100 Happy Days - Are You Up for the Challenge?


As our schedules become even more busy, we often forget to take the time to enjoy the small things which make us happy. Simple experiences, such as enjoying a coffee with a friend or seeing a child's face light up as they smile, are moments which can make us feel more content about our lives. As the 100 Happy Days project explains:
The ability to appreciate the moment, the environment and yourself in it, is the base for the bridge towards long term happiness of any human being.
So here is my challenge: an you spare a minute or two, each day for 100 days, to document a happy moment in your life?
I chanced upon the 100 Happy Days project through a link posted in one of my Facebook groups and after seeing the excited comments from my friends, I couldn't resist clicking through to learn more about it. 

The premise is simple: for 100 days, post a photo of something which made you happy on a social media site (or keep it anonymous by sending emails if that's what you prefer). This can be anything at all: a picture of a meal enjoyed with your best friend; your favourite shoes, or even an entry in your journal!

By taking a minute out of your life to appreciate any small thing which made you smile for 100 days (or more!) you'll be much more likely to be in a better mood; become more optimistic, and notice more of the things which make you happy everyday. What's more, happier people are more likely to receive compliments or even fall in love...

How do I sign up?

Head over to the 100 Happy Days site to register your details. It's totally free to participate, and you can upload your photos to any social media platform you use. Once you've registered, be sure to tag your photos with #100happydays so the site can register your daily participation, or if you'd prefer to keep your photos private, you can email them to the website instead.

Since I usually take photos with my smartphone, I've opted to upload mine to Instragram - take a look at my stream if you're interested. I'd love to hear about your experiences through the project, so if you'd like to share your own 100 Happy Days, feel free to link up to your own social media pages in the comments section below and let us know if your own participation helps you feel a greater sense of happiness in your own life.

Photo credit: Lara Cores, via Flickr