The best Lenten season I remember is one in which I entered into the season wholeheartedly! My own experience of trying to journey through this spiritual discipline time is that I either took on too much or did not take on enough. I believe the best approach for me is to keep it simple, focus on my intentions and concentrate on my spiritual goals.
I try to concentrate on one sin, asking God in prayer to reveal to me the area that has become an obstacle in my relationship with God. Secondly, I add one thing that will deepen my relationship with God or others. Lastly I give up something that is a real challenge for me. If I do these three simple things, avoid a sin, add something, and give up something, I have better chances of completing my journey to Easter with sincerity and success. Happy Lent!