I find it really sad when I see people basing their sole happiness on others. How can you be truly happy if you can’t make yourself happy? Figuring out exactly what makes you happy can sometimes be pretty challenging because you ultimately need to fully understand yourself in order to know what you need. I feel like this topic is important because not only have I been through a time when I needed to reevaluate what makes me happy, but I also see so many others who become sad as a direct response to what others do. It’s easy to get caught up in pleasing people, because in reality we all want to be accepted. [Just because I say we need to put ourselves first, I do not mean be selfish! The world needs both happy AND loving people]
Don’t Be Sorry for Doing What YOU Want
Take 30 Minutes Every Day Just For Yourself
Surround Yourself With What Makes You Happy
- Friends/Family- Are they pessimistic an constantly bring your mood down? Do you feel like you are always being judged for what you do? You do not have to subject yourself to constantly being in a bad mood. Whether it’s removing that toxicity from your life or simply distancing yourself from that environment every once in a while, you need to make that decision. I feel like this one is the hardest to come to terms with because you want to seem accepting of how they are. Or, do you feel a sudden happiness when you are around certain people? Then, if you have already found people that make you happy, so you’re golden!
- Hobbies/Interests- get involved with something that you enjoy and makes you feel good about yourself. Whether you’re in high school, college, or graduated there are so many things to do around your community, just check the paper or Google it!
What makes you happy? Is there anything in your life that is bringing you down but you don’t know how to get rid of it?