You can't magically make yourself happy. You can't flick a switch and watch your sadness drain away. You can't force yourself to feel okay again when you are falling apart on the inside.

You Can’t Magically Make Yourself Happy

You can’t magically make yourself happy. You can’t flick a switch and watch your sadness drain away. You can’t force yourself to feel okay again when you are falling apart on the inside. But what you can do is keep moving forward. You can keep striving to better yourself and your situation. You can push aside your fears and keep fighting, because one day, you will end up earning what you deserve.

You can’t magically make yourself happy, but you can set aside time to discover what would make you happy. You can ask yourself what is missing from your life. You can reflect on what makes you happiest and what causes you the most stress. You can decide what you need in order to feel better and then start walking a path that will get you there.

You can’t magically make yourself happy, but you can put energy into the things that matter the most to you. You can devote time to a career and hobbies that spark joy. You can get involved in communities that make you feel like you’re part of something bigger. You can watch shows and listen to music that makes you excited to get out of bed in the morning. You can follow your heart and see where it leads you.

You can’t magically make yourself happy, but you can pick and choose who you allow into your world. You can cut ties with the toxic people surrounding you. You can say goodbye to the people who make you feel bad about yourself, to the ‘friends’ who are tearing you down rather than building you up. You can create a new social circle who is supportive and encouraging, who pushes you to reach your goals.

You can’t magically make yourself happy, but you can reshape your present. You can quit a job or move to a new town or break up with an unfulfilling partner. You can change your life in an instant. You have the power to completely alter the course of your future. You just have to keep reminding yourself that you are in charge. No one else gets to make your decisions for you. You are in control of your own destiny.

You can’t magically make yourself happy, but you can spread smiles everywhere you go. You can make your friend’s day by surprising them with a phone call or present. You can shoot a quick text, reminding your parents how much you love them. You can give compliments. You can share laughs. You can make someone else’s life brighter because their happiness might start to rub off on you.

You can’t magically make yourself happy, but you can choose to chase after what you want instead of settling for less. You can refuse to lower your expectations. You can set your sights high. You can promise yourself that you’re going to keep going, no matter what is thrown at you. You can grow to trust yourself, to love yourself, to have unflinching faith in yourself. TC mark

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