January’s a rubbish time of year, I find I spend most of it feeling pretty miserable. This year I’m trying to do things a bit differently. I don’t make new year’s resolutions any more but I sometimes try and think of some more general change I want to make – this year I’m focusing on being positive and happy (I blogged a bit about this already here).
I started on this at the beginning of the year, I signed up for OhLife a sort of journalling website (I found out about it when Keris blogged about how she’d been using it). Each evening I get an email from them and I reply to it with 3 things that have made me happy during the day. They’re often small things, but it’s the small things that are important.
There have been a couple of days so far in January that have been particularly rubbish. Having that email to prompt me to think about the good things has already been beneficial – I tend to respond to the email just before I go to bed, taking that time to think about the good things in the day sends me towards sleep in a far more positive mood.
I’d seen a few people tweeting or instagraming pictures with the hashtag #100happydays and not thought much about it, on Friday however I thought I ought to investigate it – it seemed like it might be relevant. Turns out it really is. It’s working on exactly the same principle I’d started on, for 100 days you take a photo of something that day that makes you happy and you share it with the hashtag.
It seems like an ideal thing to me, I love taking photos and it’s working towards achieving the same aim I’m already working towards. After a great weekend where I got to spend time with all of my immediate family to celebrate my brother’s birthday I’ve decided today’s the day to start. I’m going to use this brand new Tumblr to collect together all the photos, and hopefully to find other people being happy. Please feel free to follow me there to see how I get on.