Happiness is a state of mind that only you can control for yourself. So many people think that once you have the money, that dream job, the house, the relationship, the car..etc. That the ultimate “happiness phase” that you have been waiting for will just fall into place. As each of those things can bring you happiness in the moment, it’s not happiness that will continue to last. Happiness cannot be obtained by disposable objects. It’s just unrealistic because anything that can be taken away from you shouldn’t dictate how you’re feeling internally and on a daily basis.
You should be able to be whole within yourself and anything added to your life is just a bonus. Every day you’re the only person sitting with yourself and your mental and it’s ultimately up to you to make choices to set yourself up to be happy. Whether it be waking up every morning in time to see the sunrise or to get in a workout, using your favorite coffee cup, walking a specific route to smile at a neighbor daily, taking the time to do your favorite skincare routine, wearing a favorite piece of jewelry, or just adding in anything to your routine that is a given to make you happy. This is something that is certainly different for everyone. I started to do this regularly and it honestly makes the world of a difference in my day to day life. These little things that we can consistently add to our day to set ourselves up to be happy are so beneficial in a world that is so uncertain.