Following on from January’s post last month, the next in this series is, of course, February! I have once again put together some ideas for what you can tackle this month to get you that little bit more organised.
THOUGHTS ON FEBRUARY…
February can be a really difficult and tough month to gather any inspiration and motivation to get things done.
The weather is still gloomy and rainy – and the mornings and evenings are still quite dark. It really does feels like spring is still such a long way away.
As a result it would be really easy to simply close the doors and hibernate a bit – and no-one would blame you!
But it can be one of the best months to start thinking ahead and making plans – so I want to re-think February as the PLANNING MONTH!
THINGS TO DO IN FEBRUARY
#1 – PUT PLANS INTO PLACE – SET SOME GOALS
January tends to be when people try and put plans into action – due to the tradition of new years resolutions – but it can be quite difficult to get back into your normal routine after Christmas, forget about the holidays, AND start the year as you mean to go on – all in one month!
As suggested last month, let’s do our PLANNING in February instead.
That way we can start to think about what worked in January and what didn’t – without Christmas clouding our thoughts.
GETTING IT DONE
Why not take the time to sit down by yourself, with your partner, or with your whole family – and talk through what you all want from the year.
Is your “usual” week plan working? Do things need changing etc…..? Are there any specific larger goals you want to be looking at this year (moving house, starting a new job etc…)
I always try and plan out the week/months and year in very general terms at this point, so that everyone in the family can see what they have coming up, and we can check back at stages and make sure that we are on track, so that life is as balanced as possible, and this time next year we can be (hopefully) where we wanted to be.
TIP – If you get overwhelmed looking at the whole year, then why not set goals for the next 3 months and revisit in May to see how you are going? Splitting the year up into quarters can help