So often, people confuse happiness with people or things. If they could just get this type of job, person, car they would be happy. If they could just make a certain amount of money, they would be happy. Newsflash: if you’re not happy before you get any of the things you desire, you won’t be happy after you get them. Why? Because happiness starts with you! Whether it’s relationship or material based, you have to learn to how to make yourself happy. It’s too much pressure to expect that of anyone or anything else.
Do you know what makes you happy? If you don’t, just know that you’re not alone. Many people have to dig deep and get back to the basics before discovering or rediscovering those things that make them tick (in a good way, of course). If you find that this is hard for you to determine, I encourage you to take yourself on a date. Spend some quality time doing different things in your own presence so you can discover who you really are, and the things that truly bring joy to your life. We all want to make other people happy (at least most of us do). But just remember: it’s so important to make people happy. But first, start with yourself.