Back in September, when I was super stressed and anxious about a lot of things, I remembered an old social media photo challenge. It’s called “Project 365”, where you post a photo a day for a year. People still do it today, though it doesn’t seem to pop up as often as it used to.

When last I tried it, I found some much-needed perspective on the life I was living at the time. Sometimes you can’t see the forest for the trees, and it takes something big (like 365 photos) to finally bring the landscape into focus. I saw the traps I kept falling into. I discovered what was making me unhappy, and from there, I could make changes.

A 3x3 Instagram grid of miscellaneous photos
Follow my Project 365 on Instagram.

I’m on Day 68 now and it’s been great so far. I feel connected to my surroundings and a sense of ownership over my choices and activities, though if you’d asked me before if I felt disconnected, I probably would have said no. Maybe it’s a case of not realising what we’re missing until we find it.

Just under 300 days to go. I wonder what else will come up along the way.

If you’ve ever done a 365, I’d love to hear about it. How did you find it? What did you get out of it? How did you feel by the end? Leave a comment or send me an email if you feel like sharing!