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Reminder: You Are In Charge of Your Happiness

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I have very exciting news for you! You are in charge of your happiness. Isn't that incredible? No one else is in charge of how you feel: only you. Think about it, when you rely on someone else to make you happy, life feels chaotic. You can't control another person or how they'll treat you. When you want someone to do something, and they fail at doing it, you feel hurt, isolated and lonely. So, what can you control? In this very moment, when you feel like you've been let down, you can only rely on yourself.

Reminder: You Are In Charge of Your Happiness

Let go of letting other people control how you feel. Do yourself a favor and forgive yourself first. Forgive yourself for not taking care of yourself first. Forgive yourself for putting unrealistic expectations on others. Forgive yourself for the hurt you've caused yourself.

Next, go on and try to forgive others. Everyone's just doing the best they can with what they have at any given time. If you feel that others have disappointed you, remember that they're only human. Without knowing it, you've probably let down others in the past. I know it's not easy to accept, but try to seek forgiveness spiritually. Above all, don't be too hard on yourself. You're imperfect after all!

What does it mean to be in charge of your happiness? It means taking charge of your life. As I said, you don't have to rely on anyone for anything. So do yourself a favor and find out what makes you tick. Learn about yourself and your needs. Do some soul searching. Spend time on your own. Makes some mistakes.

Eventually, you're going to be happy and fulfilled on your own. Without even trying, you're going to find people who want to share life with you rather than bring expectations. Work on yourself. Give yourself time.

Never forget: you are in charge of your happiness.