Good morning/day/night and Happy Monday, Lovies!
Back in January, I caught myself feeling constantly on edge and snapping at people for, I gotta admit, no f#%ckin reason! I had an awesome time during the holidays and the chance be on a vacation as the clock was hitting 12 on January 1-st. Technically, my work year didn’t start until the 5-th, so I couldn’t figure out what my problem was. Work can be so stressful and adulting in general is hard! So after some meditation, I figured I need more happiness in my life. Particularly, I needed to focus more on the positive things I have going on. Then a post popped on my Instagram feed; a friend of mine shared a cute pic of her and her dog with the caption #100days, day whatever. Curious, I decided to check out what this was all about. That’s how I found the website http://www.100happydays.com
Basically, some lovely people did the research and found out 71% of us humans literally do NOT have time to be happy! This was the saddest thing, I learned that day.. Until I looked in the mirror. Then it dawned on me- I was one of these humans! I had dark circles under my eyes, my whole reflection was looking at me all pissed off and I had continuously kept ignoring my dog’s attempts to stick her bone in my hand and play fetch. I looked at her for a second and I realized how cute she was, wagging her tail, smiling at me and nodding at the rubber bone, strategically placed in my feet. You try saying “no” to that face!
“That’s it! That’s exactly what I need!”- I thought! A daily reminder of how blessed I am and a stimulant to seek happiness and inspiration everywhere! To take at least 5 minutes every day to focus on the smallest thing that brings light into my life! Some days were really rough, some days I couldn’t decide which thing to post! I’m proud to share with all of you, I completed the #100HappyDaysChallenge and it literally changed my life!
After the first week it became a hobby of mine to look at the hashtag on Instagram and enjoy other people’s shares of daily dose of happy. I realized it made me happy, seeing other people’s happiness 🙂
The concept of the challenge is very simple. Head over to their website (www.100happydays.com) and register. It helps spread the cause and they send you casual emails to see how your progress is going. The most awesome part, upon completing the challenge you can get a set of square prints with your entire journey!
The point of the challenge is to do it for yourself and no one else! That rainy Tuesday when you had a long day at work gets remembered as that time your cat caught a fly ninja style, or your significant other came home with flowers for no reason <3. The uneventful Thursday night transforms into that time you came up with that epic new recipe that’s basically an orgasm in your mouth! The challenge helped me “reset” my mindset (see what I did there?) and look at things from a different angle.
Daily life, things that happen, people we encounter all have an impact on us. But it’s truly our choice which vibe/emotion/thought to focus on!
Life nowadays is so fast paced, it’s scary how easily we can forget that! The #100HappyDays helped me shift my focus to the positive. This whole process helped me remember to chose, even demand happiness out of life, it sparked my creativity and actually makes me feel more energized! I’d like to take a second to say a huge Thank You to the entire team of 100happydays.com for the inspiration and happiness they helped me appreciate better! I highly recommend this wonderful initiative to all my friends and I might take it again sometime, just because it’s an awesome feeling doing and completing it ❤
What about you, Lovies? Have you taken the challenge? Would you be interested in taking that journey? Share your thoughts and experiences in the comment section, I’d love to hear about your opinions!
If you want to check out my full journey, head over to my Instagram page @SilviaMelange and enjoy!
I hope this post stimulates and inspires you to seek happiness and positivity in everything around you ❤
Love, Silvia Mèlange
*I do not seek any personal or material gain from this post. Simply want to spread the word 🙂