In addition to my personal Lenten penance, I am trying to better follow the Church’s advice to offer up daily inconveniences, slights, and so on.
I find Lent to be a very humbling time. I see it more as a time to reflect how far off the mark I am in my spiritual walk. I often think of St. Francis, who saw the need for daily conversion.
I try (often unsuccessfully) to use this time to focus on the really difficult ones for me: namely, forgiveness and idle talk. I just try to stick with two themes.