For years, I struggled to be happy. I struggled primarily because I constantly determined my happiness by my situation and where I was in life. My mentality was, “I’ll be happy when…” I’ll be happy when I get this job, finish school, make more money, move to a better house, or fall in love. I didn’t understand that happiness has absolutely NOTHING to do with your circumstances and that is what this post is all about.
Don’t get me wrong, there are times in life that are very stressful and you may feel overwhelmed, tired, or frustrated from your circumstances. However, it is so important to your mental, emotional, and physical well-being to not place your happiness in your circumstances. Your happiness needs to come within. Your happiness should not be based on your relationships, socio-economic status, your looks, or your career. Because the fact of the matter is, everything changes and at times things fall through and don’t work out and you have to rely on your inner being to push you and guide you on your journey. Happiness is a daily choice and should be something that is very special and personal to you. Remember, you mean something to yourself and you owe yourself love and happiness.