THINGS TO TRY THIS FEBRUARY
WHY HELLO FEBRUARY!
Every year, Febuary makes us swoon. We’ve made it thorugh January and we are now getting ready to charge into the month of Luuurve. For those of us in the northern hemisphere the winter weather may seem to be shouting “Stay home and cuddle up with a book,” but trust us, you’ll thank us for this simple ‘wellbeing’ to do list for February. And for those in the Southern hemisphere, you are equally going to love this list, with your summer spring in your step.
Here are our 5 Things To Try This February which are set to add some extra joy to your month! We have also created you a Weekly Intentional Planner. Each day, take the time to consider how you want to feel as you go about your day and continue to return to this desired feeling. As Danielle LaPorte says: “You’re not chasing the goal itself, you’re actually chasing a feeling.”
Connect with your community
“The need for connection and community is primal, as fundamental as the need for air, water, and food” By. Dean Ornish
Take the time to connect with likeminded folk, have meaningful conversations, learn something new and create more community in your life. As often in this case by the time we reach February, life has likely gotten pretty busy. Don’t be too busy to connect with what matters most. Carve out time in your schedule to attend an event or workshop, or treat yourself and besties to a weekend yoga and meditation retreat. We recommend making a list of all the people & events you wish to make a priority this month. Schedule time in your calendar for each of these commitments and make sure this primal human need gets its feed this month
Declutter and simplify
It doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact, it can be simple, even when the to-do list is as long as the Everest trail!
First things first though, create space!
Lots of it! Both physical and mental.
Next time you’re in your wardrobe, reassess what you actually need. If you haven’t worn those jeans for three years, donate them to someone who needs them. Those books you’ve read, give them to a friend. Those ornaments and decorations that were once your style (‘once’ being the operative word), well it’s time for them to find a new home too. As Marie Kondo Says… “The question of what you want to own is actually the question of how you want to live your life.” So as you begin to declutter your home and personal spaces, ask yourself, is this how I want to live and will it allow me to thirve & Flourish?
As for your mind, carve out space – intentional space – for stillness and silence, and let the world happen around you. Your only ‘to do’ is to be.
Grab a pen and paper, and join an eCourse that digs into a topic you have always wanted to know more about. Further your knowledge, continue your education, become an expert at something, even if that something is baking, or doing your own makeup, or hey; start studying quantum physics! You’re here reading this, so we don’t have to tell you how to nurture that beautiful mind of yours!
Count your blessings
When is the last time you picked up your journal, not to share your frustrations and work through the ‘stuckness’, but to acknowledge all that you are grateful for in your life. So often, we turn to our diaries when life is tricky, but this February, create five minutes each day to list what you are grateful for and notice how the spirit of gratitude fills your days.
Regroup, reassess and take intentional direction
Now that we’re a month into the year, take a moment to stop, reflect and reconnect with your intentions for this year. Maybe you made a vision board in January or scribed your wishes and dreams in that special book of yours. Revisit your dreams and see what feels relevant four months in, and what no longer does. Maybe you feel called to refine your dreams and create a new vision board.
With a cup of herbal tea in hand and your fave tunes on in the background, make this exercise fun. We’re constantly growing, stretching and evolving, so let your dreams too.
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