February Word of the Month 2023 (+ More New Month Motivation!)

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In January, I decided I would choose a word, song, and color scheme for every month of 2023.

Prioritizing this simple New Month Motivation is a great way for me to get around my ADHD’s struggle with rigid planning, and instead keep things a little more lighthearted and fun!

New to monthly motivation? Check out these simple tips for making bringing inspiration into each new month this year!

I like to keep these New Month Motivation posts short and sweet, so let’s dive right in!

My February Word of the Month:

My Word of the Month for February 2023 is: Onward.

We’re headed into the second month of the year, and that’s when a lot of people tend to give up on their goals!

Not me.

I gave myself three major goals for 2023, and I am dedicated to working on them every month.

Goals can be daunting, especially for someone like me who has ADHD and hates when something takes longer than 5 minutes to accomplish.


We keep going, no matter how tough it gets.

When self doubt starts to creep up, Onward!

Even if I’m not 100% sure where I’m going, I’m gonna keep going.

My word for the month reminds me to take little steps in the general direction I feel called toward.

If I end up needing to adjust my route along the way, fine!

But I’m not going to stop and lose momentum. Onward!

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My Song of the Month for February 2023:

My Song of the Month for February 2023 is: Hold On When You Get Love And Let Go When You Give It by Stars.

One of the most powerful songs on my comforting playlist, this Stars hit soothes my soul with its very sound.

Not only does it sound pretty, the lyrics remind me to fully embrace and appreciate the love and beauty that comes my way, while not clinging so hard that I form an unhealthy attachment.

Not only that, but the music video serves as a reminder that there will always be people out there who love and accept me as I am.

With all the attacks on queer and trans people in the U.S. lately, I’ve been needing some inspiration to remind myself that not everyone wants people like me to fade away.

The music video for this upbeat and inspiring song depicts a drag party, and that’s exactly what I need to see more of these days.

Which leads me to my monthly color scheme…

My Color Scheme for the Month of February 2023:

A colorful assortment of umbrellas filling the sky.
Photo by guy stevens on Unsplash

My Color Scheme for February 2023 is the whole rainbow!

There’s a bit of queer Pride in this imagery, to be sure, but it also serves as a reminder for me to see the beauty in all shades of life!

The soft blues, the bright yellows, the passionate reds, the creative oranges, the spiritual purples, the renewing greens… on and on, there is beauty and purpose to every “color” in life.

I want to take time to appreciate the importance of all seasons, all aspects of my journey on this planet.

I invite you to do the same. ❤️

And remember…

Lean Into Inspiration, Not Over-Productivity

Talking about the progress that we want to make in the months ahead can be fun, but I think a lot of us tend to freak ourselves out by overemphasizing achievements.

Rather than pressuring ourselves to achieve, achieve, achieve, what might our month-to-month look like if we just took some time to be inspired?

Wishing You a Wonderful February!


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Have you chosen a Word for the Year yet? Here’s how to find inspiration in 2023.

Are you in need of some self care? Check out this list of what self care really IS… and what it isn’t!

What’s your word for the month? Got any other new month motivation ideas? Drop some inspiration in the comments below! ⬇️⬇️⬇️

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