Let’s Fire it Up, February!
What do you want to get out of February? Hopefully, January was a reset month for you and you are looking for ways to “Fire it Up, February!” If January was not a reset month for you, it is okay, you can start today.
Make sure you keep a daily journal. Even if you only write a couple of sentences a day, it will be well worth it, but you have to commit to writing for an entire month. The journal will provide you insight on how you lived the past thirty days and is an excellent tool to evaluate your daily activities. You can decide which activities you want to remove, replace, and enhance. At the end of each month, read over your entries. You will absolutely see patterns and some may actually surprise you.
The next step is to take action. Put together a to-do-list on what you want to accomplish in the next thirty days (okay twenty eight since this is February). I completed Dry January and realized I want to keep this going into February. I felt more clear and ready to kick my life into another gear. I also noticed I was present when my kids needed me for unfortunate “drama” they were dealing with in their life. It is tough being a mother of three teenagers! It is a huge balancing act and it takes a ton of patience. I never realized how tough the teenage years would be, especially with girls. I can write an whole book on this subject – maybe some day!
Let us “Fire It Up” and see what we can accomplish in the next twenty six days. My goal is to see what I am really capable of accomplishing. I know I have done some really cool stuff in my life but I am only scratching the surface. It is important to build on the positives. Let us focus on personal goals, career, fitness, mental health, and family relationships. What are people doing to feel completely fulfilled?
How does one keep a positive mindset when life is throwing curve balls at you all day long? It is not easy to always stay positive when your kids are going through issues or clients are being tough, but you can use certain techniques to get back in the right frame of mind. This does not come easy for me, but I wish it did. I can not take everything so personal. I take on all my kids pain and I have the need to fix ALL my client’s issues. This is something I have to work on and I can not fix it all!
I have read many of the motivational, self help books and I do not believe there is one that spells life out for you and shows you how to life life to the fullest. What I have found is that you can find something unique in each of these teachings. When you find something unique, apply to your everyday habit. Do this for one month and see how it changes your life for the better. If you do not see a change, try to adjust or add something new the next month.
Life is about trial and error. Experimenting with new things is the key to find your best self. You will soon find daily habits that will improve your life which you will want to continue to expand and perfect. That is why I am suggesting you keep a daily journal of everything you are experiencing, good and bad, so you can make a mental note on what you brings you happiness. Why wouldn’t we add more of these daily tasks that truly light us up inside? Time to fire it up, February!