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It’s February! – 8 ways to make it Fabulous

January 31, 2024

February the second month of the year. We’ve probably drifted through January after the holiday season, grappled with New Year Resolutions, chosen our WOTY (or not) so by now we are ready to take on 2024. It’s the last month of Winter for our Northern Hemisphere friends and the last month of Summer where I live here in Queensland, Australia.

Subtle changes are starting to happen around us and it’s a good time to start new projects or put ideas into place that you’ve had sitting on the back burner for a while.

In January, I used the time to get back on track with my fitness goals and managed to work out or move every day for at least 30 minutes. I’m feeling so much better physically and mentally and will continue my program into February.

February is when the year really starts I think. Life is back to normal, school is back, it’s back to work after the holidays and the festive season is well and truly behind us. That can be a little depressing so I’m suggesting ‘It’s February – 8 ways to make it Fabulous’.

During the dying days of January I pondered what I could do to make February Fabulous and also provide some ideas for my WOTY – Freedom. We can get so bogged down in life that we forget to be Fabulous and to have Fun so let’s change that!

Here are some ideas to make your February Fabulous although I’m sure you can add to the list so leave me a comment with your ideas.

8 ways to make February Fabulous

UN – it’s important for our mental health and well-being to incorporate some fun into life. Did you do something that was fun in the past but haven’t done it lately? Why not make a list of fun things you used to do and enjoyed and make an intention to start doing them again.

NERGISE YOUR BODY AND MIND – feeling sluggish? The best way to energise your body and your mind is to start moving. I know when I feel tired if I get up and move about I instantly feel more energised. After a workout I feel I can take on the world! Find some form of movement that you enjoy and can commit to doing for 30 minutes consistently throughout the month. You’ll be surprised at how fabulous you will feel.

ALANCE & BOUNDARIES – Life is not all about ‘doing’ sometimes we need to find the right balance of ‘doing’ and ‘being’. That means taking time out to rest, it means being able to politely say ‘No’ rather than trying to be everything to everyone. Setting boundaries will bring balance to life. It doesn’t mean you give up on doing things for yourself and others, but it means being more selective and respective of your valuable time.

ECONNECT – Time to reconnect in several ways. Reconnect with family and friends whom you haven’t seen for some time Reconnect with nature and it’s healing benefits by taking time for nature walks and mindfulness walks
Reconnect with yourself – what is your body telling you? how are you feeling mentally? how are you making space for peace in your life?

NLEASH – we all have creativity and a power within but sometimes our limiting beliefs are holding us back. Make some time to unleash your creative soul and try something new without judging yourself or your abilities. Step outside your comfort zone and you might be pleasantly surprised at how strong you are. Step out of your comfort zone and try some new fashion styles or colours, maybe a new hairstyle, take art or craft classes, learn a language or maybe try rock climbing (LOL) or an activity that challenges you.

CTION – Is there something you have been wanting to achieve but feel you can’t? Is there something you need to do but have been procrastinating? Are there some uncomfortable conversations you need to have not only with others but with yourself? Make a note of what you want or need to do and then TAKE ACTION, be brave and go for it!

ELAXATION – reading, having a long soak in the bath, meditating, journaling are just a few of the many ways you can find relaxation. Incorporate some rest and relaxation each day and enjoy the moment.

OU – whatever you choose to do to make February Fabulous make sure YOU are the centre of your attention. Take time this month to appreciate YOU and your unique qualities and keep the focus on YOU because you deserve it.

Well that’s my take on ways we can make February Fabulous.

As I was writing the post I could have come up with 100s of ideas as I’m sure you can and will. My purpose is to help you to start thinking of ways you can bring some Fabulousness into your life to live well and enjoy a fulfilling life.

What would you add to my list? I’d love you to share in the comments below.

Action for Happiness Calendar

This month the theme for Action for Happiness Calendar is Friendly February.

Action for Happiness February

Here is a pdf version if you would like to download

Have a Fabulous February everyone!

