7 lessons from the #100HappyDays project
For the last couple of years, I have been taking up the #100HappyDays project. Initially, the hassle of posting on social media for 100 days in a row sounded hard. But with time I realized that using media to post is just a means to track.
As a person, I can be happy about little things that surround me. My plants, this blog, little cooking experiments, work that brings me joy and accomplishment and love from friends and family. I do not wait for big events to make me happy. They will take their own sweet time. Small ones are around us all day long. #100HappyDays has hence always been a joy this side.
This year too, I finished the challenge. It was fun and a few of my friends also tracked the days with me making it a more enjoyable experience.
So what did I learn from the #100HappyDays project?
Here are 7 lessons that I want to share with you.
- Finding joy in mundane things that we take for granted.
- Noticing the extraordinary in the ordinary.
- Tracking your mood and what lifts it up.
- Making today matter – both at work and in personal life.
- Following your heart.
- Making others smile.
- Understanding that there is a positive angle to each situation.
You may think that these things are all superficial. However, once you commit to the challenge and let it grow on you, it becomes a habit. I may just do a #365HappyDays project and why not? Life is meant to experienced. It’s a journey and if we don’t make it meaningful for ourselves and those who love us, what’s the point?
The 2nd edition of #BarAThon has started and this is post #1 of the challenge.