Let’s just face it there is no one, I repeat, no one in this world who does not aspire for happiness. Now that we are in agreement, let me get to the point of why this post has been created. Even though we all have our own definitions of happiness, we pursue it differently (maybe) but the end goal always stays the same- happiness.
A few days ago, Corinne undertook ‘My Happiness Project’ and decided to chalk out a month on month planner towards achieving happiness. Her project is inspired by Gretchen Rubin’s ‘The Happiness Project’ where Gretchen chronicled one year of her life, month by month, focusing each month on various aspects of her life.
I thought it was a brilliant idea to walk on the path towards happiness by constantly focusing on achieving it each day. She would be keeping a log to ensure her goals are met each month and then reflect on her experiences and lessons learnt. How courageous! Personally, I feel it’s a daunting task, considering that some of us do get our bouts of insanity that shudders the center of our being (personal experience). So keeping one happy for all the days of a year obviously is challenging.
But, as they say, if one makes up their mind to achieve something then they often achieve what they set out to do.
Since a year of promise seemed a bit unnerving, I personally took up a 100-day project for myself. The project asks of us to focus on the little things that make us happy each day and document them along the way. It does not ask of us to work on a plan but inspires us to find bliss in mundane things. I hopped on to this because I think I still am not ready for a bigger project like what Corinne has on hand (again, I think she’s so brave to be doing it!). So for me, its baby steps, first!
Happiness is elusive for many, so when I saw this advert saying ‘Can you be happy for 100 days in a row?’ I was taken aback. I guess, I never really thought about it, ever. Why would someone want to join it? Why would I want to join it? Am I not happy? The question kept nagging me while I was working in the kitchen, filing reports in the office, listening to music while traveling…it kept haunting me for at least a day and a half and finally, I enrolled. I enrolled because I wanted to know how I could change mundane stuff into something special each day. It’s not like a challenge to run a marathon or climb Everest but it does ask of us to look for happiness each day- a reason to smile and then capture it as a memo.
I am still not sure how far I would be able to take it. I feel that keeping myself up to task would be tough for 100 days. More than that, I feel, would I be able to find happiness each day? I guess. I don’t know yet. I would know once I complete the 100 days. But I am still hopeful that I would succeed. After all, pursuing is the direct route to achieving-right?
In case you would like to join #100happydays, log onto their site and enroll. It’s simple and all one has to do is post their ‘happy’ picture on facebook/twitter/instagram. In case you’re not game to share on social media, you can also e-mail it to them. At the end of the 100 days, you might get a collage of all your 100 ‘happy’ things.
So here’s to pursuing happiness each day!
Linking this to Ultimate Blog Challenge– January 2014
Quotes sourced from : Goodreads