Sue Loncaric

Women Living Well After 50

Living Life Your Way


  • Reply Debbie January 31, 2024 at 07:49

    What a fabulous way to start February Sue! Your words are completely spot on and we can make some time to get our lives flowing the way we would like them to. Thanks for the brilliant ideas!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 2, 2024 at 13:54

      Thanks Deb, the idea just came to me and February is a great month to start new things.

  • Reply Min Write of the Middle January 31, 2024 at 10:14

    Hi Sue, I agree that February is when the new year really begins. It’s when school returns and holidays end and the daily grind restarts (for most anyway). I love your ‘acrostic’ (is that what you call it?). I would love more of each of them! The Friendly February calendar looks lovely too. Thanks so much for linking up with #WWWhimsy Sue and I hope you truly do have a Fabulous February! xo

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 2, 2024 at 13:54

      Thanks, Min. I hope you have a Fabulous February too! x

  • Reply leannelc January 31, 2024 at 10:30

    Hi Sue – I loved all your suggestions and that there was so much balance in there – it’s so important to connect with our body, mind, and soul and you’ve covered the whole range. I hope you have a fabulous February and that the rest of the year is a wonderful one for you as it unfolds. x

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 2, 2024 at 13:55

      Same to you, Leanne. The year is off to a flying start so it is important to enjoy each day and not get caught up with looking to the future. x

  • Reply Jennifer Jones January 31, 2024 at 11:33

    I love your Fabulous February Sue. I agree with you that January is usually a month of little achievement. I’m hoping that by the end of February I’m moving a bit better than now. I think I’m on track for it

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 2, 2024 at 13:55

      Thanks, Jen. Good to hear you are moving a bit better now. Take care x

      • Reply Gail Is This Mutton February 2, 2024 at 17:55

        A very uplifting post Sue, I will try to take something for each day from your tips. Because we’re nearing the end of winter here in the Northern Hemisphere, February is full of pre spring delights. The weather was warm enough yesterday for me to spend the day gardening. But it’s also possible we might see snow next week! Thanks for linking and have a good weekend

        • Reply Sue Loncaric February 5, 2024 at 10:33

          Thank you Gail! It came to me in a spot of inspiration and seems to be very popular with everyone. Have a lovely week xx

  • Reply marsha57 January 31, 2024 at 13:09

    I love this, Sue! It’s such a wonderful way to put things into motion. I’m going to copy this and put it somewhere I can see it just to remind myself! You are so good at motivating and putting the right words to paper.

    Thanks again!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 2, 2024 at 13:56

      Hi Marsha, I’m so pleased you found the post useful. Have a Fabulous February! x

  • Reply Retirement Reflections January 31, 2024 at 13:45

    Hi, Sue – I absolutely love your tips for getting February off to a great start. They are very encouraging and uplifting. This past week, I walked 80 km and I did about the same the week before. Now the trick for me is to keep this up next week (atleast partly) when I will be helping out my parents.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 2, 2024 at 13:56

      You are a marvel, Donna! 80km in a week now that is a lot of kms. x

  • Reply Toni Pike January 31, 2024 at 16:54

    I fabulous and inspiring guide, Sue x

  • Reply -1 January 31, 2024 at 19:51

    All good ideas for a productive and joyous February. Still learning how to say no but getting there. I know I must increase my exercise routine and be more consistent. Enjoy your February.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 2, 2024 at 13:57

      Thank you and I hope you do have a Fabulous February. Thanks so much for stopping by to comment. x

  • Reply Joanne February 1, 2024 at 05:57

    These are fabulous ideas for making February fabulous!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 2, 2024 at 13:57

      Thanks, Joanne have a Fabulous February x

  • Reply Lydia C. Lee February 1, 2024 at 06:28

    I do like these calendars that you share. A few good ideas there. Weirdly my Feb is very connected with people. Lots of catch ups with people from all different parts of my life….#WWWHimsy

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 2, 2024 at 13:57

      Enjoy your catch ups, Lydia and have a Fab Feb x

  • Reply Christie Hawkes February 1, 2024 at 07:16

    Thank you, Sue, for sharing these ideas for making February fabulous! I have been saying “Here’s to a fabulous February” quite a bit lately, and your post reminds me that the month won’t magically be fabulous, but we have the control to make it that way.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 2, 2024 at 13:58

