Our Top 10 Picks for May

Tia Sinden
By Tia Sinden,
updated on Apr 14, 2020

Our Top 10 Picks for May

Make the month of May about prioritising you. Discover the app that helps improve your sleep cycle, take part in uplifting home workouts, and get involved in the week dedicated to mental health

1. Page-turners

Be Your Own Best Friend: The Glorious Truths of Being Female

Feel-good guru Chessie King shares her secrets to loving yourself in her new book! Be Your Own Best Friend: The Glorious Truths of Being Female will help you strengthen your relationship with your body, your brain, and those around you.

Out 28 May, Thorsons, £14.99

2. Out and about

Vision Boarding

What are your dreams for the future? Vision boards can be a great way to set out your goals and remind you of who you want to be. All you need is glue, scissors, some magazines, and anything else you would like for inspiration and decoration!

Download our free vision board craft kit at

3. Put on a show

TED Talks

TED is a nonprofit organisation devoted to spreading ideas through short, powerful talks. One of our personal favourites is ‘Where joy hides and how to find it’ by designer and writer Ingrid Fetell Lee. The perfect way to find positivity from the comfort of your own home.

Watch all talks on

4. Tech Tip-Offs

Sleep Cycle – Sleep Better

Improve your sleep cycle and wake up feeling well-rested. Set a half-an-hour slot for your wake-up time, and the Sleep Cycle alarm will wake you up while you are in a light sleep to help you feel refreshed and ready to take on the day.

Download from the App Store and Google Play

5. Plugged-in

Special Books by Special Kids

Special Books by Special Kids aims to create a more accepting world with each video. Founder Chris Ulmer travels the world to interview people with a range of diagnoses and backgrounds, to teach us all about inclusion.

Follow Special Books by Special Kids on Facebook

6. Lend us your ears

Is This Working?

Does your workplace keep up with the times, or are you stuck in the Stone Age? Journalist Anna Codrea-Rado and writer Tiffany Philippou explore how we can make work better for everyone by tackling topics like mental health, productivity, and office culture.

Listen to the podcast on iTunes and Spotify

7. Square eyes

The Great Celebrity Bake Off for SU2C

Watch your favourite celebrities cook up a storm on The Great Celebrity Bake Off. Paul and Prue judge the creations of celebrities including Louis Theroux and Alex Jones. The series is in aid of Stand Up To Cancer, so you can support a worthy cause while you watch. That’s the icing on the cake!

Available on All 4

Stand Up To Cancer Bake Off celebrities and hosts

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8. Treat yourself

Kind Bag

Looking for a new reusable bag to take shopping? Kind Bags have been specially developed to reduce single-use plastic, and each bag is made from six recycled plastic bottles. With 12 designs to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

£10, view the full range at

9. The conversation

Mental Health Awareness Week

We can all work together to raise awareness of mental health, every day. Across the week, you can get involved with hundreds of events taking place around the country to promote the message of good mental health for all.

18–24 May, get involved at

10. Get going

The Fitness Marshall

Want to add some fun into your workout routine? Caleb Marshall shares upbeat dance workouts featuring guest dancers of all body types. With his sassy moves and positive vibes, The Fitness Marshall will have you smiling from ear to ear.

Search ‘The Fitness Marshall’ on YouTube

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