The FYF Alternative Advent Calendar

Now, unfortunately, you won’t find any chocolate here. In fact, none of it is edible so please don’t try to eat your screen. Instead, each day has a well-being exercise or quote that we’ve included to promote positivity and perseverance. It’s our hope that by taking part, people will feel grounded and be ready to face whatever December brings. At the very least, it will get them thinking and trying new things. Updated daily!


Start the month productively. Sign up to join a new course, activity, online community or local group.

Sponsored by Stagecoach


Do more listening than talking today. Be curious. Learn about a new topic or an inspiring idea.

Sponsored by Quicksale Property


“One good conversation can shift the direction of change forever.” -Linda Lambert

Sponsored by YourComms


“Happiness is the only thing that multiplies when you share it.” -Albert Schweitzer

Sponsored by Xtensive Web Design


Tidy spaces help us relax and increase our concentration. Declutter a room or section of your home today.

Sponsored by Homely Touch



“It’s okay to be alone, shut the world out and take time for yourself. Do what makes your soul happy.” -Unknown

Sponsored by Brightside Blinds


“In cold weather, always keep a warm heart.” -Unknown

Sponsored by Advanced Plumbing and Heating


Write down three good things that have happened this year. Think about how they made you feel.

Sponsored by CFH Docmail


“For every minute spent organising, an hour is earned.” -Benjamin Franklin

Sponsored by Paris & McNally


Write a list of people to say thank you. Make it one of your New Year’s resolutions to complete your list.

In memory of Carol Johnston.

Sponsored by Resonance Capital


Enjoy new music today. Try something you wouldn’t usually listen to and sing, dance or just appreciate it.

Sponsored by: Innovent (Scotland) Limited


When you are looking for peace, nature is always the answer.” -Unknown

Sponsored by: Jaggy Thistle Gardening Services



Creativity reduces anxiety and stress. Today, try to cook, draw, write, paint, make or inspire.

Sponsored by: Industrial Services LTD


No matter the weather, try to get outside and observe the changes in nature. Appreciate the world around you.

Sponsored by: Horticultural Landscape Solutions (HLS training)


“Don’t stress the could haves, if it should have, it would have.” -Unknown

Sponsored by: Paisley Paslode Repair


“The struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow” -Robert Tew

Sponsored by: Matheson Damp Services


Physical activity reduces stress and improves your mood and sleep. Today, spend some time exercising.

Sponsored by: CWTS Scotland Ltd



“Sometimes what you’re most afraid of doing is the very thing that will set you free.” -Robert Tew

Sponsored by: Moran Wealth Management


“No matter how much you may be broken, you can always build yourself back up.” -Unknown

Sponsored by: Whitecross Building Consultancy


Water is the driving force of all nature. Drink your recommended 8 cups today and feel refreshed.

Sponsored by: Bathroom Centre Stirling


“A friend is someone who knows your past, believes in your future and accepts you the way you are.” -Unknown

Sponsored by: CJC Recruit


Focus on your breathing. Close your eyes and listen to the breath as you inhale for four and exhale for four.

Sponsored by: Sweet Serenity Therapies


Smiling not only offers a mood boost but has health benefits. It’s contagious! Beam your way through the day.

Sponsored by: Levengrove Dental Care


“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying: I will try again tomorrow.”

Sponsored by: Perk Up Coffee House


“The best gift is to realise all the things you already have.” Unknown

Sponsored by Stagecoach