3 - Give up giving out about work. We're all in the same boat. We know you don't want to be here but seriously, just stop giving out about it ALL DAY.

4 - Give up snowboarding the Slieve Blooms. It's dangerous anyway and you are just going to end up wrapping yourself around a tree near Kinnitty.

5 - Give up worrying about Donald Trump starting World War 3 and bringing life as we know it to end. Seriously. What do you achieve by worrying about it?

6 - Give up talking about going to the gym. You have been saying you are going to go since the start of Janaury but if you haven't gone by now, you're not going to go. But it might be too late to get a refund on your membership.

7 - Give up taking up hobbies you are never going to keep up. At this stage you might be too old and lack the attention span to learn how to play a musical instrument.

8 - Give up promising to do that job around the house 'when you get the time'. Just do the job and save everyone the grief.

9 - Give up figuring out trying to think how your partner's mind works. Face the fact that you will never figure it out and in some cases you are probably better off in the dark

10 - Give up giving stuff up. If you've gotten through this list without finding something to give up, it's time to give up giving stuff up. That counts too.

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