A few years ago, I posted about 100 Projects to Recenter because life happens and when life happens it’s easy to get stuck in survival mode. A lot of us have been in survival mode these past few years. I have, which makes this a perfect time to revisit this 100 Projects topic.
Let’s be clear: This 100 Projects is not the same as the 100% Project to crowdfund for education. Nor is it in any way related. This version is an idea I got from a friend who got it from a friend when they needed to reclaim the joy they were losing in life. This 100 Projects version is a way to bring balance and joy back into your life. To get back in touch with your spark.
To feel like of version of yourself you recognize and like again. If you’re already balanced and full of joy, this is still a great idea. Also, what is your secret?
How this 100 Projects version works
- Choose a topic that interests you.
- Find 100 unique ways to do that topic.
- Set boundaries so you can’t cheat.
- Lather, rinse, repeat.
For example, my friend tried 100 completely unique tacos. Got her out of the house and out of her rut. She found a lot of places to eat and met a lot of new people by asking for recommendations. Then she had 100 conversations with homeless people. She switches it up; fun then altruistic and back again.
Some 100 projects ideas to get started
- Fill 100 pages of a journal
- Read 100 new books
- Write 100 cards to people you care about
- Write 100 short stories
- Create 100 of your own writing prompts
- Spend 100 days drinking only water
- Eat 100 totally different sandwiches
- Visit 100 new blogs
- Walk 100 miles
- Randomly leave 100 kind notes in books for people to find
- Learn 100 new words
- Try 100 versions of the Solitaire card game
My 100 Projects
I’m working on these now. Feel free to steal ideas.
- Write 100 short stories
- Cook 100 healthy recipes
- Take 100 pictures of pretty flowers
- Watch 100 old movies from the 50s and earlier
- Read 100 books
I’ll probably finish watching the movies and taking pictures of flowers this year. The others are going to take me time because I’m going through some challenges that drain my physical and mental energy. And I need to make sure I have enough in the proverbial tank to keep my day job, too.
Do as many as you want at the same time. Or do one project at a time. Fit your projects into your daily schedule or take a week off for knock one out. Set time limits—or not. Just make them something that you really want to do.
Know what? If you’re not up to 100, do 50. Set your own number. Totally up to you.
Have ideas? Share in the comments below.
Stay safe, Ducky