Action for Happiness Announces January 2022 Theme: 😀Happier January with daily actions to help you make yourself and others happier


2022 Update: Action for Happiness has updated its website and program offerings. For the most-up-to-date information and calendar, please visit

From Action for Happiness: How can we start this new year happier? Things have certainly not been easy over the last year, and we are still in difficult and uncertain times. The best way to try to handle our difficult emotions and experiences is by focusing on what we can control. This month, we’re encouraging everyone to focus on small steps to try to boost happiness – for ourselves and others around us – to spread kindness and hopefully inspire others to do the same.

The Action of Happiness calendars are packed with actions you can take to help create a happier and kinder world. Visit to find more information and other language versions too.

January 2022: Daily actions to help you make yourself and others happier.

  • Happier January 1 Saturday: Find three things to look forward to this year
  • Happier January 2 Sunday: Make time today to do something kind for yourself
  • Happier January 3 Monday: Do a kind act for someone else to help to brighten their day
  • Happier January 4 Tuesday: Write a list of things you feel grateful for and why
  • Happier January 5 Wednesday: Look for the good in others and notice their strengths
  • Happier January 6 Thursday: Take five minutes to sit still and just breathe
  • Happier January 7 Friday: Learn something new and share it with others
  • Happier January 8 Saturday: Say positive things to the people you meet today
  • Happier January 9 Sunday: Get moving. Do something active (ideally outdoors)
  • Happier January 10 Monday: Thank someone you’re grateful to and tell them why
  • Happier January 11 Tuesday: Switch off all your tech at least an hour before bedtime
  • Happier January 12 Wednesday: Connect with someone near you – share a smile or chat
  • Happier January 13 Thursday: Take a different route today and see what you notice
  • Happier January 14 Friday: Eat healthy food which really nourishes you today
  • Happier January 15 Saturday: Get outside and notice five things that are beautiful
  • Happier January 16 Sunday: Contribute positively to your local community
  • Happier January 17 Monday: Be gentle with yourself when you make mistakes
  • Happier January 18 Tuesday: Get back in contact with an old friend
  • Happier January 19 Wednesday: Focus on what’s good, even if today feels tough
  • Happier January 20 Thursday: Go to bed in good time and allow yourself to recharge
  • Happier January 21 Friday: Try out something new to get out of your comfort zone
  • Happier January 22 Saturday: Plan something fun and invite others to join you
  • Happier January 23 Sunday: Put away digital devices and focus on being in the moment
  • Happier January 24 Monday: Take a small step towards an important goal
  • Happier January 25 Tuesday: Decide to lift people up rather than put them down
  • Happier January 26 Wednesday: Choose one of your strengths and find a way to use it today
  • Happier January 27 Thursday: Challenge your negative thoughts and look for the upside
  • Happier January 28 Friday: Ask other people about things they’ve enjoyed recently
  • Happier January 29 Saturday: Say hello to a neighbor and get to know them better
  • Happier January 30 Sunday: See how many people you can smile at today
  • Happier January 31 Monday: Write down your hopes or plans for the future

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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