My 100 Day Project Over 50s Lifestyle

My 100 day project – #Bringmorecolourintoyourlife

October 10, 2021

The last 18 months has been stressful for everyone, coping with life and the COVID pandemic as well as the normal stresses of life. I’ve written about some things happening in my life and felt the need to Press the Pause button in September and then undertaking an October Overhaul to re-evaluate.

A blogging friend, Min Gillespie from Write of the Middle has just completed her 100 day project which showcased her amazing artistic talent. Min had found the concept of the 100 day project on Instagram so I decided to start my own version of a 100 day project which would be based around Bringing More Colour into my Life.

#The100DayProject is a free, global art project.

The idea is simple: choose a creative project, do it every day for 100 days, and share your process online.

My 100 day project – #Bringmorecolourintoyourlife

Life has been difficult but what really lifts my mood is colour. Each day for 100 days, I’m bringing more colour into my life by taking a photo which is colourful – a pop of colour in my day.

Colours and their meanings is a post I wrote back in 2017. Here is an excerpt:

When I started to think about colours I wondered about their meaning.  I found several articles about the subject of Colour Psychology .  The meaning of colours and also how Colour Psychology can be used in marketing and branding. Read the full post here….

I started the #Bringmorecolourintoyourlife on Saturday 9th October, 2021 and will finish on 16th January, 2022 ( I think that is 100 days). Each week on the blog I will share my week of colour with you.

Join me for 1 day or 100 days

I will be posting on Instagram, my Women Living Well After 50 Facebook page as well as my Women Living Well After 50 Facebook Community.

My goal is to bring joy through a daily pop of colour not only to my life but to yours as well.

I’d love you to join me and share your pops of colour with me through your social media, using the hashtag #Bringmorecolourintoyourlife and don’t forget to tag me @WomenLivingWellAfter50. If you blog and would like to participate, you can leave a link to your post in the comments section of the weekly #Bringmorecolourintoyourlife post. I will post to the blog each Sunday.

Will you join me? We all need some colour in our life, don’t we?

Day 1/100

I’ll start off with my Day 1 which was a photo of one of the sunniest, joyful flowers you will find – The Sunflower. Sunflowers make me smile and feel happy.

Sunflower = happiness

Join me daily on my socials or a weekly wrap of colour here on the blog.

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  • Reply Christine October 10, 2021 at 14:54

    Hi Sue, I love this project of bringing more Colour into our life. As you know I love colour! So will join in, I may not make it each day, but will certainly try!
    Christine x

    • Reply Sue Loncaric October 11, 2021 at 04:41

      Thanks Chris, I look forward to seeing your pops of colour when you can. x

  • Reply Debbie Harris October 10, 2021 at 19:25

    Great idea Sue! I love bright colourful things so I’ll try to join in with you from time to time.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric October 11, 2021 at 04:40

      Hi Deb I thought of you when I was writing the post as I know how much you love colour. x

  • Reply suzanne October 11, 2021 at 06:25

    Sue, sunflowers do bring smiles of joy. I will look forward to your posts.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric October 11, 2021 at 17:11

      Thanks Suzanne, they are one of my favourite flowers. x

  • Reply Lydia C. Lee October 11, 2021 at 06:26

    I like this idea. Won’t do the 100 days but will tag when colour focused. Tho today is grey and it’s rain all week, apparently 🙁

    • Reply Sue Loncaric October 11, 2021 at 17:12

      Thanks Lydia and I will be on the look out for when you do post. If it is grey and rainy then I hope my colours will brighten your day. x

  • Reply Natalie October 11, 2021 at 07:49

    Hi Sue, Excellent idea and beautiful sunflower image. I love colours and will join in with you when I have colours to share. #lifethisweek

    • Reply Sue Loncaric October 11, 2021 at 17:12

      Thanks Natalie, I look forward to seeing your images full of colour x

  • Reply Min @ Write of the Middle October 11, 2021 at 09:09

    Hi Sue, so great to see you embrace The 100 Day Project in your way! Bringing more colour into your life is a great idea. I look forward to seeing all your photos! The Christmas period will be especially fun. Enjoy! xo

    • Reply Sue Loncaric October 11, 2021 at 17:14

      I was so impressed and inspired by your challenge Min. Although I can’t draw, I thought colourful photos might be uplifting. Christmas will certainly bring colour and hopefully joy for everyone after another difficult year x

  • Reply Leanne | October 11, 2021 at 10:22

    Hi Sue – I’ll be enjoying your posts on FB like I enjoyed Min’s. It must be a good sign that you’re ready to accelerate again if you’re tackling such a big challenge. Pretty colours are always so uplifting.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric October 11, 2021 at 17:10

      Hi Leanne, it really isn’t a big challenge just taking a photo a day of colour and I do have some already from previous ones. I just feel, like you, that colour is so uplifting and I think we all need a bit of that at the moment.

