Sunday, 31 May 2015

30 Day Happiness Challenge !

I personally believe that happiness is very important for a persons well being ( hence the positivity blog ) I also believe that happiness and kindness go hand in hand . Not just kindness to others but to yourself ... but also others because you wouldn't believe what a lovely feeling it is to make a random stranger smile :)

" If your compassion doesn't include yourself it's incomplete"

So I thought I'd put together a months worth of simple little challenges to see if they can make you, me and any strangers who get affected by some of the challenges, HAPPIER :) Wouldn't that be lovely ? 

Day One : Leave a hopeful note somewhere ( If you don't know what they are click here )

Day Two : Make a list of three things you like about your body

Day Three : Compliment a friend

Day Four : Treat yourself ! Let yourself have an extra scoop of that chocolate ice cream, or get yourself a new book , whatever you fancy, you deserve it because you're awesome :)

Day Five : Start a notebook where you write one good thing that happens everyday , no matter how rubbish the day, you have to find something .

Day Six: Make a list of five things you're grateful for

Day Seven : Have an early night, just turn your phone off an get some rest

Day Eight : Make a list of four positive words your friends would use to describe you

Day Nine : Make a commitment to accept all positive compliments ( It's not arrogant if anything it's way more polite than disregarding someone's positive opinion of you )

Day Ten : Make time for breakfast ... How about Nutella on toast, YUMMY !

Day Eleven : Find three positive quotes that you like

Day Twelve : Think extra carefully before you speak .

" If you propose to speak, always ask yourself. Is it true, is it necessary, is it kind ? "
- Buddha 

Day Thirteen: Make a list of three things you like about your personality

Day Fourteen : Have a little bit of "me time " . Why not just snuggle up with a good book or have a duvet day ? As long as you're happy :)

Day Fifteen : Woo ! You're halfway there ! Celebrate by buying some new clothes that make you feel good or a new accessory .

Day Sixteen : Make a list of five things that you're grateful for

Day Seventeen : Write a positive letter and leave it somewhere random for a stranger to find !

Day Eighteen : Let someone you love.. well, know that you love them ! You'd be suprised at how much your mum or best friend or even that boy who you keep staring at in class needs to know :)

Day Nineteen : Let you know that you're loved ! Take a few minutes to think about all the people who care about you

Day Twenty : Find three more positive quotes

Day Twenty-one : Leave some money in the change part of a sweet vending machine

Day Twenty-two : Tell who-ever serves you at the shops or in a cafe to have a nice day

Day Twenty-three : Get some fresh air  ! Go for a quiet walk and clear your mind

Day Twenty-four : Make a list of five more things you're grateful for

Day Twenty-five : Make a list of one thing in each month for the rest of the year, to look forward to

Day Twenty-six : Tell someone that you like there outfit

Day Twenty-seven: Make a list of five things you're good at

Day Twenty-eight : Leave another hopeful note

Day Twenty-nine : Compliment a stranger ( The person next to you on the bus, the person who serves you at the till, whoever's behind you in the que , ANYONE )

Day Thirty : Write up all the lists, quotes and stick pictures of any hopeful notes you left in a notebook to look back on when you're feeling down !

I really hope this helps add a little extra sunshine to your month :) if you try it out then let me know what you put on your hopeful notes, in the comments !

Stay Strong <3 Stay Smiley :)
Love, Marianne xxx


  1. This is such a lovely challenge! I definitely want to give it a go!

    The Velvet Black // UK Style & Beauty Blog

    1. aww thank you ! I'm glad you like it :)

      love Marianne xxx

  2. This is such a lovely idea- I've printed them out and stuck them on my board to remind me to do them every day! (although, I'll have to start on Thursday instead because I'm not leaving the house tomorrow so there'll be no one to read my hopeful note! ^.^) My message for it is going to be a Disney quote, probably something like "Adventure is out there" or "All you need is faith, trust and a little bit of pixie dust" <3

    Have a wonderful day,

    1. Thank you ! That's really made me smile :) Yes ! Disney quotes are the way forwards you should definitely use one of them <3

      Love Marianne xxx

  3. I really like your quote about compassion. I want it cross-stitched and framed on my wall. =)
    I sometimes leave nice notes in library books and have random hug times with my sister, which never fail to turn on our happy-meters. And I think I'll try some of your challenges (I'm sure, that I'll never remember to follow through every day, but I'll try))).

    1. aww I have it written up on my wall ! I bet it would look really nice cross stitched I don't have that sort of patience so if you do have some points because that's awesome :) That's a really lovely things to do , I sometimes do that but leave them in the self help books in shops <3 I know the feeling of a good hug with your sister, mine lives in Germany at the minute but whenever we pick her up for the airport it always cheers me up :)

      I'm glad you have some lovely things in your life

      lots of love, Marianne xxx

  4. Great challenge, just reading this is making me smile. x

    1. Aww Thank you it means a lot :) You desserve to smile because I'm certain you're a wonderful and beautiful person just from reading the great writing on your blog <3

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

  5. This list is amazing Marianne! I'm going to bookmark it and give it a go. Thank you! Smile you are beautiful! :)

    1. That's great ! It honestly makes me so so happy to hear that :) Goodluck !

      Lots of Love Marianne xxx

  6. I love this idea! Sometimes it can be hard to stay positive ALL the time, but this challenge is a great idea to start having a more positive outlook on everything


    1. Aww Thank you :) I completely agree but I think it's a really important element to have in your life !

      Lots of Love, Marianne xxx

  7. Going to try this, starting tomorrow (but I won't beat myself up if I miss a day because giving it my best shot is what's important - note to self) :)

    1. Aw yeah that's a good approach to have :) I really need to apply that more to how I do things <3

      Lots of love, Marianne xxx

  8. A great and inspiring post. Nice ideas :)

    1. Thank you ! I'm glad you liked it :)

      lots of love, Marianne xxx