Here's a practical list of thoughts to consider when choosing a penance for lent. Posted by Br. Charles, OFM Cap on his blog 'a friar minor'. Click below to read.
a minor friar: Theses on Choosing Lenten Observances:
"I wrote these up a couple of Lents ago, but I think they are still helpful in our discernment of how we may enter into this 'joyful season.'..."