My lovely friend Sarah shared the 100 Happy Days Challenge on Facebook and I thought it was such a good idea, I signed up. Today is meant to be the most depressing day of the year (although The Guardian disagrees), we need a bit of cheering up don’t we?
Life these days is so fast paced, it can be difficult to actually remember to be happy. Sometimes we’re just aware that we aren’t happy and we’re not sure why. Taking the time to appreciate what we do have makes all the difference.
Apparently 71% of the people that have tried to complete this challenge have failed….which is such a shame! They quote lack of time as the main reason. These people simply did not have time to be happy. How sad is that.
All you need to do is submit a picture of what made you happy, ever day for 100 days.
They say that “it can be anything from a meet-up with a friend to a very tasty cake in the nearby coffee place, from a feeling of being at home after a hard day to a favour you did to a stranger”. You can choose to share on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter….or simply email the pics in if you don’t want to show other people your pics.
#100happyday challenge is for you – not for anyone else. It is not a happiness competition or a showing off contest. If you try to please / make others jealous via your pictures – you lose without even starting. Same goes for cheating.
People successfully completing the challenge claimed to:
- Start noticing what makes them happy every day
- Be in a better mood every day
- Realise how lucky they are to have the life they have
- Become more optimistic
Even when the challenge is over the collected 100 happy moments can always remind you about the beauty of your life. For that, you can receive a little 100 page book with your 100 happy days at the finish line of the challenge!
My first day was today and my steak made me happy (should have known my first one would be about food!)