We are used to settling for what we consider to be safe and acceptable, but by doing that, we are sacrificing our own happiness, and there is no reason for that. The only difference between the person who seems happy, like they don’t have a worry in the world, and the person who is unhappy, like they are carrying the weight of the world on their shoulders, is in the choices they make every day.
If those choices are made regularly, they become habits that dictate our experiences and the results we are trying to achieve. So it’s best to get rid of those habits and start new ones that will make you happy.
Firstly, you should identify where this unhappiness is coming from and what aspects of your life you are not happy with. Because it’s time to change things, turn over a new leaf, start over and leave what is behind you without ever looking back.
If you are not happy where you are, move.
Maybe your home is full of negative energy, or the city you are living in is just not for you. Whatever it is, remember that unlike trees, you don’t have roots, and you can always pack up your things and go.
Maybe changing your environment will do wonders for the way you feel, and the new beginning will allow you to have a fresh start with everything. Being able to move to a new environment gives you the opportunity to have a clean slate with the people around you and meet new friends as well.
If you are not happy where you work, quit.
No one says you should be doing the same old job until you retire. Why not expand your knowledge and grow skills in what interests you so you could find a job that would make you happy? Trust me, it’s possible for you to wake up happy because of the fact that you have to go to work if you truly love what you do.
And surely there is something that you would love to do for a living. All you have to do is make a decision that you aren’t going to settle for anything else and try hard to get what you want. It might take some time, but once you find that perfect job that will make you happy, you will finally be happy.
If you don’t like the people who surround you, make new friends.
Leave everyone who is not influencing you positively and is making you unhappy. There are amazing people out there, and with the Internet and social media, it’s easier than ever to meet new people.
You might find great friends who you didn’t know existed. And the negative people in your life need to go because you want to be surrounded only by positive energy and the people who make you feel good. Never settle for mediocrity, and don’t stay surrounded by people who are not influencing you positively.
If you are not happy with your relationship, end it.
Ending a relationship is hard, but maybe there is the perfect person for you out there, and you don’t want to keep them waiting just because you can’t finally admit when something is over. Your partner is the most important person in your life, and the biggest part of your life, so don’t give such a big place in your heart to someone who doesn’t deserve it and can’t appreciate you.
You probably had some great times together, but those times have passed, and now you are just torturing yourself by trying to drink out of a broken cup; you have probably tried fixing it, but no matter how hard you try to glue it back together, it will still have those annoying leaks, which will make it impossible to use anymore. So it’s time to throw that cup away and go get yourself a new one because it might be even better than you could have imagined.
If you are not happy with the path you are on, take any turn.
Whichever path you are on right now, if it’s not making you happy, it’s time to take any turn possible and stop wasting precious time. It doesn’t matter whether it’s your career path or college course, if it’s not making you happy, and you see that you are going to end up in an office chair with a lot of work you don’t like doing or don’t even know how to do, remember that you can always change your path and choose a different direction which will be better for you.
So what if you have spent years on this one? Do you want to spend even more just to stay unhappy and miserable? It’s never too late to change your mind, and people aren’t statues who never change. You are not going to lose yourself if you take a turn into the unknown. In fact, you are just going to give yourself an opportunity to be happy, and you deserve that.
If you are not happy with your views on life, change them.
As I said before, people aren’t statues who never change and just stand for one thing their entire life. People change, and so can their views on life. So if the real problem is, in fact, in the way you see things, work on yourself, and change your views on life. Maybe you have been so focused on everything that’s bad that you forgot how to notice the beautiful things in your life and how life can be amazing.
All you need is a little light in your life, so you can finally see how great it could be. Have you stopped believing in love, freedom, or the fact that hard work pays off? Why have such a negative point of view? What is it getting you except misery? The way you think is the way you live, and your life is shaped by your thoughts, so make sure that you are thinking positive thoughts, and you will see how things will change for the better.