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Positivity Party & 100 Days of Happiness

Positivity Party & 100 days of Happiness

We’d all love a euphoric state of mind most of our days – right? Or we’d at least expect this after our morning caffeine hit! Unfortunately for most of us, we can often forget the good in our days overall and focus on the negative aspects, no matter how small. Suddenly an issue or conversation which may have taken up 30 seconds of our time, will be something we think about for the rest of our day, resulting in a bad mood, decreased productivity and sometimes health affects (stress, headaches etc).

I am guilty of this!

It took me a while to really address this and not completely blame other people or the situation in itself – like for all of us, this is simply human nature to deflect. Over many months, I realized I had a choice (it’s not as easy as it sounds- I know!) and I could take steps to progress my days in a more positive light.

I’m certainly not saying this more positive mindset will work every day (there are really days where perhaps staying in bed would have been the best choice or when not even a morning coffee helps!), and this type of thinking is not a magical fix by any means, however what I’ve learned is that each day it gets easier and you will find yourself gravitating to people and situations which fit your more positive mindset. Particularly in a working environment, or social situations where you cannot always control or choose who is around you – it’s important to recognize the tone and message of how people are speaking, or it may even be their body language or general attitude for example. By acknowledging their negativity in your thinking, you automatically present a choice – to agree with the person or situation and absorb that negative energy – or like how I now do– begin to realize it’s not how I would like to feel and think and to immediately say to yourself ‘that is so negative, I’m glad that is not how I feel’ (for example).

Again – this type of thinking and really separating myself from this thinking was really foreign and is still a work in progress. However, I can definitely say that I am happier and my way of engaging with people has also improved – to the degree that a colleague actually mentioned that I was the happiest he’d ever seen me in three years!

Positivity Party

 

I’m also quite a practical thinker and logic of situations quite often takes over, but there is no doubt that this thing called ‘energy’ (positive & negative) actually exists in us humans.

It got me thinking recently – how can I continue to cement this way of thinking into my daily routine? What is something that I can do to ensure at least once or twice in the day, I am smiling and being grateful or happy over something, no matter how bad my day was (or at least how I perceived it) 🙂

 

A while ago on social media, I saw a campaign called ‘100 Happy Days’, which promotes posting a picture each day and associating why that place, person or thing etc has made you happy – you goal is to do this over 100 consecutive days( and link to the hashtag #100happydays). I have done this before and loved it! It promotes a level of happiness & gratitude within your day, which you acknowledge among family, friends and even the world. It’s not to show off expensive things or be fake in having a perfect life – it is literally to say big and simple things like:

‘I had a fantastic coffee and I really needed it this morning’ (inset picture of delicious coffee) or ‘I started reading a great book today’ (insert great book cover here).

I am going to start this again from tomorrow (and start my positivity party!) and will post my 100 days via Instagram (@blackandwhiteinsider) and maybe a blog post here and there on how it’s going along the way!

Below is the website for this campaign, and I’d encourage you to try this too! Tag me on Instagram too, I’d love to see what makes you happy!

http://100happydays.com/

Enjoy xx

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16 Comments

  • Reply Vikas Acharya

    thanks for sharing 🙂 you are awesome

    29/10/2015 at 12:08 PM
    • Reply BLM

      Thank you Vikas, enjoy! Xx

      29/10/2015 at 12:13 PM
  • Reply nrc

    Really needed to read this tonight. Might be able to actually let go and sleep now. Xx

    30/10/2015 at 12:35 PM
    • Reply BLM

      You have to or you’ll go insane. Other people’s thoughts and mindset aren’t your burden xx

      30/10/2015 at 1:27 PM
  • Reply Shernell Cooke

    Life gets really tough and it’s really great that you wrote down the good stuff to keep a reminder.

    01/03/2016 at 11:30 PM
    • Reply Black & White Insider

      You’re right Shernell, It can get tough! There is so much good in the world and I try to remember that often – 100 Days Happy helps! 🙂

      02/03/2016 at 1:00 PM
  • Reply Marette @ Floradise

    The 100 Happy Days campaign is such a worthwhile goal. I would love to see how it impacts your life afterward!

    02/03/2016 at 1:27 AM
    • Reply Black & White Insider

      Thanks Marette! I’ll be doing a blog post soon as I’m nearly at 50 days! It’s all about be constant in reviewing the good points 🙂 thanks for the comment and connecting!

      02/03/2016 at 1:05 PM
  • Reply Kiara Catanzaro

    I love this idea simply because I think having a positive mindset is more and more hard to come by! Cheers to positive living!

    02/03/2016 at 2:56 AM
    • Reply Black & White Insider

      It really is hard to come by, but I think I’m blessed with enough people around me who are really positive and keep me on track, but it’s still good to reflect on ourselves and we all deserve a great life and to be happy. Cheers!

      02/03/2016 at 1:09 PM
  • Reply Erica @ Coming up Roses

    Preach to positivity. I’ve seen 100 happy days too, and everyone I know who has tried it has ended up feeling so much more uplifted and inspired by the end!

    Coming Up Roses

    02/03/2016 at 3:11 AM
    • Reply Black & White Insider

      This is the second time I’ve done it and it definitely makes you think about what to be happy about! Try it out 🙂

      02/03/2016 at 1:13 PM
  • Reply Kristin

    I love the idea of 100 Days of Happy! I should jump on it. I’ve seen a few people do it and maybe that will get me going more!

    02/03/2016 at 5:26 AM
    • Reply Black & White Insider

      Your deserve it! Try it out and write about it. It really does encourage you to be more aware on what makes you happy – it’s the little things in life. Let me know if you do try it out! 🙂

      02/03/2016 at 1:17 PM
  • Reply Erin @ A Welder's Wife

    I think I’m going to join you! I need some happy in my life!

    03/03/2016 at 1:48 AM
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