Why I gave up on #100happydays and it’s okay.

by , under personal, Pirate

collage_20150216163539542_20150216163548403Last year, I attempted to do #100happydays. It’s a thing where you post a picture of something that made you happy once a day for 100 days. The idea is that by the end of the 100 days, you’ll be looking for the happy moments, rather than focusing on the negativity.

I stopped posting after 30 days or so last year. So I tried it again this year… and lost steam at about the same point, too.

But this year I realized why I’d stopped taking pictures. It wasn’t that I didn’t find things to be happy about. On the contrary, at the end of the day, I’m looking at the pile of good things more than the pile of bad.

It’s because I’m too busy enjoying these moments to take a picture.

It’s hard to stop playing Disney Infinity with the Little Kidlet to take a picture of him giggling. Or to stop a nice date night to snap a picture of TheBoy and I.

While I’m disappointed I fell behind, I can’t say that I’m disappointed in the reason why.

So tell me, have you tried 100 Happy Days?

  • Kristine Hughes

    I did try it.. and I got pretty far. But, like you, I realized I’d rather enjoy these moments. Too much time is spent on the cell phone, and after 40 days or so, I gave up.

  • B.

    I’m horrible at these kinda things and would just…forget. I had a hard enough time trying to do a 30 day photo challenge.

  • Eli

    I couldn’t find 100 things to be happy about even if I tried. I’d have to make things up that had nothing to do with my life 🙂

  • I’ve seen people who posted pictures of a good meal. Or a pet. I shared a still from a TV show. Doesn’t have to be anything big.

  • I’ve been trying to cut back on the time I spend on my phone, too. I totally get that.

  • Eli

    I tried it once. I think I managed a week and then ran out of things 🙂 My life isn’t very happy 🙂