When it comes to happiness and the pursuit of happiness, there’s one thing we tend to forget…
We are so caught up with the thought of being constantly happy, that we forget to acknowledge other, equally important, emotions within. And this in itself, can rather be the cause of your unhappiness.
When you are seeking happiness, know that you are not always going to be happy.
And know that that’s totally OK.
There is not a single person on this planet – not now, not ever – who is happy 24/7, 365 days a year. It’s not possible, and so it’s not something we can, or should, pursue.
If you do so, you’re only going to end up stressed out of your pants, trying to be so happy all the time, but finding you’ll never be quite as happy as you wish.
To be considered a happy person doesn’t mean that you’re happy all the time – but it means you’re happy most of the time. But all emotions going around inside of us are equally important, so allow yourself to feel sad, angry, tired, and stressed if you need to.
Pursuing happiness doesn’t mean that you should seek happiness in every single moment – it means you seek happiness as a whole, as a general state of mind. Not a constant state of mind.
So let go of the pressure. Don’t force yourself to always be happy. It’s okay to cry shit out from time to time (I certainly do!). It’s a way of venting, and of eventually making space for more pleasant things within.
Just ease into your happiness. Don’t try to force it, because if you do, it’s only going to slip further and further away from your grasp. So embrace all that you are, emotions and everything.
After all, you are a human being, not a robot.