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January 18, 2024 at 6:03 pm #1127754

One thing you might want to consider is if you’ve been falling in to the “I’ll be happy when…” pattern of thinking. A lot of people get stuck in a pattern of thinking that happiness is a thing to achieve.

“I’ll be happy when I graduate college”
“I’ll be happy when I get married”
“I’ll be happy when I buy a home”

It’s great to have goals, but it’s important to realize that they are only a portion of being happy. If you want happiness, you will need to learn how to find joy in the way things are now, not how they will be 6 months/1 year/5 years from now.

Enter an obligatory “a therapist can help you with this” tagline here.