Month Theme for February 2018: Variety

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A variety of dried ingredients

On the first Wednesday of each month we have a post with the month’s theme. The month theme is something to think about, journal about, include in your daily intentions, and/or be mindful of all month. It’s also a good topic for folks doing our Page Per Day Challenge.

The theme for this month is: Variety.

Even though February is the shortest month, it often feels like the longest. Winter seems like it will never end, the holidays are a distant memory, and the warm lazy days of summer feel like they are ages away.

Add variety to your days, shake up your routines to stay out of any ruts, and keep up your motivation until the brighter and warmer days of spring arrive.

Here are some ideas to add variety to your days:

Now is the perfect time to switch up your exercise routine. Take a class, get an exercise buddy, try an activity you’ve never tried before. See if a gym near you has a climbing wall, kayaking classes, judo… you get the idea. Get off the treadmill and try something new!

Go outside your comfort zone with your entertainment. Try books or movies in a genre you don’t normally go for. Get over your aversion to subtitles and watch a foreign film. Find live music in small venues. Bonus points if it’s a type of music you don’t normally listen to. Go to a museum you’ve never been to before, even if it’s a topic you don’t think will be particularly fascinating; you just might be surprised at what you discover!

Try new types of foods. Seek out exotic restaurants, or try new recipes at home. Find grocery stores that carry different types of foods than you normally eat, and see what new meals you can make.

Choose a destination a short car journey away and take a day trip. Act like a tourist and see the sights.

Expand your social circle. Invite people out to do things you don’t normally socialize with. Or, ask your regular friends to go out, and each person has to bring along someone who is not normally in the group.

Plan things like this throughout the month, so you have something to look forward to all month long!

What are some other ways you can add variety to this month?

The Month Theme comes out on the first Wednesday of each month. You can see all the month themes here.

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