I came up with the Sunshine Project last year when I was going through a hectic time and wanted to make sure I was doing what I could do to create joy in my daily life in the midst of tasks and responsibilties. This year’s equivalent project was been the Summer of Intentionality, but with the amount of madness we’ve had around our house in the last month, I thought I’d revisit The Sunshine Project for a week or so. And because I love sharing some of the tools I use here, I thought I’d share The Sunshine Project with you.
Step # 1 Create a list of things you can do easily in your daily life that bring joy or sunshine to your life.
Step # 2 Create a chart like the one below (except your blocks under 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 should be empty).
Step # 3 Each day, log what you did from your sunshine list into the chart. You want to aim for at least 5 Sunshine items a day.
Now, go! But before you go too far, share with me what is on your sunshine list (I might need to crib your sunbeams for my own list!).
|Monday||Dressing Up||Playing with Happy||Speaking in Spanish||Cardio||Listening to a book|
|Tuesday||Playing with Happy||Being with family||Cardio||Enjoying Sunshine||Being with friends|
|Friday||Playing with Happy||Cooking at home|
|Saturday||Being with Friends||Playing with Happy||Being Productive||Pilates||Reading a book|
|Sunday||Going to see a movie||Playing with Happy||Being Productive||Meditation/ Prayer||8 hours of sleep|
8 hours of sleep* Solitude* A walk* Reading a good book* Listening to good music* Sleeping in* Time at the ocean* Yoga* Meditation/Prayer* Fresh food* Cooking at home* Being creative just to be creative* Downsizing* Change of scenery* Hot Tea* Talking to a friend* Being with a Friend* Playing with Happy* Enjoying Sunshine* Doing Cardio* Pilates* Lifting Weights* Watching football* Enjoying A New Challenge* Driving in the countryside* Nap* Dressing Up* Being Kind, Helpful* Being Productive* Time with Someone Special* Gardening* Organizing * Taking photographs* Being in nature* Laughing* Stretching* Massage* Teaching* Celebrating Life* Painting* Writing a Thank You Note* Listening to an audio book* Talking to my parents* Going to see a movie * Being with family