Friday, July 4, 2014

100 Happy Days

Remember 100 days ago? Well on July 1st I completed my #100HappyDays challenge! I already shared the things that made me happy on my Halfway Through post, and you can see many more pictured here, so this time i figured i'd share my thoughts on the challenge itself:

One hundred days: that sounds like a lot right? Well honestly i feel like it was only yesterday I started the challenge. Time flies people, like seriously way too quickly! I can't remember where (i think it was in a podcast) but I heard someone say that it wasn't the amount of money we had that made us rich but Time and what we did with it. SO TRUE. I'm really trying to get better at this. I sleep too much, and I watch a lot of TV shows. And more than often, suddenly it's 6pm and i don't feel like i did much in the day? Which might explain why I am most productive between 7pm and 11pm, it's the guilt! My new challenge for the summer will be to TAKE CONTROL OF MY TIME. Can you tell I love challenges?

Time is the only true currency you have. Stop spending it on things you don’t need.

Everyday little joys: they're not that hard to find! There are many statistics on Happiness all over the world. According to some, only 23% of the french population considered themselves to be "very happy" (38% in the UK). I think mostly we try a lot harder to remember and complain about the bad days than the good one. And this is what this challenge was a lot about to me: discovering than being happy is not that hard. What about you? Do you think you're very happy? or could be?

Capture. Record. And remember: Taking all these photos was so much fun. And looking at all of them now? Even better! There are so many ways to record the days and the little details: taking photos, writing in a diary. You can even buy "Happiness Journal" on Amazon and co. And at the end of the day, having those memories make everything so much more real, especially on the not so good days. I have already printed some of these photos and included them in my 52 weeks of art journaling album, but i think i might do another smaller one with just those photos. You can never have too many mini albums right?


  1. This is such a cool project! I would love to hear more about your process... What did you use? Phone only? How did you remember each day, did you really take one photo a day or did you take multiple and then chose one at the end for each day? Did you use any special app for this project?Etc etc... I would love the hear the details! :)

    1. yes for me it was an iphone + instagram project, i just find it easier to capture the little things with my iphone rather than the DSLR. On regular days i would just take photos of the stuff that i did/saw/ate and by the evening i would pick one (the happiest moment) and instagram it with the #100HappyDays hashtag. On not so good days i would try and look around and capture something that made me happy (like a knitting in progress...). Hope that answers all your questions!

    2. Yes, i appreciate you taking the time to answer me :) i am still very attracted by this idea and project so any input helps!

  2. I've loved seeing your photos for this challenge Léa! It's such a great idea, and definitely makes you focus on the positive things. It reminds me of a quote I saw somewhere recently - 'Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day'. Thanks for sharing! X

  3. YAY! Love that you finished! I will be finishing the challenge this Saturday, it was so much fun! :)