Updated: 3 days ago
Have you ever stopped to think about where your source of happiness comes from? Many seek happiness in today's uncertain and unstable times but often look for it outside themselves. We tend to find joy in superficial things like vacations, nights out with friends, shopping, food, and alcohol. Just scrolling through social media can instantly make us feel like we're missing out on something important.
However, it doesn't have to be like that. These are fleeting and temporary moments; you shouldn't rely solely on them for joy and fulfillment.
Wouldn't it be great to find fun and happiness in these things but not have them be the basis of your joy or an escape from life?
The pleasure you find in these things is often temporary, and you can't provide long-lasting happiness. When you're unhappy, your mind searches for a quick fix. Still, you must understand that your sadness is how you view the situation through your experiences, feelings, and thoughts. Your thoughts often turn into solid ideas that lead to fear-filled facts that aren't valid.
True happiness comes from within ourselves.
When was the last time you asked yourself what makes you happy?
What do you like about yourself?
What do you want to be doing, feeling, and having in your life?
Reflection is critical to discovering those unique gifts and goals we have for ourselves.
If you fail to do this, you chase happiness for a long time. You become codependent on external sources to bring you joy and look for happiness everywhere except within yourself.
For over 30 years, I was afraid of missing out, but I was missing out on falling in love with myself, figuring out who I was, and spending time with those who cared. All that time I spent out with others instead of at home with family or friends who cared are memories I can't get back, and guess what? I no longer talk to those people.
To find true and lasting happiness, we must care for ourselves, love ourselves, and discover ourselves and what we want. We must explore our inner selves to find out our needs and desires. Sign up for a mini confidence session to learn how to go inwards to find your happiness and develop self-love with me.