After January, February is the longest month of the year. I know it’s only 28 days long but most times it feels like it is 28 months long. February is usually my least favorite month of the year and I’m always striving for ways to make it better. Whether planning my escape from the winter blues or treating myself to something I’ve been wanting, I’m always trying to find ways to make February a little more bearable.
6 Things You Must Do In February
Plan a Trip
Even better if you can actually go on a trip. February is a great time to start googling all places with palm trees, sunshine, and temperatures above 70 degrees. I’ve read that just planning a trip gives your brain the same happy vibes that you get without actaully going away or spending the money. Later this week Jack and I headed to Marco Island, Florida to soak up some sun.
Get More Sleep
Take that cozy blanket that you should have purchased in January and go get some sleep. There is really nothing worth getting out of bed for in February. If you have trouble sleeping check out these sleep tips from Casper.
Stock up on Sweaters
We all want to believe that spring is right around the corner but those of us in the North East know that winter doesn’t tend to let up till some time in May. Here are a few of my favorites: cardigan, v-neck, the coziest.
Try a Healthier Snack
Cold weather and bulky sweaters have me saying yes to all things carbs. But sweater weather doesn’t last forever, so it’s a good time to swap in a healthier snack. I was sent Yumami nori chips and dips to try and they are the perfect mid-afternoon pick me up. My personal favorite, the black bean savory dip.
Get an Eye Exam
If you’ve been following along you know I recently had LASIK surgery. I had put off getting this done for years and now my only regret is that I didn’t do it sooner. If you’ve been putting off getting an eye exam, now is the time to put it on the books. And if you’ve been considering LASIK, you won’t want to miss this post.
Be Your Own Valentine
One of my issues with Valentine’s Day is expectations. We all have them. And they are rarely met. I gave up on Valentines Day expectations years ago. So I’m just happy when my husband makes dinner reservations. But if you don’t want to be disappointed go ahead and plan what you want to do for Valentines Day. Whether it’s some me time or a date night or that cute bag you’ve been eyeing. Don’t wait for someone else to take the initiative, do it yourself. No disappointment guaranteed.