As part of my 101 things in 1001 days, I’m taking on another challenge: Can I be happy for 100 days in a row? Yes, it is a list within the bigger list… good thing I love lists!
I wanted to attempt the 100 Happy Days challenge to photograph the small moments that bring me joy each day in the ongoing effort to Just Be Happier. I’ll admit that calling it #100DaysOfHappy sits easier with me than #100HappyDays; just the phrasing of calling an entire day happy rather than a moment within a day feels scary and uncomfortable. But I’m going for it anyway! Would it really be so bad to be happy for a whole day based on a series of moments looking for things that make me smile? I guess not.
What I really like:
I like being on the hunt for my little sparks of joy. I always have my iPhone in my hand or purse anyway, so now I’m sneaking around my own life and trying to capture the cute, funny, tasty, happy moments. Are we having fun yet? Snap! This coffee is pretty… snap! I love these boys… sn — oh shit they moved! –ap!
What I kinda hate:
I know it is not a competition. But doing it on instagram, I am conscious of judgement in the form of LIKES. Wait, nobody else likes my very favorite chocolate? Wah. I don’t want to feel shitty for taking a photo of a happy photo in poor light.
You can learn all about the #100HappyDays project on the website or just start this second wherever you want. I’m doing it on instagram/rookieheatherÂ but blast your happy around however you like. There are tips for private people on the website, too.
71% of people tried to complete this challenge, but failed quoting lack of time as the main reason. These people simply did not have time to be happy. Do you?