Hey there February. Welcome. Finally, after what seemed like an eternity, January has come to an end and I couldn't be happier. Been waiting on February since 1999. No really. I'm not kidding.
Anyways, happy new month, yay! It's the month of love and I'm super excited. Can you tell I'm excited? I'm excited for a number of reasons, one been that it's the month of love *rolls eyes at those who say every time is a time for love* we already know, duh! It's just...
February is special. "Ya know wah i'm saying"
February also means the year has kicked into full motion and it's time to start checking those goals! And that is why I've made a list of everything you need to have a wonderful and productive February.
REVIEW LAST MONTH
First things first? How was your January? Good? Great? Just there? Did anything significant happen? Mark it down. Did you achieve any goals? No? That's okay, you still have 11 more months to go so buckle up and kick-start this month right. Read this post for some motivation.
SAVE/INVEST IN SOMETHING
If you haven't figured by now, savings and investment is important to personal growth and quiet frankly just as important for life in general. Shit happens. So if you haven't started saving yet then get to it. Read my post on reflections for a glimpse at my take on savings. Maybe you are like me and like to splurge all the time and find it hard to save, then worry not! For I have found the perfect solution and it's called piggybanking. Details about this coming up soon but before that, find out what it means Here.
GIVE TO CHARITY
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Givers never lack. Simple. Give a little, not much but give. It may be time, money, resources or intelligence. Invest is someone's happiness/growth. Give someone something meaningful to them today. Better yet, make it a habit to give as much as you can this February, and just watch how well your month/year will turn out.
KEEP A JOURNAL
Like we haven't talked and argued and quarreled over this topic. And yes, journal or not, if you are not discipline and focused, you may still not achieve what you you set out to achieve. But keeping a journal is fun. And it's a sure way for all your fuckups and the victories to look you in the face. My favorite online journals are JOURNEY and EVERNOTE. Or you could buy yourself a dairy.
READ A BOOK. OR THREE.
Read a book on business. Or maybe even read some fiction. Maybe even read more than one book! I guarantee it, you will learn something new. A new word? Maybe a new point of view? Or new idea? Something. Studies show that people who read are most likely to become successful in life. Ask google.
ACHIEVE ONE OBJECTIVE. OR MORE.
You know all those plans you have for the year? Those goals. Put in a conscious effort to achieve one or more of them this month, even though there are 10 more months in the calendar, I can categorically tell you that none is going to stay as long as January. What do I mean by this? There's no time. Get to work.
HANG OUT WITH LIKE MINDS
Take sometime out and hang out with friends. Or colleagues. Those who are trying to be as productive as you. Have fun and learn from each other, share ideas, help each other out. Hanging out with people who think like you and see your visions builds a strong positive energy that is good for been productive. Since I've been hanging out with Ummeeta and Leema. A lot has changed and for the better.
Because all work and no play makes Jack a dull...? Go see a movie, catch lunch with your girls/boys. Buy yourself a new pair of shoes. Throw a party. Go bowling. Whatever tickles your fancy. You deserve it, you have been working so hard. Take some time to chill out.
DON'T BE ANTI-VALENTINE
Lastly, February is the month of love. Some of us don't especially believe in Valentine's Day. You can still celebrate love just cause love is great. The world needs more love. Single or heartbroken or not. Don't put on your anti-valentines day attitude this year. If you are single? Take yourself out. Visit loved ones. Celebrate love. Got a significant other, then read my Valentines day gift guide post to get some ideas about the perfect gift for Valentine's Day.
Okay, that's it guys!
Follow this simple steps and have a fabulous February. I plan to! Did I leave anything out, feel free to mention it in the comment section. Now go have a fabulous first day of February and don't forget to kick ass!!
WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS THIS YEAR? HOW ARE YOU WORKING TO ACHIEVE THEM?