#366DaysofPositive creating a happy outlook

If you are anything like me then January is a tough month. The excitement of Christmas is over, the dark nights are no longer twinkly and summer feels like a thousand years away! I always find it hard to stay positive in January and some years have found it easier to just sink in to the slump. This year I decided to do something different and that’s when #366DaysofPositive was born. I would love for you to join me and I will explain why. 

Research has shown that thinking of 3 things each day that you are grateful for can change your outlook on life to that of a happier one. Action for Happiness explains that in tests, people who tried it each night for just one week were happier and less depressed one month, three months and six months later. Something so simple can have a huge impact. 

Each day as well as thinking of three I am choosing one for the positive of the day. I love taking pictures and it’s something that brings me happiness so most of these will be captures of the little or big things in life that happen that make me happy. Some days when I am at work, its wet and cold, it may instead be a memory or a thought that makes me feel happy and I will make an image of these like the one below. I will be posting a lot of them to my Instagram account which has long been my favourite social media account.  

You can join in with this every day or whenever you have something positive to share. Every two weeks I will do a round up of my favourite pictures tagged with the #366DaysofPositive hashtag on my blog and on Instagram to help other readers find you. So please tag your positive photos and focus on the positive. 

If you don’t already follow me on Instagram here is my account. 



  1. January 7, 2016 / 12:55 pm

    Good project! I actually love January but even so love the idea of this!

  2. January 8, 2016 / 7:07 am

    What a great project, I’m doing a photo a day but will definetely be joining in! Thanks for hosting #picknmix xx

  3. January 8, 2016 / 8:35 am

    I love the idea of positive photos. It’s very cool. I may try and join in! 🙂 Angela

  4. January 8, 2016 / 2:26 pm

    Love this idea. I went through a bit of a rough time a couple of years ago which was bought to a head by my Mum dying unexpectedly. I got a bit of support and was taught lots of positive thinking strategies which really transformed how I see the world. Will definitely follow on Instagram. We started our own challenge this month on there too – ours is all about learning to recognise our wild plants x

    • MummyandMonkeys
      January 13, 2016 / 4:51 pm

      I’ve already got some great photos in my own album 🙂 x

  5. January 8, 2016 / 5:10 pm

    Great idea! I will be sure to post some pics on #366daysofpositive : ) I heart insta!

    • MummyandMonkeys
      January 13, 2016 / 4:48 pm

      Oh great, can’t wait to see you photos x

  6. January 8, 2016 / 5:35 pm

    Great idea. I think January is a tough month for most people. Anything to brighten it up is an admirable mission

    • MummyandMonkeys
      January 13, 2016 / 4:47 pm

      Thank you, yeah it can’t just be me that find it a tough month! x

    • MummyandMonkeys
      January 13, 2016 / 4:01 pm

      Please do, I look forward to seeing your pictures x

  7. January 8, 2016 / 10:09 pm

    Looks like some lovely snapshots on IG already using the #366daysofpositive tag. Great idea, can’t wait to follow along and see all the little daily highlights 🙂

    • MummyandMonkeys
      January 13, 2016 / 3:29 pm

      yes there are some lovely shots on there already, it’s going to be hard to chose favourites. x

    • MummyandMonkeys
      January 13, 2016 / 3:29 pm

      Oh great, looking froward to seeing your photo’s x

  8. January 9, 2016 / 4:00 pm

    Lovely idea! I actually love January as it’s my birthday month and this year the month is even more special to me as I am expecting our first baby in 2 weeks. #PicknMix xx

    • MummyandMonkeys
      January 13, 2016 / 3:20 pm

      Aww that really will be a lovely January, good luck x

  9. January 9, 2016 / 7:49 pm

    What a lovely idea. Will be amazing to look back on #picknmix xx

    • MummyandMonkeys
      January 13, 2016 / 3:19 pm

      Thank you yes my album is already looking lovely x

  10. January 9, 2016 / 8:45 pm

    Lovely idea, I’m always keen on positive posts there’s enough misery in the world that I love reading happy things 🙂

    Stevie xx

    • MummyandMonkeys
      January 13, 2016 / 3:19 pm

      Hope to see some of your photo’s hun x

  11. January 10, 2016 / 10:32 am

    This sounds like a fab project. Thanks for hositng x

    • MummyandMonkeys
      January 13, 2016 / 3:12 pm

      Hope to see some of your photos x

  12. January 11, 2016 / 1:50 pm

    What a great idea! I will be joining this soon! x Thanks for hosting.

    • MummyandMonkeys
      January 13, 2016 / 3:10 pm

      Great looking forward to seeing your photos x

  13. January 15, 2016 / 7:44 am

    This is a great idea, I would love to commit to #366 but I’ve tried before and failed although I am doing project 52 instead. Will have to start making a note of my 3 things in my journal. Thanks for hosting #PickNMix

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