What determines your happiness? As humans, sometimes we allow other people and materialistic things to control our happiness. We get so caught up worrying about what others might think if we dress a certain way, if we change for the better, if we find our purpose and the support isn't there. We also find ourselves longing for things like food and shopping. We get so caught up that when we start stressing about it, we cling to people and things. Sometimes we don't realize that it is really us who we need to seek. I am a a prime example of looking for happiness through people in materialistic items. I found myself clinging to people who didn't care for me but I just needed someone. I found myself spending money on unnecessary stuff that I thought would fill that void but in reality it was only temporary. I lost myself and focus of who I truly was until I got down and out. I learned I can't put my all into man and I learned that your wants are just wants and it's not a necessity. I learned I can love myself more without the acknowledgement of others accepting me and I learned that those new pair of shoes will not make me stop crying over a situation. I didn't want temporary fixes anymore. I wanted control over my life so I started praying more and giving everything to God. Yes I'm still human so I do fall short and I worry but then I try to bounce back and not focus on the negatives but to find the positives in any situation.
So if you are ever going through anything, don't look to people to try to feel any void in your happiness. Also don't find something else to focus on and pick up a habit. Instead face the problems head on, pray about them, remain positive and keep living