So 14th February is the start of Lent this year as well as Valentine's Day, and for me Ash Wednesday is far more significant. I was brought up Catholic but discarded religion at an early age. However every year I use the discipline of Lent for a good purpose - sometimes just something like giving up sugar, but usually I try to be more constructive e.g. one year I used the 6 weeks to learn some dressmaking techniques that made my efforts far more professional and another I read two French novels (in French) and consciously used them to improve my grammar and vocabulary.
This year, 7 months after being diagnosed with GCA and PMR and never really coming to terms with the diagnosis, I want to use Lent to try to shape my days as usefully as possible, so that I can get as much as possible from life without pointless fighting against the symptoms. One thing I've found is that I feel most 'normal' from about 5 am to about 10 am. At that point, the overwhelming fatigue takes over and I just have to get by the best I can for the rest of the day. I need to make the most of those early few hours, particularly to get some significant exercise into my daily routine - I've always been an idle so-and-so (unlike many admirable contributors to this forum who were formerly very sporty and active) and I have no history of taking part in exercise or sport. The only thing I can do is walk so I'm going to build up a daily walking routine which will be easier as the mornings get lighter. by next winter I hope to have developed an exercise programme that I can do at home as an alternative. Then I can enjoy my usual armchair pastimes of reading, knitting, jigsaw puzzles etc for the rest of the day.
These days it's said that the old idea that it takes 21 days to form a habit is a myth and that, in fact, it takes at least 66 days. I've found in the past that the 42 days of Lent is a good kickstart to maintaining good habits, so I'll see how it goes.