It is time to relaunch the 100 Smile Challenge Blog.
It has been a few years since I have written and posted here, but this blog and those who continue to turn here for ideas to get them through tough times keeps this blog near and dear to my heart.
Identifying my own Smile Igniters when life was over-whelming me helped me identify clear paths back to a smile when I felt even a grin to be almost impossible. Now I know which paths lead back to my joy.
When my heart hurts, emotions are negative, or I’m just down and in need of a pick me up I know there are simple actions I can take that will guide me back to a smile eventually. It is in that knowing that I find my resilience. It is that knowing that brings me back to writing this blog for you.
So today I relaunch with a 100 Smile Challenge of my own.
Post 100 Smile Igniters by JAN 1 on the 100 Smile Challenge Blog.
Post 1+ Smile Igniters per day.
As simply put as possible this is my goal. I may write a few in a day, but my goal is to post at least once to this blog every day.
Enjoy the process and allow myself to be human.
I had some don’ts in this rule… like “don’t let perfectionism stall me”, but did you know when we tell our brain to not do something it immediately thinks of what not to do before turning that negative into the intended positive.
Bring my readers substance based on science.
When possible I intend to base the Smile Igniters in Scientific Research. My purpose on this blog is to translate the Science of Positive Psychology into simple ways to Ignite Your Smile.
This is my CAPP Final Project. CAPP, Certification in Applied Positive Psychology, is an Educational Program that certifies me to be a Positive Psychology Practitioner. As a CAPP Practitioner and Smile Igniting Blogger, I translate the scientific findings of what helps people live a happier life into simple actions. My focus is on Mindset, Mindfulness, Achievement, Vitality, Social Connections, and Play. While doing this I will provide you with tools, assessments, and other resources.
I want to help those who have lost their smile. There are times when “the world” just seems to win and in those times, we may feel we have lost the ability to feel positive emotion and simply smile. My desire for all is to have a list of Smile Igniters that always guide us back to our happier place. Never should we ignore what is, but I want to help you Identify your path back to well-being and flourishing while you deal with any negative emotion.
Finally, I want to develop a life sustaining income from igniting smiles. This blog will include affiliate links, but not too many, I don’t want you to be distracted from flourishing. I will also develop books, journals and courses for sale so you and others you care about have valuable resources that help you flourish as I fulfill my calling as a Smile Igniter.
Creating this challenge for myself has ignited MY smile and I hope it has inspired YOU.
Today’s SIMPLE SMILE IGNITER is to create your own challenge about igniting your smile. For instance, there are just under 100 days to the new year, what could you do with those almost 100 days that will help you clearly identify and mark your path back to smiles when life is challenging you? Perhaps subscribing to this blog and the newsletter could be your first simple smile igniting act.