Making yourself happy is a life lesson we all have to learn about. It is something that we need to do for ourselves. I didn’t always know this. I thought my happiness had more to do with external factors in my life, but it turns out that making yourself happy is something we do have control over.
1. It’s Your Responsibility
Making yourself happy is something that is your personal responsibility. For a long time, I believed that happiness was dependent upon other things that are going on in your life. And it is, to a degree. But a lot of the basis for your happiness is your decision to be happy or not. Yes, other things can hurt you but happiness is a choice you make daily.
2. No One Knows What You Need like You do
You know yourself better than anyone else on earth. You know how you feel and how you are doing. You know what makes you happy and what makes you feel fulfilled. Therefore, you can make yourself happy by meeting your own needs. We certainly need others in our life but we don’t need to make our happiness dependent upon them.
3. You Care about Yourself More than Others
Let’s be honest here. We all care about ourselves more than other people care about us. And this is true for every single person on the planet. Each person is more in touch with what they need than others are. Because of this, you are best equipped to make yourself happy, just as others are best equipped to make themselves happy.
4. You Know What Makes You Happy
Only you know what makes you feel happy and joyful. Others don’t know that about you. Maybe it makes you happy to be outside and watch the sunset. Maybe it makes you happy to curl up by the fire with a good book. We shouldn’t wait on others to suggest we do the things that make us feel happy. We should just know we are worth that time and effort and go for whatever we need to feel happy.
5. You Only Live Once
You only live once. Why shouldn’t you be happy? Something I have learned is that we have a choice how we spend our time here on earth. Why not choose happiness? Even when you are going through a hard time, there are still things to be happy about.
6. You Will Be a More Pleasant Person
Making yourself happy has a great side effect. You will be a more pleasant person. This benefits you and everyone around you. We all love to be around people that are pleasant. Doing things to make yourself happy has fringe benefits for all those that know you.
7. Finding Your Own Joy is Blissful
Once you learn that you can be happy just because you want to be happy, you realize you have learned one of the secrets of life. Finding your own joy is blissful. Once you realize that you have the power to decide to be happy, you will feel amazing. It is one of the greatest discoveries of your life. It is a total game changer.
There are many reasons you should consider making yourself happy. What are your thoughts on this subject? I look forward to reading your replies.