A couple months ago, I decided to embark on the 100 Happy Days challenge. It pushed me to find at least one thing to be grateful for, in awe of, amazed by and simply put happy for every day for 100 straight. Now, I’m a positivity enthusiast set on exploring the world around me and thus I foolishly thought this challenge wouldn’t be much of a challenge. Boy, was I wrong.
Everyone wants to be happy, to be at peace with themselves and the lives they have but setting out to find a spark of that every day wasn’t as easy as I believed it to be. See, the problem before wasn’t that I was depressed or super stressed but rather that I had gotten so busy and overwhelmed that I no longer took the time to notice the little things that made life incredible.I got caught up and blindsided by all that I wanted to and had to do that I no longer focused on what I was doing and the incredible wonders that popped in and out of my daily routine.
Now, I don’t claim to know much about life but if there’s one thing that I learned from this experience as a whole it is that the secret to being happy is accepting our place in life and making the most out of it everyday. Everything we’ve always wanted is just waiting to be discovered, scattered and sprinkled into our day-to-day lives. Life has a funny way of working itself out and although sometimes we’re left wondering what the joke was, eventually we get it and laugh.
The key is to always seek that laugh, that moment of bliss that in mist of all the chaos makes us realize that for some insane reason the cards we’ve been dealt were meant for us because we would know how to work with them best. It’s definitely not the easiest thing to do but this challenge helped me realize that it’s possible.
I can go on and on about all the reasons why I think everyone should give this challenge a chance. It wasn’t as simple as I first thought but it helped me realize habits I had to work on and others I needed to develop more in order to appreciate all the blessings I’ve been given and continue to receive. I’ve convinced a handful of friends to embark on their own happiness journey and hope if you all are in need of a bit of inspiration you give it a chance as well.
Personally, I know I learn and grow the most when I’m the one doing the action and reflecting back on the experience overall. My 100 days of happiness took place on Instagram but if you join the movement you can use twitter, Facebook, and even email if you want to keep it a bit more personal. You can learn more about it at 100 Happy Days. If you want to know a bit more about my experience, you can check it out on Instagram @noreader or by checking the hash tag #hopelesslyoptimistic. Below are just some pictures of the adventure! Let me know what you think in the comments below and if you’re taking on the challenge leave your Instagram or Twitter, I’d love to follow along!