The man behind the #100HappyDays hashtag is Dmitry Golubnichy, who openly admits that 71% of people who took on the 100-day commitment have failed “simply because people did not have time to become happy.” Is that it, though? Or is it that the happiness campaign, as well-intentioned as it is, isn’t leading where people hope that it will?
Research indicates that altruism is one of the most prominent factors for those who report being "happy." Specifically, studies find that acts of kindness (especially spontaneous ones) boost levels of reported happiness in the good-doer. So my suggestion is this: What if we upgrade the #100HappyDays to #100HelpfulDays? Each day for 100 days, commit one act of kindness. One good, selfless deed. Take a picture of it if you can, but record it in some way or fashion that you can look back after the 100 days are over and see what you've accomplished. Let's see where that gets us.