Try 100 Happy Days in 2017
This year, instead of focusing on the aspects of your life you need to fix or change with a New Year’s Resolution, why not try a different kind of challenge instead?
The 100 Happy Days Challenge started as a social media phenomenon in 2014 and has since evolved into a charitable organisation that’s on a mission to make people happier.
The challenge is simple – for 100 days, keep track of one thing each day that makes you happy by posting a picture on social media.
The idea is that in choosing one thing that makes you happy each day you’ll learn to notice and appreciate the little things in life that often get lost or overlooked in the midst of daily stresses.
It can be as simple as a walk in the park or as special as a family holiday – all that matters is it’s something that brought you joy that day.
100 Happy Days started out as a social media challenge – and it’s still popular on platforms like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. If you love to post and share with family and friends, the traditional challenge might work well for you – take one photo each day and upload it with the hashtag #100happydays along with a caption about the day and what you’ve taken a picture of. At the end of the challenge you can collate the photos and get them printed as a reminder of what you’ve done.
If the thought of sharing everything on social media doesn’t appeal, you can modify the challenge so it works for you. Keeping a journal entry of one happy moment each day is a great alternative for anyone who prefers to write rather than take photos, or you could simply keep a log on your tablet or smartphone of photos without posting them up.
What’s most important is the spirit of the challenge – to slow down and appreciate what you have in front of you.
Joining the movement
You can do the 100 Happy Days Challenge on your own or with a group of family and friends – all you need to do is choose a day to begin and get started.
If you want to be a part of the official movement, visit the 100 Happy Days website and sign up – they’ll share instructions on how to participate on social media plus tips and tricks from others who have completed the challenge before.
Will you try the 100 Happy Days Challenge in 2017?
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