  • Reply Toni Pike October 11, 2021 at 10:58

    Hi Sue, What a lovely and creative project. I can join you on this, because I already do something similar – when I do my daily walks, nearly every day I take a photo of a gorgeous flower or something nice that I see, and often post it in my Instagram Story, and occasionally FB. Toni x

    • Reply Sue Loncaric October 11, 2021 at 17:09

      Yes I’ve really enjoyed your posts of Floriade, Toni. Your photos are spectacular x

  • Reply Kalpana October 11, 2021 at 15:14

    This is a lovely idea Sue! Thanks for the photo of the Sunflower. I need to think about whether I have the time right now to do this. don’t want to take on too many things at once.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric October 11, 2021 at 17:08

      Thanks Kalpana I needed to brighten up my life so why not share colour with others as well. I hope you enjoy my offerings. x

  • Reply Joanne Tracey October 11, 2021 at 16:23

    We can all do with some more colour in our lives so this is a fabulous initiative. I look forward to welcoming in more colour via your socials.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric October 11, 2021 at 17:07

      Thanks Jo, I think I’ve bitten off more than I can chew but I really think that there is always beautiful colour that we can share.

  • Reply Cathy October 11, 2021 at 18:08

    Isn’t that a really ‘sunny looking sunflower’ Sue – If you look carefully you notice it’s not just yellow but many shades of yellow. I need a little ‘idea’ like this to encourage me to do something different so I’ll try to join in when I can.
    Take care
    Cathy #lifethisweek

    • Reply Sue Loncaric October 19, 2021 at 18:05

      It is a ‘sunny looking sunflower’ Cathy and it is real! I’d love to have you join in when you can. As you see it is over 100 days so you will have plenty of opportunity. xx

  • Reply Terri Webster Schrandt October 12, 2021 at 02:44

    Sue, this is so wonderfully inspiring! I, too, love color and the meaning behind the hues. I’ve done personality assessments using “True Colors” using four colors to identify temperament. That is a gorgeous sunflower–I LOVE yellow, such a mood-lifter. If you are looking for color inspiration, I’m hosting orange for Sunday Stills the rest of this week if you’d like to connect. Also, when I read this, I felt it made sense to include this in my post for Oct 17 where I’m featuring the color pink as it relates to Breast Cancer awareness month. Best wishes on your 100 days of color project.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric October 19, 2021 at 18:10

      Thank you Terri, I actually thought of Sunday Stills and you when I was thinking about the colour project. The ‘True Colours’ assessments sound interesting I’ve not heard of them before. Thanks for featuring Breast Cancer awareness month. My Mum died from Breast Cancer 36 years ago so it is a cause dear to my heart. xx

  • Reply Retirement Reflections October 12, 2021 at 09:20

    What an awesome project, Sue. I look forward to following your posts and photos.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric October 19, 2021 at 18:12

      Thanks Donna, I’ve been enjoying your Hike Canada photos. xx

  • Reply Christine Aldred October 13, 2021 at 07:40

    I think I’m sort of doing that already. I love colour and pretty things and photos and I’m been posting floral pretties everyday during lockdown. Sometimes white or pale pink so not necessarily bright colour, but pretty nonetheless. Enjoy your colour explorations.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric October 19, 2021 at 18:18

      Yes I love your photography Christine. I just needed to bring some colour into my day whilst life is a little gloomy. Any colour is pretty isn’t it?

  • Reply Denyse October 13, 2021 at 18:40

    I applaud your new project. Colour is my fave of all things…in all ways. Love being dressed colourfully, finding colour in nature and using my art with lots of colour. When I am posting on IG I will tag you when I share something that is in keeping with this `100 day challenge.

    Thank you for linking up for #LifeThisWeek. Your post is a welcomed contribution to the community. Next week, the optional prompt is Self Care Stories. Instead, for me, I am doing a Wrap Part One of Women of Courage stories. I hope to see you next week too. Denyse.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric October 19, 2021 at 18:20

      Hi Denyse, I just need colour in my day at the moment so why not do a challenge? Hope I don’t regret it, but how can you not feel happy with colour in your life? x

  • Reply Leslie Susan Clingan October 27, 2021 at 01:42

    What a way to empower yourself and get the day started out on the right foot…with a bold bit of color. I have often marveled at that popularity of monochromatic looks, decor. They always looks very neat and put together and polished but give me all the color!! I am much happier in a space buzzing with color than in a space that is washed out and drab.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric October 28, 2021 at 05:58

      My home is white but then we have added lots of colour with artwork, rugs, cushions etc. I like the calming affect of the clean lines but a pop of colour lifts the spirits. I am enjoying finding pops of colour in every day items. There is so much colour in our world that we don’t notice and it is great to discover colour and fun. x

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