What is the easiest way to get happy again when you are depressed?
Break your state of mind and do something so silly so you'll laugh your ass off, humour is the key to happiness
Remember happy moments of your life. Think positive and try to please yourself by going out or reading any good book or watching a funny movie.
DR. DURRESHAHWAR PERVEZ
Hookers, alcohol, music, amphetamines. . . . .yep, I think I listed what works for me here.
Strangely enough, when I'm angry or sad I listen to Al Green's greatest hits or some Motown Music and in no time my depression evaporates.
Try changing up your daily schedule with doing activities that make you happy and will keep you busy.
Exercise is a quick fix when you're feeling down. Try to get out in the sunshine and go for a walk or run or go swimming. It will lift your mood and make you feel good.
Some times as tough at it is you must look at things logically and move on through whatever is keeping you down. Look closely at what needs to change and work in that direction.
I will visualize happy moments which gave me happiness this gives me a way to instantly come out of depression ... actually this technique fools my brain to think that i am happy.. also try to use music to visualize happy moments or use the same music that you have listened during happy moments...
so to sum it up...
do something productive something that will make you feel like you have acomplished something go on make yourself proud
Being depressed doesn't happen very often in my life. I tend to find humor in almost every situation, much to the annoyance of my friends and family. The easiest way for me felling happy again when I'm depressed is to watch some real funny comedy, that usually works for me all the time.
Well, what I like too do is eat chocolate. It makes me feel beeter when I'm down. Or watching funny movies
Try to do nice things for other people. When you think of others and not yourself, you tend to be happier.
Open your curtains and let the sun shine in. Or you can turn the radio up in your car on a long drive and sing your heart out....has to be happy songs though....NO love songs or mellow mood music....something Peppy.
Sing praises unto God...this will change everything......
go out meet new people, talking to new friends often takes your mind off things.
Exercising and singing out loud even if you suck...truely helps build up one's momentum.
Get up, get dressed, go buy your favorite pie and eat it with a nice warm cup of milk. Pick up a movie(comedy) or read some funny stuff on the web and get laughing!! If you have seasonal depression like me, decorate your room with bright colors and plenty of light.
I hate to be simplistic, but it's what's worked for me - Figure out the problem and get rid of it.
help someone else. knowing someone is worse off and we have nothing to be sad for. thinking of something that was good in my life helps, family, children, grandbaby, friends, funny events, or great memories...
nobody can think good that time ,,, thats y v call it depression ....
try shopping therapy ..i mean go n buy ur favorite thing..... go n eat somthing u lyk....
i knw it works..........
There is a study that has been done that says if you look up towards the sky for three seconds it can get rid of a negative thought. As for depression, I used to get depressed a lot and I realized the more that I was left alone by myself in a room or without anyone around me, the more my mind focused on my depression and the deeper I sank in. The key is to keep yourself busy, keep people around you, and no matter what when you are depressed, do not play sad music and be alone by yourself. The depression will worsen and it will feel impossible to drag yourself out of the hole you are in.
well ive been on zoloft for 2 years now and its been a blessing honestly im so much better it didnt happen overnight but each day the fog was becoming clearer.but everyone is different i dont know if you like counseling,but try to surround your self with positive people,meditate,yoga,listen to soothing music theyres lots of options.find the one thats right for you.
I know this may be horrible but retail therapy really works for me! I try to focus on myself and improve an immediate problem whether it be financial, emotional, or physical. I try to engage myself in artistic de-stressors such as writing, singing, playing the piano, drawing or craft. If I need an immediate pick up I'll call a friend to go out. If it is long term then I call my therapist to get on meds ASAP! Hope that helps Earl!
Focus on things you're thankful for. You can't stay depressed if you're busy being thankful.
Happiness is defined by many in ways that might not inspire you. My way that I will soon talk about in my new book called " Secrets to high self-esteem and Secrets to intimate pleasures" I speak of become aware of self love. Something that we forget to do in this world. Our busy lives don't allow us to be free. Find self freedom, let loose all your restrains. See how nature is naturally revealing its petals of light into you.
