🙂 Action for Happiness releases New Ways November 2021 Calendar 🙂

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From Action for Happiness: This month, we’re encouraging you to try something new!  Learning something new or getting involved in an activity that really absorbs and interests us is great for our wellbeing. Keeping our brains active is not only good for us physically but it can help you feel you are flourishing as you see yourself make progress with a new skill, or just make you smile as you make a mess and decide to start again. 🙂 Being playful and trying new things is important, as is remembering that it’s OK not to get it right first time – change “I can’t do it”, into “I can’t do it…yet!” This month’s calendar is full of ideas to help you decide what to try next. For more information, visit https://www.actionforhappiness.org/november

  • New Ways November 1 Monday: Make a list of new things you want to do this month
  • New Ways November 2 Tuesday: Respond to a difficult situation in a different way
  • New Ways November 3 Wednesday: Get outside and observe the changes in nature around you
  • New Ways November 4 Thursday: Sign up to join a new course, activity or online community
  • New Ways November 5 Friday: Change your normal routine today and notice how you feel
  • New Ways November 6 Saturday: Try out a new way of being physically active
  • New Ways November 7 Sunday: Be creative. Cook, draw, write, paint, make or inspire
  • New Ways November 8 Monday: Plan a new activity or idea you want to try out this week
  • New Ways November 9 Tuesday: When you feel you can’t do something, add the word “yet”
  • New Ways November 10 Wednesday: Be curious. Learn about a new topic or an inspiring idea
  • New Ways November 11 Thursday: Choose a different route and see what you notice on the way
  • New Ways November 12 Friday: Find out something new about someone you care about
  • New Ways November 13 Saturday: Do something playful outdoors – walk, run, explore, relax
  • New Ways November 14 Sunday: Find a new way to help or support a cause you care about
  • New Ways November 15 Monday: Build on new ideas by thinking “Yes, and what if… ”
  • New Ways November 16 Tuesday: Look at life through someone else’s eyes and see their perspective
  • New Ways November 17 Wednesday: Try a new way to practice self-care and be kind to yourself
  • New Ways November 18 Thursday: Connect with someone from a different generation
  • New Ways November 19 Friday: Broaden your perspective: read a different paper, magazine or site
  • New Ways November 20 Saturday: Make a meal using a recipe or ingredient you’ve not tried before
  • New Ways November 21 Sunday: Learn a new skill from a friend or share one of yours with them
  • New Ways November 22 Monday: Find a new way to tell someone you appreciate them
  • New Ways November 23 Tuesday: Set aside a regular time to pursue an activity you love
  • New Ways November 24 Wednesday: Share with a friend something helpful you learned recently
  • New Ways November 25 Thursday: Use one of your strengths in a new or creative way
  • New Ways November 26 Friday: Try out a different radio station or new TV show
  • New Ways November 27 Saturday: Join a friend doing their hobby and find out why they love it
  • New Ways November 28 Sunday: Discover your artistic side. Design a friendly greeting card
  • New Ways November 29 Monday: Enjoy new music today. Play, sing, dance or listen
  • New Ways November 30 Tuesday: Look for new reasons to be hopeful, even in tough 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 https://www.universitycitynews.org/ucca-about-us/

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

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