Celebrate the month of June

Mark your calendar! There are over 1,500 national days. So, there is always something fun and unique to enjoy throughout the year. Below is our personal list of non-traditional day, week, and month long celebrations happening in June. Learn a little about each one and simple ways you can join the celebration.

Audiobook Appreciation Month: June 1 – June 30

Origin: Thomas Edison’s invention of the phonograph!

Audiobook Appreciation Month

June 1 is Audiobook Appreciation Month. It’s a time to celebrate the wonderful world of audiobooks and all the benefits they bring. Audiobooks make reading more accessible and enjoyable. For those who struggle with poor vision, attention span issues, or low literacy levels, audiobooks have made it possible to enjoy books on the go. And here’s a bonus: audiobooks can even help you learn new languages! With easy-to-use audible settings and the ability to pick up right where you left off, there’s no excuse not to give audiobooks a try. Happy Audiobook Appreciation Month!

Ways To Observe:

  • Give it a try! Get your favorite book in audio form, grab some headphones, and read on the go! There are lots of audiobooks available from your local library.
  • Throw an audiobook party. Grab some friends or family, throw in a snack, pick an audiobook, and listen together!
  • Taking a road trip in June? Listen to an audiobook the whole family can enjoy!
  • Suggest an audiobook title for your summer book club reading.

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World Productivity Day – June 20

Origin: Unknown

World Productivity Day

World Productivity Day falls on June 20th every year. So, how have you been doing with your tasks lately? This is a great day to congratulate yourself for all your achievements, big or small. But, if you feel like you’re constantly behind schedule, take some time to figure out why and make a change. Don’t forget to acknowledge every success! Productivity isn’t just about using tools like spreadsheets and planners or getting things done. It’s about finding a balance between work and personal life so that we have enough time to enjoy everything we love.

Ways To Observe:

  • Journal about what productivity means to you. How do you define it? What does a productive day look like for you each day?
  • Punch procrastination in the face by diving into at least one difficult thing today that you’ve been procrastinating.
  • Celebrate your small and big productivity wins.

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Let It Go Day – June 23

Origin: Thomas and Ruth Roy of Wellcat Holidays & Herbs 

Let It Go Day

June 23rd marks Let it Go Day. It’s the perfect reminder to ditch those negative feelings that are holding you back and find ways to strengthen yourself, instead. We’ve all experienced events that we regret or that hurt us so much we can’t seem to move past them. But it’s time to move on and find positivity, contentment, and peace in our lives. Let this day motivate you to forgive yourself for the past, let go of your worries, and set positive intentions for the days ahead.

Ways To Observe:

  • Grab a pen and some paper. Find a peaceful space. Take a deep breath. Set a timer for 5 – 15 minutes and write down what you need to release. Crumple or tear up your list. Find the nearest recycle bin, and it let it go.
  • Find a motivational quote about letting go of regrets and post it where you can read it throughout the day.
  • Make time to rest your mind and body, today.

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Upcycling Day – June 24

Origin: William McDonough and Michael Braungart, 1994

Upcycling Day

Have you ever heard of Upcycling Day? It’s an international celebration that takes place every June 24 and it’s all about repurposing old items so that they don’t go to waste. Upcycling basically means taking recyclable items made of metal, glass, or wood and turning them into something new and useful. The best part? You probably have dozens of items in your house that could be upcycled! It’s a fun and creative way to give new life to old things that might otherwise end up in the trash. Plus, upcycling is budget-friendly and it lets you meet your needs in an eco-friendly way. So why not give it a try and see what you can create? A vase made from an empty bottle of wine, maybe? The possibilities are endless!

Ways To Observe:

  • Learn more about upcycling via the internet, library, or online bookstore (like Amazon).
  • Give upcycling a try. Find something you no longer need. Search for videos and ideas on Pinterest for upcycling it into something useful to you.
  • Get friends and family involved.

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  • Check out some unique upcycling ideas at sites like Craftsy Hack.
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