I love February. It’s the best month, and not just because it’s my birthday month. February is great for all the following 10 reasons and probably more I can’t think of right now.
- It’s short
- It contains a half-term (which I understand is only good when you work in educational environments)
- It starts to get more sunny and less rainy
- It starts to get darker later
- You still get to enjoy wintery things but without the depression of January or the pressure of December. HELLO HOT CHOCOLATE!
- It’s awards season (I know, I know, but I love them, and all the dresses are so pretty ok?)
- It’s fashion week season
- Bank balances are normally recovered from the shock of Christmas so people are willing to socialise again.
- Shops (finally) get rid of the dregs of their sales, and get in all the new stock.
- It’s Valentines Day – Which only make’s me happy because it means it’s my birthday the next day! Woo!
Yes, every year we fit all of that fun into just 28 days (yes I know it’s 29 this year but it’s still a good achievement in my opinion).
So to celebrate my favourite month of the year I’ve set myself a few goals, and try and create some habits for myself that I think will make me a better, healthier, and happier person.
Yoga Do yoga at least 3 times a week. I neglected my fitness regime in about October last year – and it’s only once did a home yoga video after a good few months off that I realised how much both my mind and body had missed the practice. I will be back on it, and sticking with it for February. Hopefully.
Water Drink. More. Water. It’s as simple as that really. I probably only get about 500ml of the good stuff in me each day and that’s if I’m trying really hard. I’m just not very good at being thirsty. So rather than jump straight in and aim for the two litres – I’m going to start by making sure I’m getting at least one litres a day. Baby steps and all that.
Try I’ve found myself becoming a bit lazy about trying to find work in January. I don’t know if it’s because I don’t feel like I need anything else on my plate at the moment, or because I am enjoying having a bit of spare time. But January is over now and it’s time to get productive. In my industry you only get work if you look for, so my plan is to spend at least an hour of each day looking for and applying for work.
Books in 2015, I only completed one book. one whole book in one whole year. How shameful is that. On the plus side in January I have already finished three. I am on one hell of a reading roll, and I don’t want to get out of the habit again so I’m determined to finish at least one book this month. Maybe two. But I don’t want to be too ambitious now do I?