As a replacement for denying myself during the 40 Days of Lent, I intend to add something: some personal quiet time for reflection. It may mean walking by myself, or some reflecting that results in clearing up 'paper clutter', or something I will discover along the way.
On the first day of Lent, a one hour walk through the hills of my neighborhood, in 55 deg temp, did more to improve my blood pressure than the same amount of time at the indoor track.
Lenten Reflection 1.)
In my deepest self, my soul, I'm an Introvert AND I haven't been giving myself quality personal alone time.