Welcome to Day 100 of my #100DaysofBulletJournalIdeas Project!
Idea 100: Create your own 100 day project
Create your own 100 day project
Here we are with the final idea in this series! Ever since the first day, I always knew that the final idea in this series would be a continuation of it in a way by encouraging you to create your own 100 day project.
Creating your own 100 day project can be a great exercise if you want to see if you can do it, like I did among other reasons, or to improve your skills in some way like my pal Rosanna did with her 100 days of sketchnotes. I was majorly impressed with her, I felt like we were doing the project together and I looked forward to seeing her daily sketchnote for the last 100 days. :)
I have to admit that doing a 100 day project of any kind is challenging. There were a lot of moving parts in my particular project and I quickly realized that the system I had needed to be simplified further. I had trouble keeping up with every part that I wanted to do and ended up paring down to a somewhat manageable level. Done is better than perfect, and this project is not perfect by any means. There is quite a bit I'm planning on going back to update and refine. Even though the 100 days are over, I feel in a way they've only just begun.
I'm really excited about it and I'm really proud of myself for sticking through with it and showing up day in and day out. Some days were especially hard due to other things happening in my life. Sometimes I felt really excited and happy and others I had to remind myself of why I was doing the project and I persevered because I knew that I would be really upset with myself the next day if I didn't publish my daily article/idea. There was a huge range of emotion. It was important to me to prove to myself that I could do it, and I did! Here's the proof :)
The thing that stood out to me the most was the resilience of my mind to focus when I needed it to. Despite the challenges and struggles I felt like I was going through some days, I could remind myself of what was most important to me and use that to sit down and crank out the words.
The experience helped remind me of my early days of blogging, and even before it, when I would wake up incredibly eager to work on the project of the day with a fresh zeal for life.
It helped me reconnect with what I love about sharing ideas and made me more aware of what doesn't work and what I need to improve.
It was also very encouraging when you guys would let me know how much you enjoyed the project. My favorite was definitely the conversations we've had through comments and messages. To know that the ideas had an impact on you was everything to me, I'm incredibly grateful. Thank you for appreciating, commenting, and sharing this project.
Tips I recommend on creating your own 100 day project:
1. Consider all the moving parts that your project will require.
Consider what your project will be, what its driving purpose is, and how you'll be sharing your work. Now break down the nitty gritty and list out every step your project requires each day.
2. Systemize it.
Once you've figured out all the components, figure out your workflow and streamline as best as you can. Chunk out time in your schedule to work on it or have a mental time of when you're going to work on it. Create a checklist of the tasks and work off of that if that helps. Create a routine to help you get in the zone. For me, it helped to have the same few steps to get into the mode, which was opening up a draft and plugging in the fresh number and introduction. It's okay if you need to update things later on, but do your best to complete each day's project as best as you can.
3. Be flexible.
Have your system to fall back on, and use it as needed, but feel free to readjust your sails as the days go by. What worked yesterday, may not today. Figure out the relevant parts and consider what each day's idea is asking of you. Be flexible.
4. Remind yourself why you're doing the project.
Why are you doing this project? What excites you about it? Who will you disappoint if you don't complete it? Spoiler alert: by sharing it publicly, you may be disappointing many if you don't complete it, but most importantly you'd be disappointing yourself if you end up not managing to complete it because you will have to live with that so make sure you pick something fun that you know you're going to be excited about working on at least most of the time. Hold on to an emotion and use that to help you push through to complete the project.
5. Have fun!
Make sure to have fun! Do this for you, if others benefit from it as well then that's even better! I'm grateful to have been able to do this as it's been an incredibly rewarding experience working on this project. As an amazing bonus, I'm over the moon about Ryder giving me a wonderfully kind shout-out on the latest Goulet Guests interview with Brian, it's incredibly affirming of my efforts. :)
If you've found this project helpful or enjoyable, I just want to say thank you for experiencing this project with me. I hope this inspires you to create your own 100 day project. :)
I consider the project dynamic, so make sure to revisit the posts as I work on updating them and stay tuned for more articles and ideas in the future! Make sure to sign up to the Sunny Newsletter to receive updates.
It would mean the world to me if you shared this project with anyone you think would enjoy it.
Thank you for joining me on this adventure!