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When we think about our health, usually the first thing that comes to mind is eating well and exercising regularly. Youth Advisory Council often posts about the importance of leading an active lifestyle as a part of reducing your risk of breast cancer, but we sometimes forget about another equally important part of maintaining our health and well being. The #100HappyDays challenge reminded us that that it’s time to bring to light that one thing that so many of us forget to do everyday – just being happy.
It seems that we are constantly trying to balance our busy schedules with the ever increasing responsibilities in our daily lives. In attempt to maintain this balance we often end up putting ourselves last and forgetting to take the time care for our mental health. Just like eating unhealthy and being inactive, harboring stress and anxiety can negatively affect your health and wellness. We already know that finding 30 minutes a day to devote to physical activity will help us reduce our risk of breast cancer, but we also know that everyone needs to find time everyday to release stress and just be happy.
#100HappyDays makes it easy to find a little time for happiness. The challenge asks you to find one thing, everyday for 100 days, that makes you happy. All you have to do is register for the challenge and post one picture a day to your favorite social media platform with the hashtag #100HappyDays. If social media isn’t your thing, you can still participate in the challenge by submitting your pictures right to firstname.lastname@example.org. Challenge yourself to be happy everyday and watch yourself reap benefits – such as: noticing what makes you happy every day; being in a better mood every day; realizing how lucky you are to have the life you have; and becoming more optimistic.
Check out the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation – Prairies/NWT on Twitter (@CBCF_PNWT) to see our #100HappyDays pictures. Share your #100HappyDays pictures with us by tagging @CBCF_PNWT in your tweets!