Welcome to Motivational Monday! A safe space to lay it all out on the table- no one is perfect, and every one needs a boost now and again. What time is better than on Monday, that sunny little bright spot of the week? Pull up a chair, keep an open mind, and let’s start this week right!
A couple of days ago a dear friend introduced me to the 100 Happy Days challenge. The gist of it is to take a picture of something that makes you happy in your life each day for 100 days, and post that picture on a social media outlet with the hashtag #100happydays. (If you want to check mine out they will all be on Instagram under my handle, kflakes. All of this is done after you sign up for free on http://100happydays.com/. Why do this? Here’s the reason from the website: ‘We live in times when super-busy schedules have become something to boast about. While the speed of life increases, there is less and less time to enjoy the moment that you are in. The ability to appreciate the moment, the environment and yourself in it, is the base for the bridge towards long term happiness of any human being.’
I signed up to remind myself to recognize happy moments in each day- I just hope I can constrain myself to only upload one photo a day! Even if you don’t want to sign up for this challenge of uploading a picture every day, try to be more cognizant of moments that make you happy. Perhaps this will lead you to seek out more situations that make you happy. It seems to me that happy people are more motivated, accomplish more, and are more optimistic.
So what can we focus on this week (and for forever?) Be happy!
To leave you in a happier mood, have a listen to Pharrell Williams’ song ‘Happy’!