At first I thought this was going to be a big challenge that would be unachievable for mere mortals, but then I had a closer look and discovered that it was actually a challenge that anyone could achieve.
I really like the way he’s structured each challenge; the goal, the benefits, how you could do it and what he’s going to do to achieve it. He makes it sound so simple!
The challenge should eventually consist of 365 different activities that anyone can do to make their lives a bit happier. I’m really into this type of thing; at the end of each school day I ask my pupils to write down the best thing that’s happened to them during their day and why it’s the best thing. I find that it sends them out in a positive frame of mind. We’ve been focusing a lot more on the positives throughout the day and it’s having a good effect. I sometimes listen to myself and think how airy-fairy I sound but it seems to be working so I’m sticking with it!
I’ve started noticing how people talk to one another so much more since I started doing this at school; I can’t stand going to the supermarket as I have to grit my teeth as I listen to parents nagging their kids and going on about how rubbish they are – perhaps I should stop listening to other people’s conversations, but you get my point! If they perhaps focused on the positives more they wouldn’t have to nag their kids so much, but I digress!
I think it perhaps needs to be approached in moderation so I’ve picked a couple to start off with –
- Day 12 – Just do it and Day 30 – Confidence is the key to a successful life – I’m going to have the confidence to apply for my dream job, start believing I’m in with a chance and stop saying that I’ll never get it! I need to stop procrastinating and go for it.
I’ll let you know how I get on, I’m off to write an application letter!