Often times we depend too much on others to make ourselves happy, and in the end, we are the ones who get hurt. In doing so, it usually makes us question our self-worth. After this happens, we pick ourselves up, or at least try too, with the help of our friends and family, only to depend on others and get hurt again. Until you can make yourself happy without depending on others, this cycle will be one that never stops.

Loving yourself and being happy is not an easy thing to do. Most of my life I have depended on others to make me happy. And at times, this is okay and we need to, but it is not something we should constantly be doing. You need to realize that making your own happiness can be a process and it's something you are always working towards, but it isn't something you should give up on.

Happiness isn't just a feeling, it's a lifestyle. To be happy, think positive thoughts, live without people who live without you, and be proud of who you are becoming. If you're constantly living in a negative mind, it's almost impossible to live a positive life. Living a life of happiness isn't easy, but it is doable and you don't have to rely on anyone else to give it to you. You should be the one to count on to make yourself happy.

Be proud of yourself and your accomplishments. If you have a hard time getting up in the morning, be proud of yourself on the days that you do.Taking baby steps is better than taking no steps at all. Progress takes time, you won't just feel relief and happiness in every accomplishment, but every little thing helps.

Always remember that it is okay to be human. People will be rude, break your heart, and make you upset. It's okay to show anger or sadness. You should accept the fact that you won't always be happy, and it is okay to be sad sometimes. Feeling emotions is part of being human. If you never experience sadness, you'll never truly know what happiness is.

Always strive for happiness in your everyday life. You are the one who controls your emotions, nobody else does - remember that. Happiness is a feeling, a lifestyle, and something to always work towards. However, it is up to you to pursue it. True happiness can only come from yourself, nobody else.