Feb 012013


I’ve always found February (which incidentally I always spell incorrectly), a rather long month even though it’s the shortest. It seems like February drags as we look forward to warmer days. But it doesn’t have to be that way. We can intentionally look at the hours, days or even months that are the most problematic for us and come up with solutions. Here are some ideas for shaking up the shortest month.

  • Make it a low-spend month. We’ve often challenged ourselves to do as little spending as possible during the month of February.
  • Celebrate the special days. Of course there’s Groundhog’s Day, Valentine’s Day and President’s Day but there’s also Ferris Wheel Day and Do a Grouch a Favor Day.
  • Get outside. Even if it’s cold.
  • Check out local sites.
  • Clear out some clutter and shore up your daily routine. Nothing like a rather routine month to get things back on track.
  • Do something totally unexpected with your family. Have dessert for breakfast. Pop some popcorn for dinner, rent a movie and let everyone chill down in the living room. Make a tent in the living room and camp out.
  • Invest in a new habit. What habit do you or your kids need to establish? 28 days of practice will surely get you going.
  • Schedule visits. Nothing cheers you up during a long month than hanging out with others. My parents visit once a year or so, usually in February, and that always livens things up. So go visit a neighbor. Invite over a friend. Take cookies to a nursing home. Just be with people.

What do you do to shake up February? And I’m I the only one who has the hardest time spelling February correctly? :)

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  6 Responses to “Shaking up the Shortest Month”

  1. I actually like February.. I tend to always do a monthly goal in February (do something each day) because since it is a shorter month it seems easier! :) And… Olivia was born on Valentine’s Day so now we have a fun celebration right in the middle :)

    We’ve done that before but it has been a long while. I feel like every month is a low-spend month right now. :)

  2. Great ideas! I’m all for jazzing up those winter months : )

  3. I usually begin my favorite month of February by singing Happy Birthday to myself ALL month long. Then there is our great trip to Alabama to see my wonderful son-in-law and his family. Looking forward to both:). Right now, enjoying the beautiful light, fluffy snow in Southwest Michigan.

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