Mental Health Awareness Calendar

Mental Health Awareness Calendar

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and to celebrate, Invajy has created an activity calendar for Mental Health Awareness month (May 1st – 31st). This calendar features simple, doable ideas to help you take care of your mental well-being. When it comes to mental health, small actions or activities make a big impact. So, this mental health awareness month in 2024, let us take actual steps with actual activities and enrich our wellbeing.

May 1

Brain dump – write down a list of things worrying you. Let it all out…on paper.

May 2

Practice Gratitude. Appreciate what you’ve got before it’s gone. Note down 5 things you are grateful for on daily basis.

May 3

Eat mindfully. Live in the present moment. Notice the taste, auroma and texture of your food.

May 4

Build your own personalised and healthy sleep hygiene. Try to get 8 hours of quality sleep.

May 5

Keep yourself hydrated! Does sound like a simple act, but doesn’t it keep skipping our mind? Increasing your water intake will promote happiness, allowing your brain to continue making serotonin.

May 6

Let go of grudges and try to forgive. Put down your emotional baggage.

May 7

Live a day as a minimalist and strive to only use things that serve a purpose.

May 8

Days can be hectic, but do not forget to keep in touch with your friends and family. Review your work-life balance.

May 9

Complete a random act of kindness for someone. Kindness increases sense of connectivity with others, decrease loneliness, combat low mood and improve relationships.

May 10

Take a walk outside atleast for 20 minutes. Walking offers the physical benefits of exercise while also boosting your emotional well-being.

May 11

Stimulate your brain – puzzle, sudoku or crossword. Mind-stretching games, like bingo, bridge, chess or computer games are also useful.

May 12

Take a break from screen – mobile, laptop and television. Digital detox allows you to slow down, unwind and fully switch off. You can’t give your brain a reboot.

May 13

Stop searching for happiness. We search the things which we don’t have. Happiness is with in you.

May 14

Declutter and clean your office or home. Clutter can cause stress and anxiety. By decluttering your space, you create a more calming environment for better mental health.

May 15

Use the Power of ‘NO’: Saying “No” is Important for your mental health. Do not do the things which creates stress.

Mental Health Awareness Calendar
Mental Health Awareness Calendar

May 16

Have a conversation with SELF. Positive self-talk or affirmations makes the difference.

May 17

Create a playlist of songs that make you feel good.  Ensure 15 minutes of listening to your favorite music.

May 18

Respect your own decisions. Stop blaming yourself for the decisions you have taken in the past.

May 19

Spend some time in the sunshine and apply sunscreen. Sunlight synthesizes Vitamin D, which experts believe is a mood elevator.

May 20

Don’t be afraid of results. Be more process oriented and less result oriented.

May 21

Tonight, spend 15 minutes on your terrace or around your house post dinner.

May 22

Curtail your expectations from others and self. Adjusting unrealistic expectations can improve your mental health.

May 23

Stop comparing yourself with others. As you compare your life, achievements, or physical appearance to others, your inner critic affects your self worth and confidence levels.

May 24

Learn from your mistakes. Always think ‘I learned a valuable lesson’, rather than ‘ I failed’.

May 25

Ask – “Why am I doing this?”. Find the purpose of your actions and behaviour.

May 26

Spend at least 15 minutes every day doing something you enjoy. People with hobbies are less likely to experience stress, low mood, and depression.

May 27

Practice Box breathing. Start your mornings with 10 minutes of deep breathing.

May 28

Keep self-help resources like Invajy – The self improvement blog, wellbeing blogs, videos, handy. They can help at unexpected times.

May 29

Take time to laugh. Hang out with a funny friend, watch a comedy or check out cute videos online. Laughter helps reduce anxiety.

May 30

Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. Try something outside of your comfort zone to make room for adventure and excitement in life.

May 31

Make a habit to ask for help, it is NOT a sign of weakness, but strength.

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