      It has a great ring to it, doesn’t it Christie? Fabulous February! Have a great one x

  • Reply Denyse Whelan February 1, 2024 at 14:42

    What a beautiful and encouraging post, Sue. Thank you for the reminders of all we can do and be in February! Denyse x

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 2, 2024 at 13:58

      Thanks Denyse I hope your February is Fabulous x

  • Reply Janine February 1, 2024 at 15:14

    I love this positive introduction to February. It’s so easy to get bogged down in the ‘to do’ list of everyday life and forget to have some fun and connection time. I love your ideas for each of the letters of February

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 2, 2024 at 13:59

      It is easy to get into life again after the holidays are over and everyone is back to school and work. I’m glad you liked the post and hopefully you will have a Fabulous February too! xx

  • Reply Debbie- Dabble February 1, 2024 at 23:45

    Great post! I agree that I need to get moving in February..There was a lot of things I needed to do in January after the Christmas Holiday season and now that I did those, I have time to focus more on me and get myself back on track so to speak with my health and wellness program!! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!! I do like to decorate…a lot…but it is my passion and a great stress reliever and it keeps my mind and body active!!
    Debbie-Dabble Blog

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 2, 2024 at 14:00

      Hi Deb, I can see your passion in your decorating and am blown away by the effort you put in. x

  • Reply ganga1996 February 3, 2024 at 08:24

    All great suggestions for a Fabulous February.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 5, 2024 at 10:32

      Simple tips but sometimes we forget don’t we? x

  • Reply Natalie February 3, 2024 at 11:06

    Hi Sue, These are all excellent and doable ideas for a fabulous February. I intend to make some of them happen this month. Thank you for your weekend coffee share. Have a fabulous February!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 5, 2024 at 10:32

      Thanks, Natalie and have a Fabulous February x

  • Reply Bernie February 3, 2024 at 17:06

    I need to remember the fun one and the inspiration to stop procrastinating about something I said I would do and haven’t done for 3 years! Ron and I are going to do something special on Valentine’s Day (go to a movie which is a rare occurrence for us). Have a fabulous February and thanks for the tips.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 5, 2024 at 10:32

      I think we all have to work on the FUN aspect don’t we? Enjoy your Valentine’s Day movie date. x

  • Reply A Creative Spirit February 5, 2024 at 07:51

    I love the 8 ways to make February Fabulous. Especially energising your mind and body. I am on a healthy eating and exercise drive at the moment and I already notice my blood pressure is lower and have already lost 4.5kg

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 5, 2024 at 10:31

      Oh you are doing so well! I know that BP can be reduced with weight loss and of course healthy eating and exercise all make a recipe for a healthy lifestyle. Have a fabulous February x

  • Reply thestylesplash February 7, 2024 at 00:25

    Fantastic tips for making February more productive and enjoyable! Although the weather is still miserable here in the UK I’m looking forward to nicer weather with Spring around the corner.


    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 8, 2024 at 11:12

      Hi Emma, the weather here has been stifling this summer so the opposite to you. It has been very hot and humid with cyclones up north. Hopefully for you Spring will be here soon and for us Autumn will bring more temperate weather. Thanks for visiting and have a lovely week. x

  • Reply Kirstin Troyer February 8, 2024 at 10:51

    This was a great post. I enjoyed those ideas. I’m not always the best at resting.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 8, 2024 at 11:26

      Hi Kirstin! I think that we all find it difficult to rest. For some reason we probably think subconsciously that we are being lazy or should be doing something. Take some time out for yourself and relax xx

  • Reply Lisa R. Howeler February 9, 2024 at 07:27

    I love this list and all these ideas. I’m going to be saving this so I can refer to it. My WOTY is “onward” so I’m trying to move forward past things that upset me in the past and just keeping going!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 9, 2024 at 17:38

      Thank you Lisa, I hope you have a Fabulous February xx

  • Reply Julie February 9, 2024 at 16:16

    Thank you for the sharing the calendar! I appreciate the reminders of simple ways to add friendliness to everyone’s day.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric February 9, 2024 at 17:39

      My pleasure, Julie I hope you have a fabulous February xx

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