In this video, Fr Mike Schmitz talks about how to prepare for Lent. The point of Lent is get rid of something which is keeping us from Jesus and to take steps which will bring us closer to Jesus.
The pillars of Lent are prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Pick one thing from each area to focus on during Lent. But choose things which will bring you closer to the Lord. Fr. Mike gives some creative ideas for these.