February 2020 Mood Board: Small Ways to Celebrate Life

February 9, 2020

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Although I'm single, I love Valentine's Day. I think it is a great reminder to celebrate yourself and all of the people in your life that you cherish. I have a pretty feminine style, so I adore all the reds, pinks, little lacey things and the sense of pampering and luxury that is associated with the month. I also love the mass celebration of black history during the month. I find this month to be so inspiring and a nice way to ease into pursuing our dreams. Despite the dreary, cold weather that usually accompanies February, I still find this month to be dreamy, and a great time to practice gratitude.

Of course, all of the things I've listed above can and should be a part of my lifestyle all year round, but I find it is easier to keep these things top of mind during February. We live in such a fast-paced world, so it is incredibly easy to forget to make room for inspiration in our lives. In my opinion, inspiration is what makes life magical, so it is an essential ingredient to living a fulfilled life. I am excited to embrace the different moods of each season and seek out more muses each month. Life is too short to not make time for the things we love, no matter how simple or elaborate they might be.

And in an effort to celebrate this one life we are given, here is a small list of indulgences that bring me joy. I hope they do the same for you.
  • Drinking tea while burning a candle - it's simple and free 
  • Reading a magazine to wind down 
  • Walking around a neighborhood with cobblestone streets - there is something so charming about them. It's great to do while catching up with a friend or while listening to a podcast
  • Watching a thought-proving video, show or movie - Parasite is next on my list. 
  • Putting on red lipstick and a cute outfit 
  • Drinking a smoothie after a killer pilates class
  • Wearing lingerie or silky PJs while lounging around - it honestly just makes me feel 1000xs more confident. I love Adore Me and Asos because they both offer a large selection of lingerie for women with fuller busts and at an affordable rate. P.S. - The links below are affiliate links. 

Are there any indulgences that you incorporate into your routine every February? If so, I'd seriously like to know in the comments below. I know Valentine's Day can suck if you are single, but I'm really starting to love my alone time. So whether you have a romantic evening planned with your boo, are having a night with friends and family, or are treating yourself to a lovely solo dinner at home while watching your favorite new show, there is always something to look forward to on a date that celebrates love. Self-love is the best type of love anyway. Cultivating unconditional self-love is the only way we will ever experience a full-life, and I am excited to continue nurturing my relationship with myself. I know you are too. Thank you for taking a moment to read this post; your support means so much to me. Until next time my friend - wishing you all the love, happiness and joy this month. 

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