The DBSA “Positive Six Campaign"
Six months of positive actions to connect to your health and community
Each month—May through October, 2012—we'll feature a new Positive Six challenge aimed at strengthening connections to your health, relationships, and community. Whether it’s incorporating a new habit, reconnecting with old friends, sharing kindness, or simply making someone smile, little things can make a big difference!
A strong support network, good physical health, and giving to others are all contributors towards good mental health for anyone, but especially for the over 21 million people who live with mood disorders. DBSA +6 was designed to help anyone, with or without mental health issues, to live a happier life. Come on, do something good for yourself and others—take the challenge and have fun along the way!
Visit Positive6.org for challenges, tools, thoughtstarters, podcasts, goodies, and more!
Six Monthly +6 Challenges
MAY: Feeding Kindness Challenge
Reach out to one (+1) person this month to share a meal (brown bag lunch, dinner at your home, donate canned goods to your local food pantry). You may make a new friend, and you will certainly brighten someone’s day!
JUNE: Positive Change Challenge
Incorporate two (+2) positive habits into your routine this month. Drink more water, be diligent about getting 8 hours of sleep, eliminate negative self-talk, etc. Small steps can lead to big changes in how you feel….physically and emotionally!
JULY: Give It a Try Challenge
Try three (+3) new things his month that you've been hesitant to in the past...try new type of food, be a tourist in your own city, try out a new hobby, etc. You'll be proud you did and hopefully have some fun!
AUGUST: New Connections Challenge
Reach out to four (+4) individuals this month to make a small gesture (start a conversation with someone you'd like to cultivate a friendship with, phone, email, write a note, etc.) connect with a new friend or acquaintance….or reconnect with an old one you've lost touch with.
SEPTEMBER: Bodies in Motion Challenge
Go solo or start a walking club with a friend(s) with a goal of five (+5) miles this month. Or perhaps participate in a 5K walk/run! You'll feel great and have a great time with old and new friends! IMPORTANT: Consult your physician before beginning any exercise program!
OCTOBER: Spreading Smiles Challenge
Do something unexpected and nice for six (+6) peoples this month (a friend, a family member, a co-worker, or a stranger). Smiles are contagious….so spread the laughter and love!