Finding Happiness Within Yourself

Bare with me here because this blog is literally me thinking out loud and trying to self-analyze.  Someone very close to me once told me that I must “Stop looking outward for happiness” and while I agree, I’m having a hard time doing that. I know there is a lot of talk about self-image and the way we perceive ourselves especially after advances in media. I think we are all a little self-conscious but if you are anything like me (and trust me I don’t want to be like this) then sometimes you find yourself constantly looking for approval from others and not deciding if you are making yourself happy. If there is one thing I’ve learned it’s that many people will come and go from your life but you’re always going to be stuck with yourself. When it’s the end of the day, it’s just you and your life (not saying I don’t have a lovely life/support system, just stating the facts). If you can’t make yourself happy, then who will? Some of us have it all wrong: we look at others for happiness within ourselves but end up disappointed. I understand why I sometimes look outward for approval other than the fact that I am a people pleaser (blog for that is brewing). Our world is comprised of a day and age where we literally share our everything on the internet. We get likes, comments, favorites/retweets, blah blah blah. I think we all need to start doing thing for ourselves, not to show to others. As much as I love social media, it really has changed our ways. I’ll admit it is very satisfying to know that people want to see what you’re doing/wearing/eating (yay)/ etc. If you are not into this trend then PLEASE teach me how to get off of this addictive track. Social media is awesome for staying in touch, telling people what you’re up to, but we all need to make sure that we can do things for ourself and not “for the vine/insta/facebook/tweet”. I want to not care and stop feeding off of others’ approvals to be content with myself. I want to not care what other people think. This is one reason I started my blog, to appease myself and not worry about others, yet I find myself wondering what people think of my latest posts, etc. That’s all I got 🙂

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