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.
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
I confess: I’m notorious for not following my own self-care advice. So I doomscrolled a wee bit today and now I’m a wee bit depressed by the news, which is (as we all know) sad sad sad sad. Which has left me wondering if there’s any good news out there? So I found some good news in the form of a dog surviving in the woods and while many people find solace in this kind of story, my brain zeroes in on the fact that dog needed to survive in the first place.
Not helpful, brain. Whose side are you even on? I’m your house; remember that.
Yes, I have a point. Namely, today’s writing prompt.
Write the good news story you most want to read right now.
Share in the comments if you’d like. But even if you choose not (and that’s okay, no pressure), I hope you feel better. I’m going to go pet my cat because I know she doesn’t need saving. Even if she’d like to dispute that sometimes.
Um…yeah…. it’s been a while. Too long. Because life, you know? Life happens. And a lot of life has happened since I stepped away from my blog. A few weeks ago, something happened (and is still happening) to me that has shown me how much I need to write just for the fun of it. I’ve been writing in journals; nothing I’ll share online, but I’ve still been writing.
Now it’s time to get my online writing groove back. If you need to write, too, I hope this writing prompt helps.
Why is your neighbor planting a tree in his backyard at midnight?
Share your result below. Or keep it in your journal.
P.S. I actually have a neighbor who works on his backyard garden at all hours; literally. He’s a very nice person.
Hello and welcome back to Writing Prompt Friday. Hey…wow…is it August already? When did that happen? Oooops. Looking back over the years I’ve been blogging here on Rubber Ducky Copywriter, I wish I wish I could say this is the first time that time got away from me. Hopefully, you’re doing well and staying safe and finding the right indoor/outdoor balance for you these days. Personally, I’m going feral. My social skills are questionable, but my personal hygiene skills are sharp as ever, much to the appreciation of my husband and cat. In case you haven’t noticed, this is where I ramble on until my caffeine kicks in because I’ve been waking up at 3:00 a.m. for the past several days and have given up all hope of ever getting a good night’s sleep, ever.
Yup, waiting on that sweet, sweet caffeine.
So, headlines these days are scary. For this week’s prompt, here’s one that begs (please please please please please) you to write the story for it.
Breaking News: Mermaid Caught in Fishing Net Refuses to Give Fishermen Any Slack
Stay safe, stay healthy.
P.S. If you notice changes to this post it’s because I keep having to edit and fix my mistakes. Because I need more caffeine. Good times. On to Cup #3.
P.P.S. It occurs to me that someone may think the above headline was pulled from real headlines. It wasn’t. I made it up. Not sure why I should clarify this since mermaids don’t exist, but I’d rather be honest than assume y’all know what I mean.
P.P.P.S. I just realized the Featured Image and the image at the top of the post don’t match. Am too lazy to change either. Enjoy this double-ducky day. 🙂
Hello, and welcome back. Yes, it’s been a while. Sorry ’bout that. Feeling rather overwhelmed to do too much outside of immediate needs. I’m sure you know what I mean. But I want to keep this up in case anything here prompts you to write something you love or that helps you find meaning or even take a timeout from reality and find some happy. Writing for the sake of writing is fun.
So, in that spirit, let’s move to a few writing prompts (because catching up is catching up… so the lolcat stops judging me).
Pick a prompt, any prompt.
Write the life story of a bookmark.
“There can be only _________.”
Start with “This twilight, the sun decided to linger a little longer.” End with “And the world went to sleep.“
Write a 500-word story in which you use the phrase “My left sock ran away” six times.
“Feel how I feel, think how I think, just don’t _________.”
As always, feel free to share your writing in the comments. Stay safe. Stay healthy.