At the start of the year I saw a few people tweeting and posting about #100HappyDays, I was dismissive at first thinking it was a social one-upsmanship thing. After seeing a few more people, I took a look at the 100HappyDays site:
We live in times when super-busy schedules have become something to boast about. While the speed of life increases, there is less and less time to enjoy the moment that you are in. 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.
I’ll be really honest, last year had some tough and sucky moments. Some great stuff too but on balance was more of a year to relegate to history… or at least that’s what I found myself saying. Was it? Or was that how I’d framed it… hmmm?
So I decided I’d take part in #100HappyDays using instagram. I chose instagram as I don’t have a large network on there so it would be public but not somewhere I’d be spamming many people daily.
30 days in, what have I taken photos of?
3 of Lego (1 was about the Lego movie, which is AWESOME)
3 of Custard (my cat) and a friends dog – awww animals!
2 of gadgets – no surprises there
7 of food – fitting the stereotype instagrammer but I hadn’t expected that
5 of scenery
2 of friends
and a few other assorted things
What have I learnt from it?
It’s been good. Sometimes at the end of a tough day, I found myself making time to think about what had been good that day, what had made me happy. That has to be a good thing.
There were less people/events/activities in it than I might have thought. Partly I suppose this is due to the time of year, although since retiring from DJing I think I have been missing something. I’m going to make more of a conscious effort to do stuff, not watch TV or read tech news in my spare time. Get out, see people, learn a language, hack stuff…
That has to be a good outcome. Roll on day 100 – who knows, I may carry on longer…
If you’re also doing #100HappyDays I’d love to know how you’re finding it – link me to your stream of pictures/posts please!