Different things influence people’s emotions; what makes you happy may not create the same feelings in another. Although there may be fluctuations in how you feel every day, a sense of fulfilment is not one you can easily ignore. With the UK population scoring 7.54 out of ten on the happiness scale, it is easy to assume the United Kingdom is filled with several happy people who have found their happy place. So, how can you tell whether you’ve found your happy place? Here are a few signs.
- You love and find fulfilment in your job
When your job becomes monotonous and you feel compelled to stay in it, that is not fulfilment. However, when you realise that you look forward to making the most of it despite the challenges that come with it, you are in a happy place. You have a great boss, excellent working relationship with work colleagues, and daily routines that never bore you. Job fulfilment goes beyond the monthly salary and attractive incentives, and more to do with enjoying the role and endeavouring to improve your area of work. That is when you can conveniently say you found the dream job.
- Adopting an optimistic mentality
Always seeing the glass half-full rather than half-empty is a mark of optimism. When you fail at something, you prefer to see it as an opportunity to do better next time instead of sulking. With this deliberate attitude to life and situations, you will find your happy place. For example, if you’re preparing for a move, you may find it difficult letting go of some items that remind you of happy times. If your new space is small, instead of getting rid of these items, you can put them into a self storage facility nearby along with any other excess belongings.
- You don’t allow others’ opinions to bother you
When you see that others’ opinions do not prevent you from being yourself, you are in a happy place in your life. Perhaps you have been bullied about your hair, weight, or something peculiar about you, but now you are not perturbed about it. This doesn’t mean you are insensitive or indifferent to the concerns of others. Instead, you have come to respect that people would have different perceptions of style, beauty, etc., but you remain true to yourself.
- Proud of the success of your loved ones
Apart from being happy with yourself, you find genuine happiness in celebrating with other people. This is the most apparent sign of having found your happy place. Being genuinely happy for others creates a lasting connection between you and them. Besides, being happy for someone makes you feel good, which in turn makes you feel happy too.
Finding your happy place is truly an enlightening moment. It boosts your self-confidence, self-esteem, and your overall outlook on life. You are motivated and your mental health is in good condition. Hopefully, these points would help you in building a happy place for yourself. Once you do, do not forget to share it with others. After all, happiness grows when you share it!