Meditation is a good way to see the light. And I literally mean light in any form. You can see light as a point of inspiration or as physical photon entering your retina. You have to realize you are in control of your own destiny and even if your destiny is defined the purpose for your existence is infinite. you have a purpose that nature is willing to let you in on a secret. its you will to take this knowledge and use it for its very purpose which is to enlight.
Think about what might have triggered the mood. Too much sugar or caffeine? Then do any of the suggestions already listed. I think about something positive -- like buying a new $500 watch.
As someone who has struggled with depression for a long time, I can tell you definitively, that there is no definitive answer to this question, however, what seems to have worked best for me, is to be around people who love and care for you, or going for long walks, preferably with a bag of crumbs to feed any pigeons one might come across, as the joy in knowing one has contributed towards sustaining life, even for the briefest period, can lift one's spirits.
Oh, also, "Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy" by Dr. David Burns is an enlightening read on drug-free treatment for depression, but if anyone is on anti-depressant medication, they should consult with their GP before discontinuing it.
My own personal trick is to do a round of EFT on whatever did make me depressed in the first place: it is often a thought which triggers a chain of negativity.
Works for me, I can do it everywhere and it's fast.
Exercise also helps, and going in the sun, but isn't always possible!
Put on some tunes and rock out! Or gather my kids and have some silly time!
One wonderful working way is to affirm following sentence and get into it with all your emotions:
"I am on earth to be loved, to be valued and to be adored."
Say this again and again to yourself and fill it with emotions. You need to be convincing.
And than ... go for a walk. Walking at fresh air make your mind free and good thoughts will come. If you want to get out of adepression you need to move your body. Good thoughts only come while moving. When you´re moving it is simply impossible to think dark thoughts because they will make you stop.
It is a reciprocal effect of moving and thinking.
Drink water;take a bath and visit a friend that you have neglected for long.
I have a little book called Be Happy written by Monica Sheehan. I open it up to any page and start to read. It instantly cheers me up!
Get the hell out of the house and stay away for a few days or weeks
Emotion is a state of mind.. Everyday we are confronted with various feelings that will define our day. Yet despite of how depressed we may feel, find it in your heart and mind the reason to be happy like your family, loved ones and friends who are there to cheer you up and the fact that we are alive each day to make the most out of it. So why waste your time feeling down and melancholic. So decide to be happy!
Thinking of all the things I am grateful for - hard to feel down when I feel so blessed, watching a funny movie, helping others, and going running. My thoughts on depression is that it is being too wrapped up in yourself and your issues, too serious about life, and paying too much attention to ineffective thoughts that disempower you. Switch your thoughts by switching your focus - internally and externally.
little physical activity can help. as mentioned before exercise can be a quick fix.
sing or stand in a light rain looking at the sky. Sounds strange but it is so calm and peaceful and makes you realise that things are good.
Stand up straight, look in the mirror and smile the biggest smile you can...even if you don't feel like smiling. Do that for 5 minutes straight. Sounds corny but try it.
It's the last thing a depressed person wants to do, but my answer is to get up and do SOMETHING. Take a shower, put on nice clean clothes, and then go do something. This is much harder than it sounds for a depressed person.
This may seem a little random but get a dog! I can't tell you how many times my golden retriever has cheered me up on gloomy days!! If you can't afford the food and all, I guess this won't work. But getting a dog can be one of the best decisions you make in a while. And the best part is, they never judge anyone at any time at all. They just always love you!
Just as you sleep when you are tired and get energy within.Take rest of that cause which is creating the depression. Don't think of that matter any more , let it sleep a bit.And divert your mind in some constructive thing and you will recover soon
by bassplayersrgods 8 years ago
i'm depressed because i'm old and no one likes me. how can i be happy?i am bald. i am deaf. i am divorced. i am self centered. i am the best musician in the area where i live. i am old (53).
by kallini2010 8 years ago
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by deergha 8 years ago
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by backporchstories 8 years ago
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