So we’ve made it to the end of February. This month did not go quite as I had planned. A head cold part way into the month turned into a horrible sinus infection. And now that I am finally feeling back to normal it’s the end of the month!
Luckily this month was all about me. So I don’t feel too bad that I laid around on the couch for a week or two. Even feeling blegh, I was able to fit in lots of activities that so easily make me happy. I spent time with my nieces painting ceramics and building forts. Or as my one niece called it “a cave to hide from the scary bear”. I took advantage of the unseasonably warm weather and went for a run on the trail by my house. I turned on Pandora and danced my butt off like I was a nineteen years old at a dance club. I spent time reading and cuddling with my cats. I enjoyed a cup of coffee in my favorite chair without any background noise or distractions.
It’s so important to take the time for ourselves. To do the things that bring joy to our hearts and put smiles on our faces. It wasn’t until I started a gratitude journal last November that I even noticed the little things that fill me up. The nightly ritual of putting pen to paper and pinpointing something that I was grateful for also made me realize that I don’t take the time to do these activities as often as I should. So I am so glad that I included these activities into my month of self-love.
Not only did I partake in quite a few happiness activities but I also indulged in some beauty tutorials on YouTube (followed by a trip to Ulta), I tweaked my meal planning routine and added a few more “clean” recipes to my rotation, and I managed to maintain my new workout schedule even while I was under the weather. In the spirit of full disclosure, during the two weeks I was feeling blegh, I didn’t run during each workout session but I did walk at a brisk pace for the entire 45-60 minutes.
This month was exactly what I needed, minus the cold and sinus infection. I have recovered from the holidays and feel energized just in time for Spring to come around. So farewell February, it’s been real. Deuces.
What self-love/happiness activities did you participate in this month? How does it make you feel when you make the time to do those activities?