Action for Happiness releases Jump Back July 2020 Resilience Calendar


The world is in crisis. Keep Calm, Stay Wise & Be Kind. We can’t control what happens to us but we can control how we respond. This Jump Back July Calendar has daily actions for July 2020 to help us be more resilient in challenging times. For more information and to download other calendars, visit

  • July 1 Wednesday: Be willing to ask for help when you need it today (and always)
  • July 2 Thursday: Make a list of things that you’re looking forward to
  • July 3 Friday: Adopt a growth mindset. Change “I can’t” into “I can’t… yet”
  • July 4 Saturday: Find an action you can take to overcome a problem or worry
  • July 5 Sunday: Avoid saying “must” or “should” to yourself today
  • July 6 Monday: Put a problem in perspective and see the bigger picture
  • July 7 Tuesday: Shift your mood by doing something you really enjoy
  • July 8 Wednesday: Get the basics right eat well, exercise and go to bed on time
  • July 9 Thursday: Help someone in need and notice how that gives you a boost too
  • July 10 Friday: Don’t be so hard on yourself. It’s ok not to be ok
  • July 11 Saturday: Reach out to someone you trust and share your feelings with them
  • July 12 Sunday: When things go wrong, be compassionate to yourself
  • July 13 Monday: Challenge negative thoughts. Find an alternative interpretation
  • July 14 Tuesday: Set yourself an achievable goal and make it happen
  • July 15 Wednesday: Go for a walk to clear your head when you feel overwhelmed
  • July 16 Thursday: When things get tough, say to yourself “this too shall pass”
  • July 17 Friday: Write your worries down and save them for a specific ‘worry time’
  • July 18 Saturday: Let go of the small stuff and focus on the things that matter
  • July 19 Sunday: Notice something positive to come out of a difficult situation
  • July 20 Monday: Ask yourself What’s the best thing that can happen?
  • July 21 Tuesday: If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it
  • July 22 Wednesday: Make a list of 3 things that you can feel hopeful about
  • July 23 Thursday: Remember that all feelings and situations pass in time
  • July 24 Friday: Choose to see something good about what has gone wrong
  • July 25 Saturday: Notice when you are feeling judgemental and be kind instead
  • July 26 Sunday: Get back in touch with a supportive friend and have a chat
  • July 27 Monday: Write down 3 things you’re grateful for (even if today: was hard)
  • July 28 Tuesday: Catch yourself over-reacting and take a deep breath
  • July 29 Wednesday: Think about what you can learn from a recent challenge
  • July 30 Thursday: Ask for help from a loved one or colleague. Be specific
  • July 31 Friday: Remember that you are not alone. we all struggle at times

Contributed by Diane Ahern. She had been contemplating her New Year’s Resolutions and was searching for a monthly Kindness Calendar. She stumbled upon a series of monthly calendars from Action for Happiness, a movement of people committed to building a happier and more caring society. Diane is providing this calendar as information to those in our University City community who may want to spread more happiness. UCCA neither supports nor endorses the Action for Happiness organization or movement … but likes the idea of spreading happiness and kindness throughout University City. For more information about UCCA, visit

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