Happiness is hard in this world that is filled with feelings of: Confusion
So if you’ve read my recent blogs you’ll know that I’m pretty confused about the future. And very conflicted about where my passions and dreams lie- what I want as a job vs what would be deemed “suitable” for a job.
But one thing that remains clear for me is that, I want to be happy. Whatever job I choose and whatever job I get- I want to enjoy it and I want to be happy.
But happiness is found in places other than job / financial security.
Happiness is found in the simple things in life. But I feel that there are two major drains on “happiness”…
One: Lack of self esteem
And by “self esteem” I mean, self belief, self confidence, security and confidence in your looks and actions, being able to love and respect yourself as well as having a positive view of yourself and your abilities (that sounds repetitive). If you can’t love yourself for who you are, what you look like, it has a huge affect on your happiness. You can’t truly be happy in life unless you are happy with yourself. I could say something cliche here like “you’re beautiful just the way you are” (which is true but really hard to take in). Truth is, if you see something wrong in your life, change it. Make it happen. Be the person you want to be- stop complaining about it and get out and get busy!
“The only person you have to be better than, is the person you were yesterday”
Believe in yourself.
You can achieve anything you set your mind to- if you’re determined enough, you will succeed, just don’t give up. This is a daily struggle for many; “I’ve been rejected / put down/ I’ve failed so many times. I should just give up”
“When the world shouts “give up”, hope whispers “one more try””
“Never never never never never give up. Never give up”- winston Churchill
Never stop trying.
Back to self esteem…
You are you. Obvious, but hear me out. There is no one else out there like you. You shouldn’t compare yourself to other people. ESPECIALLY people’s instagrams/ twitter/ Facebook. Because social media is a chance to show off.
Don’t compare your bad days to someone else’s good days. Don’t compare your downfall to someone else’s stroke of luck.
Be happy with the little things in life. The chance to see the sunrise, spending time with family, getting lost in a good book or movie…
Drain on happiness number two: Lack of “peace”
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”- Isaiah 9.6
That’s all I’m going to say about that. For now.