Are you making progress with the goals and intentions you set for the new year? If so, great! But if not, don’t fret.
In this article, you’ll learn how these February self-care activities can help you design a maintain a healthy lifestyle.
There’s still plenty of time to course correct. One way to stay connected to your goals is to be more intentional about your daily self-care rituals. Taking good care of yourself will help you avoid overfunctioning.
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Here’s a list of February self-care activities to weave into your rotation:
Here are 6 February self-care activities to explore this month:
1. Prepare a Seasonal Allergy Kit
If you struggle with seasonal allergies, it’s a good idea to prepare before the pollen begins its annual attempt at making your life miserable. And because many local pharmacies struggle to keep up with demand when the season hits, it’s a good idea to stock up on over-the-counter allergy medications now. (You can thank me later.)
2. Update Your First Aid Kit
While you’re rummaging around trying to see if you still have any allergy meds left from last season, why not update your entire first aid kit while you’re at it? Check for expired medications, make sure you have a sufficient supply of bandages and frequently used OTC meds, and reorganize your supplies so you can easily find what you need when you need it. February is also a great time to check the expiration dates on prescription medications that you may not use every day, like asthma inhalers and EpiPens.
3. Wash Your Pillows
Be honest: When’s the last time you washed your pillow? (Okay, have you ever washed your pillow?) While I hate to admit it, for years I’ve been tossing out old pillows and buying new ones. For whatever reason, it didn’t dawn on me that I could wash them. Now I don’t have to feel guilty about the old ones ending up in a landfill somewhere. A quick wash will plump them up just like new.
4. Review Your Fire Safety Plan
Do you have a fire extinguisher* in the kitchen? How about near your fireplace(s)? Make sure you have the right types and number of fire extinguishers in your home, and if you live in a 2+ story home or apartment, consider getting a fire ladder* just in case. (I keep mine tucked under the bed near the window.)
5. Donate Books and Clothes
Books and clothes have a way of accumulating. Scan your bookshelves and remove the books you don’t plan to read again. Likewise, sort through your closet(s) and donate any items that no longer fit or that you no longer wear. It’s also a great time to see if any overly worn items need to be replaced.
6. Update Your Capsule Wardrobe
While you’re busy sifting through your closet, why not update your capsule wardrobe while you’re at it? If you’re new to the capsule wardrobe concept, it’s an easy way to minimize the amount of clothing you own. Simply choose three to five colors that mix and max well, and you have an instant capsule wardrobe.
Which February self-care activities will you explore this month? Share in the comments below.
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