Once upon a time, I let myself be unhappy. For a very long time my happiness was dependent on others and then I realized it was my choice. I was the reason for my happiness or my unhappiness and I decided to work towards being happy.
I’ve come to realize it’s easy to get overwhelmed by our demands, wants and needs that we become engulfed in our own world and resort to being unhappy. This sole reason has led to depression, lack of concentration and especially suicide.
Here are some things I’ve learnt, worked on and still working on:
1. God‘s Love
You can only practice what you believe in. God’s love for me has helped me in so many ways. When I want to give up, I am constantly reminded that God loved me first even before I was born. And no matter how hard I try, His love will always supercede mine and this always keeps me going. I mean how can someone love me so much? This fact keeps me from going into depression. When it starts to feel like I’m sinking, I choose to dwell on God’s word
2. Love yourself
It is disheartening to see that most people seek love in other places but themselves. I treaded on that path for a very long time and trust me it
can be is very tiring. We often desire to find happiness from others and choose to ignore our very selves. Whatever happened to giving yourself a treat?
3. Love others
Have you ever heard the saying “you can only love others fully when you’ve loved yourself?” Even the Bible talks about ‘loving your neighbour as yourself’ this actually helps you see things in a different light. You will tend to make excuses for the others and trust me it’ll give you plenty reasons to be happy.
4. Be optimistic
Life is too short to go around being pessimistic. Always hope for the best in things and in people too. You can start by saying what you want to see happen, say it until it feels like the truth you know. This has helped me so many times. When I’m faced with a challenge, I go on to say what I want to see happen. Begin to say what you want to see so much that it becomes a part of you and you don’t see any other way of going about it. Now don’t get me wrong, it will be foolish to speak things and not back it up with necessary the actions. For example, if you desire to have a source of income, you first speak it and then find something to do( you can check out my tips on how to make money here)
5. Be involved in something
Be passionately involved in something, a man who lays around idle has a very high probability of being unhappy. Engage in something tasking such that it leaves no room for worries…