Happiness is one of the most sought-after goals in life, yet for many, it seems to be elusive. It’s easy to delude ourselves into thinking, “When I just have that nice house and a new car, then I can be happy.” But in reality, happiness is available to all of us, right now. A big house or a new car won’t actually make you happier; it’s the simple joys in life that bring true happiness. So, here are some suggestions to help in the quest for happiness and fulfillment that doesn’t rely on another person.
Get a new hobby.
This could even coincide with the first point, but any hobby that holds your interest will work. Art, learning the ukulele, whatever floats your boat. Having something that not only fills your time but that you can progress and get better at — will not only give you something to continue working on but also give you something interesting to talk about with people.
Not to mention the new networks of people that come along with learning a new skill or being in a new environment.
Whether it be overseas or renting a beach house with some friends a few towns over, finding yourself in different environments will help expand your view of the world and realize just how many people are out there you can be friends (or more) with.
Understand you are a whole, complete person.
You don’t need someone to complete you, only someone to accept you completely. The sooner you realize this, the sooner you will understand that happiness comes from within and you don’t need to be with someone in order for it to happen.