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How can I be happy without friends and family?

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Last Updated: 12/18/2021 at 3:50am
How can I be happy without friends and family?
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Top Rated Answers
July 9th, 2016 2:28pm
You can learn to appreciate yourself, regardless of others. If you don't have much influence of other people then you have a unique chance to work on this skill.
September 2nd, 2016 3:28am
Happiness does not have to derive from family or friends. Instead, it's how one thinks. Optimism, enthusiasm, and the incentive to be happy is the true indicator that you are enjoying life.
February 10th, 2018 10:20am
Sometimes you may feel that no one is by your side. And for that, I have found few helpful tips to stay happy without anyone. Be happy with yourself and recognize your worth. Take care of your physical health and do exercises; for a healthy body influences the brain to be happy and increase confidence. Keep yourself busy; come up with a list of fun activities you can do alone. Your list might include going to a concert, watching a TV show, creating a DIY home project, reading a book, and exploring new parts of your city. Do what you love; for example, if you play the piano, or love to write, do it. And finally, keep learning, and motivate yourself with powerful goals.
May 9th, 2018 8:50pm
It can be very challenging to feel happy without friends and family as we are essentially social beings. However, it may be possible to find some happiness by cultivating a positive relationship with oneself. By nurturing oneself, attending to self-care, and learning how to enjoy one's own company it is possible to find a measure of happiness. It is also possible that this will unexpectedly attract other people into your life.
July 15th, 2016 8:21pm
no friend and no family, the only thing i can do to make happy is get lost. i can hike, trekking, and other activities with nature.
July 23rd, 2016 5:30pm
you can always be happy with or without friends & family. it's how you want to feel that happiness, the friends & family are like a bonus to your happiness. although you may feel alone, you can still be happy & be content with your life. go live a little, let go of your worries & relax. you can always make new friends, friends are the family you choose.
August 5th, 2016 4:20am
You can learn to be happy by being your own person and finding hobbies. Morning yoga is a great way to start your day of relaxing. Perhaps drawing if you have an artistic side. Dancing or singing lessons also help. It's good to be independent once in a while, as it can give you a whole new perspective on life without others' opinions interfering.
August 5th, 2016 6:36am
You have positive mind. you have intelligency. you are best people need you. You need to be famous.
September 25th, 2016 4:44am
You must love yourself.. Self love is the best feeling in the world. Just be happy for who you are. Show gratitude to yourself. Do things which brings you joy, euphoria!
September 25th, 2016 9:57pm
Basically be happy with yourself. Love who you are, embrace your weaknesses and forgive your mistakes. It's harder than it sounds but if you can be perfectly content with who you are, happiness can be found within yourself
June 6th, 2018 8:57pm
One feels true happiness when one is with oneself and that happens when one loves himself truly. When you accept yourself as mixture of perfection and imperfection you will love yourself and you will be always happy. Then whether you are with someone or not you will always be happy. Be confident, love yourself and be happy :D
July 21st, 2016 2:24pm
Be comfortable in your own skin. Love who you are love what you do don't look from validation from outside and you will be happy. Your friends and family will be drawn towards you.
August 13th, 2016 7:21am
Love yourself and enjoy spending time with yourself! Find the things you enjoy and excel in them (:!
August 19th, 2016 6:29pm
Get to know yourself by spending some time alone in solitude. Do something that will help you relax and focus on your mind and body. Alter your surroundings so you do not feel stagnant. Learn to love and accept yourself from the inside out. Exercise and build a healthy lifestyle. Find your passions and cultivate them. And do not be afraid to take calculated risks. Expose yourself to what takes you out of your comfort zone.
September 10th, 2016 2:56pm
I always cheer myself up with music. Music doesn't save your live - it makes you strong, so you can save your own life.
September 28th, 2016 12:10pm
It can be easy to rely on other people to help us feel happy, but you don't need others to feel happy. In fact, the best kind of happiness can come from you! Learning to love who you are, practicing self-care, and treating yourself as you would a treasured friend are all ways to start your own happiness.
December 8th, 2016 3:56pm
You may not have others right now around you, but you have one voice that is the most important: yours. Not the one that looks from the mirror and tells you you're 'not enough - the feeling that gives you a warm blanket at night, a cup of tea, or just a smile and a sigh. You are the wise one. If you're alone right now, rest in the strength that you are following a path, and sometime sooner rather than later, the ones you are looking for will be by your side.
December 8th, 2016 4:23pm
self contentment and self love. Those two come in handy if ever you feel alone and world is being rough
June 25th, 2017 5:27pm
I can do things I really enjoy. For example watching my favourite movie or listening to my favourite artist. Or cook for myself and enjoy good food.
September 3rd, 2017 10:28am
Being happy simply means being comfortable with yourself. Sooner or later in your life you will come across a time where you can only depend on yourself and this is when you realize if you are comfortable or not.
December 10th, 2017 3:33pm
I always thought that happiness comes when you are around family and friends only which I learnt after that it is totally wrong cause happiness can be observed in many things, reading is happiness, cleaning is happiness, helping people and volunteering is happiness, any small thing can be turned to happiness if it is done with your positive thoughts for yourself and for the society
December 17th, 2017 12:53pm
If you want to learn how to be happy without friends and family, you will have to stop looking after things that you don't have, and start seeing the things that you already do.
April 11th, 2018 10:35pm
You can make yourself happy for sure. I moved away from my family to a new area, didn’t know anyone apart from my boss and work people and it’s still like that now, and I’m happy. You start to not care as long as youve got the things you need in life and security. It’s easy to meet people and there’s nothing wrong with not getting to know any of them as friends. Life is what it is and you are who you are so don’t worry about it.
July 27th, 2018 4:33pm
You accept yourself and do things you love like listening to your favorite music, reading a good book etc.
August 13th, 2016 9:11am
Our real sense of happiness is derived from ourselves. Coming to love ourselves for who we are, and knowing our intrinsic worth as individuals amongst the many.
August 20th, 2016 10:26am
Throughout life, friends and family come and go. It is important to fill your life with things that make you happy for yourself. Go out and do things that make you happy and give you a full life. Take a class, go exercise, get crafty, find a hobby or a specialist group. Friends can be found everywhere but know that you are in charge of making your own life as happy as you want it to be.
September 9th, 2016 10:03am
Most of the times happiness comes from within. Even when you're all alone in the world, if you enjoy your own company and are happy with yourself you'll be happy. But if you do want to find happiness with others, sometimes friends can be found in the most unexpected places; people can become family without having any blood relations with them. If you feel content in your own skin and if you're willing to give more to people than they can take away, you'll be happy.
September 11th, 2016 12:24pm
A good stroll in the morning, hearing birds chirp, sipping out the coffee from mug while sitting on the easy chair, is a pure bliss. We can find ourselves decluttering our mind and experiencing newness.
September 30th, 2016 8:11pm
Find other things that make you happy, lile a hobby or something you really like doing. Happiness can be found in many different things you just have to find a way to it.
October 26th, 2016 4:37pm
Do you live far away from them? Family and friends are important, no one can live without them. Everybody needs support. Try staying connected to them because they are the best gift you will ever receive.