On the surface, most of us can probably agree on what makes people happy: taking a great trip, for example, enjoying a warm, sunny day, or seeing a hilarious movie with friends. But each of these is more about momentary enjoyment than true happiness — that deep-rooted sense of contentment and fulfillment that is sustained over time. Inner happiness is based on more than just short-lived pleasures; it even depends on more than strong and satisfying relationships. True happiness comes in part from meaningful connections and work, but it is also enhanced when we meet the challenges that life throws our way — learning how to relax or how to love ourselves, for example, or working through personal tragedy toward finding joy.
The optimism and idealism of the Archer often translate to a happy disposition, so it would seem that lasting contentment should come easily to this sign. But even Sagittarius can have issues with frustration and depression, especially when life starts feeling a little too, well, real. Lasting happiness for you might depend on accepting that not every experience can be a grand adventure, and life isn’t just one big party after another. Furthermore, as a carefree wanderer, your instinct is to roam far and wide, but you may actually find that true contentment comes when you focus on one relationship or occupation, commit to it, and settle in for the long haul. It’s all about balancing your wanderlust with a home base, or your taste for adventure with a fondness for the familiar.