Mindful March: Action for Happiness issues their daily action calendar for a Mindful March

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From Action for Happiness: Let’s take the time to pause, breathe and really take in what’s all around us. This month we’re encouraging you to take some time to look within. Learning to be more mindful and aware can do wonders for our well-being in all areas of life – like the way we eat, the things we notice or our relationships. It helps us get in tune with our feelings and stops us dwelling on the past or worrying about the future – so we get more out of the day-to-day. It can also help us identify what we’re grateful for, which has been proven to help boost your happiness levels! For more information and to download a high resolution version of the calendar, visit https://www.actionforhappiness.org/calendars

Action Calendar – Mindful March 2021

  • March 1 Monday: Set an intention to live with awareness and kindness
  • March 2 Tuesday: Notice five things that are beautiful in the world outside
  • March 3 Wednesday: Start today by appreciating your body and that you’re alive
  • March 4 Thursday: Notice how you speak to yourself. Try to use kind words
  • March 5 Friday: Take three calm breaths at regular intervals during your day
  • March 6 Saturday: Bring to mind people you care about and send love to them
  • March 7 Sunday: Have a ‘no plans’ day and notice how that feels
  • March 8 Monday: Eat mindfully. Appreciate the taste, texture & smell of your food
  • March 9 Tuesday: Take a full breath in and out before you reply to others
  • March 10 Wednesday: Get outside and notice how the weather feels on your face
  • March 11 Thursday: Stay fully present while drinking your cup of tea or coffee
  • March 12 Friday: Listen deeply to someone and really hear what they are saying
  • March 13 Saturday: Pause to just watch the sky or clouds for a few minutes today
  • March 14 Sunday: Find ways to enjoy any chores or tasks that need doing
  • March 15 Monday: Stop, breathe and just notice. Repeat regularly during the day
  • March 16 Tuesday: Get really absorbed with an interesting or creative activity
  • March 17 Wednesday: Look around and spot 3 things you find unusual or pleasant
  • March 18 Thursday: If you find yourself rushing, make an effort to slow down
  • March 19 Friday: Cultivate a feeling of loving-kindness towards others today
  • March 20 Saturday: Celebrate the International Day of Happiness dayofhappiness.net
  • March 21 Sunday: Listen to a piece of music without doing anything else
  • March 22 Monday: Walk a different route today and see what you notice
  • March 23 Tuesday: Tune in to your feelings, without judging or trying to change
  • March 24 Wednesday: Appreciate your hands and all the things they enable you to do
  • March 25 Thursday: Focus your attention on the good things you take for granted
  • March 26 Friday: Notice when you’re tired and take a break as soon as possible
  • March 27 Saturday: Have a device-free day and enjoy the space it offers
  • March 28 Sunday: Appreciate nature around you, wherever you are
  • March 29 Monday: Notice what is working today and be thankful that this is so
  • March 30 Tuesday: Mentally scan down your body and notice what it is feeling
  • March 31 Wednesday: Notice the joy to be found in the simple things of life

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 https://www.universitycitynews.org/ucca-about-us/

For related posts from UCCA, visit https://www.universitycitynews.org/category/community-health/

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