Time for a Challenge


Hi I’m Paul.

I first became aware of the Happynesshub at the beginning of this year when it first launched the 21 Days to Happiness programme. I was full of the promise of committing to follow the course to the letter, EVERY DAY. I was mindful with the meditations, I exerted with the exercises, read all the research and did the homework diligently (I even bought a new notepad, I was that committed).

Spoiler alert: after the first week or so (who am I kidding the first few days) “life” started to take over. I started to be less diligent with the homework (I lost the new notepad) and cherry picked the days I wanted to commit to. At the end of the three weeks I felt a bit of a fraud – I spoke confidently about the benefits I felt I’d gained but wondered deep down what would really have happened if I’d taken it as seriously as I promised myself I would.

So here’s the challenge. Experience the possibility of being happy/happier/happiest for 21 days. Easy right? This time I’m putting it at the forefront of my day, more important than that extra 15 minutes in bed, the trip to the coffee shop and the work emails that are calling to me.

I can’t actually remember the last time I committed to something each day for this amount of time and actually stuck to it. So here goes.

By |2017-01-13T13:52:54+00:00April 10th, 2016|3 Comments

About the Author:

“Hi I’m Paul. I’m currently juggling being an actor and TV Producer from London. I can also juggle. I’ve been dipping into the Happynesshub since it launched this year and now really looking forward to the opportunity to see how it can make a difference on a daily basis. Bring on the 21 days :-)”


  1. Arthur April 11, 2016 at 8:14 pm - Reply

    I think we all feel a bit like this Paul and it’s easy to say what you think people want you to hear – thanks for being so honest!!!!

  2. Maria April 11, 2016 at 8:32 pm - Reply

    Commit Paul commit! Found that gratitude diary ?!

  3. Paul April 12, 2016 at 10:58 am - Reply

    Ha thanks, I’m committing! I’ve even found the original diary- it’s really pleased to be back in action 🙂

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