Action Calendar from Action for Happiness – New Ways November 2021

29 October 2021

In November, Action for Happiness is encouraging you to try something new. Trying out activities or learning something new can help us feel more confident, grow our self-esteem and it can be fun! Keep learning is also one of the five ways to wellbeing.

Check out its New Ways November calendar below for daily ideas:

Day 1 Monday
Make a list of new things you want to do this month


Day 2 Tuesday
Respond to a difficult situation in a different way


Day 3 Wednesday
Get outside and observe the changes in nature around you


Day 4 Thursday
Sign up to join a new course, activity or online community


Day 5 Friday
Change your normal routine today and notice how you feel


Day 6 Saturday
Try out a new way of being physically active


Day 7 Sunday
Be creative. Cook, draw, write, paint, make or inspire


Day 8 Monday
Plan a new activity or idea you want to try out this week


Day 9 Tuesday
When you feel you can’t do something, add the word “yet”


Day 10 Wednesday
Be curious. Learn about a new topic or an inspiring idea


Day 11 Thursday
Choose a different route and see what you notice on the way


Day 12 Friday
Find out something new about someone you care about


Day 13 Saturday
Do something playful outdoors – walk, run, explore, relax


Day 14 Sunday
Find a new way to help or support a cause you care about


Day 15 Monday
Build on new ideas by thinking “Yes, and what if… ”


Day 16 Tuesday
Look at life through someone else’s eyes and see their perspective


Day 17 Wednesday
Try a new way to practice self-care and be kind to yourself


Day 18 Thursday
Connect with someone from a different generation


Day 19 Friday
Broaden your perspective: read a different paper, magazine or site


Day 20 Saturday
Make a meal using a recipe or ingredient you’ve not tried before


Day 21 Sunday
Learn a new skill from a friend or share one of yours with them


Day 22 Monday
Find a new way to tell someone you appreciate them

Day 23 Tuesday
Set aside a regular time to pursue an activity you love


Day 24 Wednesday
Share with a friend something helpful you learned recently


Day 25 Thursday
Use one of your strengths in a new or creative way


Day 26 Friday
Try out a different radio station or new TV show


Day 27 Saturday
Join a friend doing their hobby and find out why they love it


Day 28 Sunday
Discover your artistic side. Design a friendly greeting card


Day 29 Monday
Enjoy new music today. Play, sing, dance or listen


Day 30 Tuesday
Look for new reasons to be hopeful, even in tough times


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