Today ends Week 2 of the Nineveh 90 challenge. The last week has been ... rocky, to say the least. Week 1 was pretty easy, to be honest; but this past week I've definitely felt the spiritual pressure. So much that can't be talked about online, and even barely able to be discussed in person. It's a very dry time right now.
1. Let go of repetitive sin
I'm focusing on the absent-minded computer time, which was off to a good start at the beginning of the week, but miserably failed at the end of the week.
2. Wear the Brown Scapular, attend daily Mass if possible, go to Confession monthly
Check, check for Sunday Mass, and I'm intending on going to Confession at the Catholic Women's Conference in a couple weeks (or earlier if I need it, of course!).
3. Daily prayer: Morning Offering, Angelus, Rosary, Holy Hour or 20 minutes (not neccessarily before the Blessed Sacrament), bedtime prayers
Failed miserably. Prayer is incredibly hard to do, it all feels so pointless and empty.
4. Regular and intense exercise, seven hours of sleep, no alcohol, no dessert, no sweets, no pop or sweetened drinks, no TV or movies, only music that is uplifting, no televised sports, limit recreational computer time
I've also fallen off the wagon regarding some parts - like exercise, alcohol, and pop. And limiting recreational computer time. I have managed to stay away from the Top 40 and it's easy to give up televised sports when you never watched them in the first place. ;)
Week 3 begins tomorrow, and of course Lent begins on Wednesday. I'm really not exactly looking forward to Lent, because Lent will most likely end up being Lentier than usual.
Our Lady of Fatima, pray for me.