Project 365

21 May

Since 1 January 2014, I have been aiming to take one picture a day on my iPhone and uploading them to social media. A colleague that I used to work with did this last year and I decided it would be a good idea to try it myself.

New Year’s Resolutions last, on average about 2 weeks at the most, but I am pleased to say that I am still going strong with this one! Yes, 140 days in and I am still going strong.

I read somewhere recently that in order to create a new habit you only have to do it for 30 days before it becomes part of your routine. This applies to anything that you can imagine.

At first it was difficult and you have to be conscious that you need to take a photo but certainly after 30 days (maybe a bit before) I didn’t have to think about it. By this time it was something that I did rather than something that I had to do, a bit like brushing your teeth.

It also has the added benefit that I have achieved and done a lot more than I would normally because this then avoids the problem of having several photos of my dinner and photos of me sitting on the sofa watching TV in the evening. I want to share with people the interesting things I have done and achieved and not the mundane and boring parts of my life.

Also this project has made me more observant. It makes me look out for interesting and unusual things rather than keeping my head down and trundling along with the monotony of life.

And at the end of year I will have a complete record of everything I have done, seen or achieved. I am already planning to download all the pictures and create a slideshow of my year for 2014.

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