I think over the last couple of years, a lot of people have figured out things that they like doing and things that they just don’t like to do. It has meant that people have been changing jobs because they have now found a passion that they can earn money at. Yes, the time that a lot of us spent at home meant that people figured out things that they could do and wanted to do to give them joy.
This is one thing I have learned in the last couple of years, and it is to do what makes me happy. For so long I made sure everyone else was happy but didn’t make sure I was. I didn’t do that all the time, but I did make sure that I put other people’s feelings first. I am not saying to not think of others, but remember you need to be happy as well. We all have things that we enjoy doing and then things that we don’t, and we need to sit back and look at those things and make decisions. Sometimes the decisions are easy ones to make, and others might not be.
Doing things that make you happy can mean that you put a bit more effort into them and enjoy it a bit more. For so long, I didn’t put my feelings into a lot of decisions, but ensured what was done made others happy first. I still do things that make others happy, but now I consider my feelings as well.
Some of my decisions may not make some people happy, but I need to live with my choices and decisions. Learning to accept that not everyone is going to be happy with me now doesn’t matter as much as it did before. I have also realized that some people wouldn’t be happy no matter what I did. This is something that took a bit of time to realize, but once I did, I knew that making sure things that I was doing meant something to me helped a lot.
Ensuring that I do what makes me happy means I am happier in myself. Remember it’s important to be happy yourself, and then it’s easier to help make others happy. What I have learned is very simple, you must make the person that you see in the mirror happy before you can make others around you happy. Your smile and laughter can make a big difference to those around you.