Happiness is a very personal thing. What works for someone may work terribly for someone else. We all have our own personalised recipe to make happiness for ourselves. However, it can take a little while to find all the ingredients, and those ingredients tend to change over time (Blimey, I always find a way to makes things about food)!
The point that I’m trying to make is that we are all different and have different needs. Finding the things that make you tick is critical to living a good life, and we all want to be happy right? So instead of fighting yourself and stopping yourself from doing things that genuinely make your life light up, embrace what makes you happy.
I’ve really realised this a lot whilst travelling. I struggled with thinking that I should be out drinking and partying, I should be enjoying sharing a room with 6 sweaty human beings I don’t know, I should be loving a rocky boat crossing and I should love being ill multiple times. But in reality I didn’t really enjoy any of those things, but that’s fine because that’s just me! Learning to let go of what you ‘should’ be doing and thinking is hard, but when your happiness is at stake it is an important lesson to learn. The sooner you find out what you do and don’t find joy in, the easier it is to make better choices.
Of course, there are times in life that we have to do certain tasks that we don’t like doing, spend time with people we aren’t that fond of or work in a job we hate. Unfortunately that is part of life. However, we can try our best to limit the amount of time we spend doing these things, or balance them out with things we love. Don’t be afraid to make choices for your own happiness, just be kind to others whilst doing so.
Embrace what you love, whatever it may be. Respect that we are all unique and enjoy different things. Go out and just have fun doing what you want to do!!