Being happy is a life goal for everyone. However, to be happy it’s not about a goal or a destination, it’s about the journey throughout your whole life. I have fallen into the trap in the past of thinking that ‘I will be happy when I finish university, or when I I have a job that I love or when this and that happens’, but this can lead you into a deeper whole of negativity than when you started. I have begun to realise that being ‘congruent’, or ‘genuine’ within yourself can lead to a much more fulfilling and happy life. I have gone through the most part of my life not being myself, being someone who I think I should be in different situations, and now that I am beginning to change that I can feel something different happening inside of me. I long to be myself in all situations (something that is actually very difficult to do but very rewarding when it is done). It is difficult to let out your quirky, unique self and show everyone who you actually are but this can take you down a very gratifying and rewarding path.
So, without further ado, here is a list of things that I have found can lead to a happy lifestyle: