Happiness. One of the best feelings you can ever experience in life. It’s comes in many ways, shapes and sizes. It can be from the simplest of experiences to something grand. It seems like such an easy concept that anyone can understand and enjoy. However, If happiness is so easy to obtain, then why do so many people say they’re unhappy?
There was a point in my life where I felt unhappy all of the time. I was sad, anxious, and felt like I couldn’t function in society. I put everything I wanted to do on hold because I didn’t have the energy or drive to do anything. I finally hit a wall when I realized I almost let all of my hopes and dreams slip away. It was then I knew I needed to get myself together, or I was going to miss out on great, possibly life-changing opportunities.
How did I find happiness in a world I thought was filled with too much darkness and sadness? I started with little things. I started keeping a journal and writing down what made me happy. It was eye-opening to see at first how short my list was. Looking back, I can see how low I was at this stage in my life. When I made my lists, I would then pick one of the items and do it for 15 minutes to an hour depending on what it was. After some time I noticed that my happiness lists were getting longer, and I was experiencing moments of happiness every day.
It’s not easy to get yourself out of a sadness slump. However, it will only last as long as you let it. The only person who can snap yourself out of it is yourself. If you’re stuck and don’t know how to get out of it, try journaling or finding a happiness or self-care challenge. There are plenty out there to help you find your happiness.
I hope this post inspires you to find and maintain your happiness, as everyone deserves to be happy.