Figuring Out What Would Make Your Life Happier

There are some who say that happiness is an illusion and that it doesn’t matter if you’re happy or not in life. These people are wrong. Happiness is massively important, and there is nothing wrong with searching for it, or making changes to your life to try and achieve this. We’re not saying that it’s going to be easy, and it’s certainly not something that is going to happen overnight, but it’s definitely something worth working towards. Keep reading if you’re interested in finding out more. 

Your Relationships

The first thing that we’re going to look at is your relationships. You should never stay in an unhappy relationship whether that is romantic, familial or friendship. There is no reason for you to be involved in relationships that don’t contribute positively to your life, and that’s what we need you to understand. There are some people out there who just think that it’s easier to stay with someone who is not making them feel loved, wanted, or happy, or doesn’t treat them very well, but it won’t be easier in the long run.

You deserve to be happy, and this means that when something isn’t meeting your standards, you need to speak up about this. We’re not saying that it’s an easy thing to do because that would not be true, but it’s the right thing to do. If you find it easier, write down a list of things that you want to talk to the other person about, and go from there. You don’t have to get rid of them right away, you can try to fix things first, but know your worth enough to walk away when it’s time.

Your Career

Your career is another thing that you should think about. We spend so much of our lives at work, is it really worth it if we’re not happy? The answer is no, and it will always be no. We’re not just talking about those times where you have a slump and you find it a little tough to go to work for a few days. Those times are always going to happen, and they are something that you just need to fight your way through, knowing that it will be enjoyable once again. 

However, if you are finding that you dread going to work, that you are not challenged, that you are bored, that you find yourself wishing to be anywhere but there, then this is something that needs to change. It’s a good idea to try and identify whether it’s the job, the company, or the entire career path that is making you feel this way so that you can do something about it. Think carefully, analyze everything, and you should end up with your answer. 

An Adventure

For a lot of people, going on a travel adventure would make their life happier. Being somewhere other than where your everyday life takes place is massively appealing to a lot of people, so why not? Not only is traveling fun, but it’s good for the soul, and you get to experience a whole load of different cultures. It’s exciting, and it brings a lot of joy to the lives of those all over the world. As such, you need to start planning and saving for your next adventure. 

The majority of people are not just going to be able to book a plane ticket to go wherever they want to go just because they need a dopamine hit. As such, you are going to need to start saving so that you can afford to head out on an adventure. You can look up some cheap places that look fun and go to one of those if you don’t want to wait that long, or you can put the brakes on and go when you can afford it properly. The choice is yours, it’s whatever you think will make you happiest. 

A Pet

Have you thought about getting a pet? We know that pets aren’t just for Christmas or birthdays, but we’re not suggesting that you get one for either of these. Some people find that having a pet really brings a new level of joy to their life, and this is something that is worth experiencing. Before you get a pet though, you need to make sure that you have the time to take care of it. If you are limited on time, perhaps look into getting a cat. But, if you have time then you can look at getting a puppy from somewhere like Lucky Labs depending on what breed you want.

It’s important to note that you should not be using a pet to fill a void in your life, but rather as an addition to your family. A pet is forever, and they require your love, not just to give you the love that you are seeking.

A New Hobby

The final thing that we’re going to recommend is starting a new hobby. If you find yourself with more time than you would like where you are doing nothing, or doing very little, then it sounds like it’s time for a new hobby. This could be anything that you want, as long as you are willing to try it. For example, you might decide that you want to take up some kind of sport if you want to keep active, or you might decide that arts and crafts is what will make you happy

You don’t have to have this worked out right away, as sometimes it takes some trial and error to figure out exactly what hobby makes you happy.

We’re sure that you have heard the saying that life is too short before, and it’s true. There is no time to waste when it comes to taking a chance and doing the things that you think will make you happy. Are you going to get it right 100% of the time? No. Nobody does. But, are you going to regret trying, or are you going to find happiness anyway because you are willing to change your life for it?

About the author

Petra Monaco is an artist, author, and professional problem solver for creatives, rebels, and multi-passionates.

She is here to help you remove frustration from your life and achieve your creative dreams with more ease and confidence.