How To Find The Right Symbols Of Happiness For You

By Danni Peck

Updated January 02, 2019

Reviewer Aaron Dutil


What makes you happy? What things do you look around at and they help you to feel better about yourself and your life? Maybe it's a pet, or maybe it's a specific object that you own. Perhaps it's a person in your life. Whatever it is, your reasons for feeling happy are important to your overall wellbeing. They are different for everyone, but they are something you should pay close attention to.

Symbols Of Happiness

There are so many different things that act as symbols of happiness and are different for everyone, but knowing your specific symbols is of utmost importance. Take a look around you right now and try to think about what in your environment makes you happy. If you already know then great, you're off to a great start already, and you're prepared for just about anything, but if you don't know, then you're definitely going to want to put some effort into figuring it out. You might be surprised with what it is that makes you feel better about your existence.


There are probably people in your life that can make you feel happy no matter what is going on in your life. Whether you're going through a tough time or you're experiencing some type of pain, you feel like this person (or people) can make you smile. You feel like they get you and want to help you unconditionally. It may be difficult, but you feel better about life when you're around them. These people are symbols of happiness for you, especially when you start to feel better just thinking about seeing or talking to them.



A lot of people feel happier when they think about their pets or when they spend time with those pets. You may feel like things are finally making sense or that you can just be yourself around them. Your pets won't judge you, and they can't tell anyone what you say or do around them (they're great at keeping secrets!). Pets can be the perfect companion for anyone, and they definitely can make you feel a whole lot better about what's happening around you, especially since they're always happy to see you, no matter what you do. They can be powerful symbols of happiness.

Photographs And Memories

Maybe you have pictures that you look at to remember various life experiences or maybe you have items from those events that make you think about those positive times in your life. Those items could make you feel happy because they bring back all the memories that were associated with a special time in your life. For many people, memories are an extremely strong symbol of happiness, and you may start to feel happier just running through a series of your best memories and life experiences.


For some people, thinking about specific accomplishments that they've completed could be the best way to make them feel better about themselves and their current life. Thinking about everything that they've achieved for themselves and how they pushed themselves. Accomplishments help us to remember how far we've come and how far we can continue to go. Whether it's working your way up the company ladder, having children, completing school, owning a home, being out of debt, or anything else in life. The challenges you've overcome in the past can help boost your spirits when you feel like you aren't where you want to be currently.


Maybe just having a range of interesting or unique possessions makes you feel better about yourself. Sitting in your home surrounded by items that you've purchased or that have been given to you might make you feel better no matter what's going on in your life. Physical possessions could be anything and everything that you own. They could be specific items or a collection. They could be antiques that have been passed down through your family or brand new things that you've just purchased through hard work. It's going to be entirely up to you.



Some people feel better when they engage in specific activities like swimming, running, reading, cooking or anything else. If you have an activity that makes you feel better, then it's a great opportunity for you to do something fun and exciting for yourself. So start making yourself feel great! For many, intense physical exercise allows them to get fit or spend time with someone you care about while you're participating in fitness. Whether you do something frequently or only when you're feeling down, you have the potential to develop great experiences, and you're going to start improving your feelings, thoughts and self-esteem. Just take a few minutes to figure out activities makes you happy.

What It Means

If you have things that symbolize your sense of happiness, it means that you're going to have a way to work through negative emotions and thoughts more effectively. You'll be able to help yourself feel better by spending time with those people, pets or by looking at those special personal items. You'll be able to think about those accomplishments or really anything that you want, and you'll start to feel a little better along the way. Of course, this isn't going to work for everyone, and it's not going to resolve all types of unhappiness.


Getting More Help

If you find yourself struggling to feel happy even when doing things that used to make you happy, it could mean something much bigger is going on in your life. Getting professional help is an important step if you feel unhappy all the time. You want to enjoy your life and the time that you have with those around you. You want to make sure that you have the tools you need to be happy and that may take a little bit more help than you can find for yourself, assistance is available with BetterHelp if you need it.

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