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Is Happiness a Challenge?

Happiness Quotes

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If you’re a regular internet addict you’ll have seen the #100HappyDays tag all over the place. I won’t explain in detail, but 100 Happy Days is a photo challenge to appreciate the happiness in your life – have a peek over here. If you want to follow me taking part, you can find me at Onetenzeroseven.

I’ve seen a lot of people in my circles take up the challenge, like Oh, Leona who is quite excited about it and a couple of people who don’t quite agree with the idea like Polkadot Pink. I really wanted to talk about this idea of happiness, as a longtime sufferer of depression being happy isn’t something that I’ve ever found very easy.

For me it’s so much easier to pick out the bad stuff, to pile up everything that has gone wrong in a day and chalk it up as a bad one. I remember the bad things and don’t often tell stories about the good so when I stumbled across 100 Happy Days I was quite intrigued.

Happiness Quotes

Image by Raw Art Letterpress

At first I would get to the end of my day, just before bed, and realise I hadn’t logged my Happy Day moment, scratching around for something that makes me happy. However three weeks in things have shifted and I now find myself feeling that warmth of happiness rushing in and thinking, Ooh! There’s today’s happy moment. In fact, some days I have more than one and I’m disappointed that I have already posted. Sure some days are mundane, but I think you can always find some happiness within. After all, if days are going by without one moment of happiness, I think you need to be making some serious changes to your life.

For me being happy for 100 days isn’t about have a perfect day, it’s about noticing the little things that make me smile; Instead of piling up moments like missing the bus, getting caught in the rain and snagging your new jumper – it’s remembering a compliment or having your favourite cheese for lunch or cuddling up with your special folk.

Happiness Quote Jewellery

Image by Dear Delilah Handmade

If you’re struggling to find some happy moments in your life, don’t fret – I’ve been there too! Here are some simple things that give me a happy heart by way of a little inspiration for you too:

the smell of a crisp Winter day // a warm fire // noticing something beautiful in your city // a quiet moment in a busy day // your favourite takeaway // a sunset  // not having to set your alarm // clean bedsheets // a heartfelt moment in a movie // your favourite musician coming to town // an afternoon nap // wearing your favourite cardigan // a memorable song on the radio

I definitely recommend the 100 Happy Days challenge, it’s easier than you think! What makes you happy? Do you focus more on the good or the bad?

Loves x xx

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