|February is an interesting month. Especially when it has an extra day – as if 28 days weren’t enough. Well, it turns out that February is historically and traditionally a month of transition – much more so than January. It’s when the chaos of making and trying to implement resolutions takes a reflective turn. It’s known as a month of purification and re-establishing focus on ‘righteous living’ – as emperors would do.|
This is good news!! It means that the process you’ve been going through with trying to make your resolution stick is normal and healthy. Consider January a bit of a ‘blind’ month. You shoot for the moon but can’t quite tell where you’re aiming. Everything becomes much clearer in February.
This is a great time to start filtering goals as well as people.
Goals: Which goals are well on their way? Which are causing more stress than inspiration? Which can you realistically accomplish on your own? Which do you need help (or could use help) with – not only to accomplish what you want, but to make the journey enjoyable?
People: Who ‘sparks joy’? Who lifts you up and supports your goals? Who is not onboard with who you are? Who takes more than they will ever give? Who can you include in your journey to make it more enjoyable?
This year is 366 days long.That’s 24 more hours to wrap up this year as the person of your dreams, First things first, you must stay true to you. Include more love, appreciation, and more focus on what you need to fuel your soul vs. what you can use to fill your schedule. Busy is not sexy, it’s not admirable, and it’s not a goal – it’s a condition. To be fulfilled, on the other hand, is very sexy, very admirable, and I would venture to say is the holy grail of goals.
So whatever your plans are for the 366 days of 2020; make them big and audacious; include the people that will propel you forward; distance yourself from those who will hold you back; make the journey (‘righteous living’) the focus; and approach this month with reflection & intention.
I hope February opens many doors for you. If you want help, you know where to find us 😉