Relax, Reflect, Rethink, Regroup, Renew....
February is the perfect month to take a step back while taking a deep breath. She’s Month Number 2; not needing to prove anything. Just being. She’s not January, the first month of the year. And she’s not March, the first month of Spring. February just waits there, many dreading her as she ends the season of Winter.
But February is the perfect month to Relax, Reflect, Rethink, Regroup, Renew.
Relax. We hurry through life. We mark our calendars and check our watches; we monitor our social media sites to make sure we didn’t miss anything. Let’s just take that deep breath and relax. All those things will still be there whether we monitor it, or check it, or mark it.
Reflect. If we allow ourselves to relax, it allows time to reflect on what’s truly important. It’s not who posted what, or what’s going on in the evening news. It’s not the latest movie released or the latest book published. What’s truly ‘important’ is different for all of us, but I dare say, it’s in the eyes of the ones we love; in the voices of our children; in our own heart....if we pause long enough to listen.
Rethink. Is it possible that many of our thoughts and ideas are formed by the information overload that bombards us each day? We are constantly processing this information and forming opinions. Rethinking our own ideas, our own sense of purpose and what we believe is ethical and honest and moral for our own lives. This will be what helps us fall asleep at night.
Regroup. Who do you allow in your ‘group’? Who do we surround ourselves with and who are truly our friends? Our ‘tribe’? The ones you know you can call at 2:00 in the morning when something bad happens? Our family? Those in our family that we are lucky enough to be able to add to the ‘friends’ list. We should periodically check our group; making certain that we stay connected to those we need to keep our souls centered.
Renew. Renew all those tiny pieces of our life that have been laying in wait for February to finally arrive. Make a list of what’s important. Your health. Your family. Your job. Spend more time on each one of these. Decide during this renewal, whether the anchors that hold us back from living our potential can be lifted? Ask for help from that friend and family list you made while you were re-grouping. They will help you, and you will help them.
And so Madam February, we welcome you....come on in. We’ve got some work to do!
Enjoy the journey; see you in March. It’s going to be amazing!!!