Meaningful May in 2022

“Start Where You Are. Use What You Have. Do What You Can”

~ Arthur Ashe

May’s  daily actions from ‘Action for Happiness Org’s’ calendars are based on the key of Meaning: Be part of something bigger. The daily actions have been selected to help you discover more meaning & purpose in life

When I think of this in terms of career development or another way of thinking – career crafting, I’m reminded of Hope Action Theory’s competencies of self-reflection and self-clarity.

“Self-reflection is key to developing sustainable actionable hope, especially these days when things are so busy & we often don’t take time in an intentional way. (Spencer Niles, 2021). Spencer also explained self-clarity as akin to building your house upon the sand. It can collapse if you don’t have self-clarity before ‘building’ your house.”

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Want to know more about Meaningful May? Follow the link to watch Melissa King from Action for Happiness Org, talk about Meaningful May

Have you ever had those moments where you were completely in the flow, feeling complete bliss? Actions contained in this month’s calendar can help develop your sense of self-reflection and self-clarity.

Related Work Actions include:

Action 15: Make something happen for a good cause

Action 22: Find your true purpose

Action 30: Figure out what’s important to you

Action 41: Take care of the world around you

Perhaps this coming month to help think divergently and make more meaning & purpose with work, you might;

  • Make a list of what matters most to you & why
  • Focus on what you can do rather what you can’t do
  • Take a step towards an important goal, however small
  • Set yourself a kindness mission to help others today
  • Notice the beauty in nature, even if you are stuck indoors
  • What values are important to you? Find ways to use them today
  • Be grateful for the little things, even in difficult times
  • Listen to a favourite piece of music, & remember what it means to you
  • Do something to contribute to your local community
  • Show your gratitude to people who are helping to make things better
  • Find a way to make what you do today meaningful
  • Reflect on what makes you feel valued & purposeful
  • Share a quote you find inspiring to give others a boost
  • Recall 3 things you’ve done that you are proud of
  • Make choices that have a positive impact for others today
  • Ask someone else what matters to them and why
  • Focus on how actions make a difference for others
  • Do something to care for the natural world

Where ever you are around the globe, I hope that the actions from this month’s calendar, will help support yours and others career management plans, selfcare and wellbeing throughout the coming month and beyond.

Calendars are available in PDF & jpeg format in a variety of languages such as German (what a great way to brush up or learn new language skills)

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