In an effort to make it more fun I’ve decided to countdown to the new year by accepting the challenge to be happy for 100 days in a row. Can this be done? We’ll see. Care to join me? Start right now.
100 days to 2015: I choose to be happy… so there, I’m happy. I took a barre class, that was fun.
What is happiness? According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, happiness is defined as (1) a state of well-being and contentment (or joy) and (2) a pleasurable or satisfying experience.
Evolutionary psychologist Nancy Etcoff in her Ted Talk titled Happiness and its surprises explains that “happiness and unhappiness are not endpoints of a single continuum”… and “happiness is not simply the absence of misery.” This is good news, in fact, it’s excellent news. This means that I can be happy for 100 days in a row even if something not so great happens on any one of those days. YAY!
So here’s to choosing happiness every day. In general, I won’t be using the blog for this though. Instead I’ll be sharing pictures and happy thoughts every day via instagram and twitter so I invite you check them out there or better yet… hop on this happy train and countdown the new year one happy day at a time.