February – A Month About Love
February is often known for being a month dedicated to and all about love. But February is not only about valentines and sweethearts; instead it can also be a month for self-love and self-care, fostering relationships with family and friends, and loving others.
Self-love is about intentionally taking care of yourself and who you are. It’s about getting enough rest, and giving yourself the time, love and attention to recharge your mind, body, heart and soul. When you find yourself stressed out, impatient, and irritable with others, take time out for yourself.
This includes physically caring for yourself by eating healthy and exercising regularly. Exercise can also be a great time to bond and something many couples enjoy doing together. Take the time to attend one of the many fitness classes offered at Club Rancho Sahuarita. A great place to start is at the PiYo (a combination of Pilates and Yoga), Yoga or Meditation classes. You will leave class with a brighter mood and feeling energized.
The Fitness for 2: Date Night at Club Rancho Sahuarita on February 28th is another perfect opportunity to incorporate exercise and an added focus on wellness into your life. Couples over 21 can try out different workout styles such as cycling, boot camp, battle ropes and more. Whether you are a beginner or avid gym goer, these exercises will get your heart racing. The evening will be topped off with a special social hour of healthy appetizers and drinks. Please visit ActiveNet to register or for more information.
Love your loved ones.
In a month filled with gifts and poems and other romantic gestures, it’s easy to get a little anxious about whether you’ve found the perfect way to show someone that you care. But it all doesn’t have to be about the size of a gift or the amount that you spend – simple acts can go a long way.
Leave a loving note on the kitchen counter next to the coffee pot. Stop by the grocery store for a bouquet of flowers – just because it’s a Tuesday. Say that you love your loved ones – every.single.day. Family and life are precious, so don’t wait for the 14th of the month to say it out loud.
Be sure to celebrate the month of love by spending plenty of time with family. Events such as the annual Rodeo Round Up (on February 22nd at the Safari Park from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.), which will feature pony rides, a live country music band, a mechanical bull, petting zoo and more, will give resident families that chance.
Spread love to others
Actively taking the time to focus on being your best self and focusing on your family and friends enables you to be more compassionate and giving, and to love others in a better way. Volunteer at the Sahuarita Food Bank. Give blood at an upcoming blood drive. Start spring cleaning early and donate your unused or outgrown clothing to a shelter or organization in need. No good deed can be too small.
February is a month to celebrate our most treasured relationships. So, take time this February to focus on all the ways you can do this, and see all the reasons it’s known as the month of love.