This post should’ve been written two days ago. This post should’ve been published five hours ago. This post is meant to be inspiring, supportive, and motivating. This week, this post has missed all those marks.
As I’ve shared briefly through some recent notes, life has been challenging, to say the least. Best laid plans and all of that… It’s difficult to have some rugs pulled out from under you, but it’s compounded when you’re a coach whose job it is to uplift and help people get out of their own way.
I’m sure part of this is the February slump. It’s a tough month every year, but I always forget how it feels until it’s here.
I was talking with a client this morning who suggested we follow the Chinese New Year calendar and treat February as the start. As it is now, everyone is all gung-ho in January — the promise of a clean slate with high expectations. Then February comes and we realize what little progress we’ve made on those dreams.
I’m totally on board with this idea. Let’s treat January as the holiday recovery month, and let February kick off the New Year. Maybe then, this month wouldn’t feel so shitty.
In the meantime, I’m going to try and re-frame my relationship with February. At first, I thought, “Yeah, I’ll make February my bitch!” then I came to my senses and decided to make it my friend instead.
Here’s how I intend to do that:
- Meditate for at least 10 minutes a day.
- Get back to writing in my gratitude journal each night before bed.
- Take a walk in nature, at least, two times per week.
- Cook, at least, two dinners per week.
- Be present, honest, and vulnerable as I walk the journey back to health with my Weight Loss from the Inside Out students.
If you’re feeling the February slump, too, what can you do to give yourself some extra love right now? Chat with me in the comments below.
In the meantime, I’ll be sending you lots of love and wishes of a care-filled February.