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From Depression to Happiness: The 4 Steps That Helped to Change My Life
Happiness that lasts is earned through your habits. Supremely happy people have honed habits that maintain their happiness day in, day out. Permanently adopting new habits is hard, but breaking the habits that make you unhappy is much easier. There are numerous bad habits that tend to make us unhappy. Eradicating the following bad habits can improve your happiness in short order:. Complainers and negative people are bad news because they wallow in their problems and fail to focus on solutions.
Growing up with clinical depression and obsessive compulsive disorder OCD , I never knew what it was like to be happy for more than a few moments at a time. I drank heavily and took diet pills to make myself more attractive so that people would concentrate on my outsides heaven forbid they find out how much was actually wrong with me. Thankfully, my roommate stopped me. I was admitted to an inpatient program against my will the next day. I was forced to be at a group meeting at a certain time.
1. I stopped feeling sorry for myself.
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In the last two years, I have been through many up moments, down moments, and moments in between. And the only time I look back is to see how far I've come. Having more faith than fear, choosing to be grateful, and taking responsibility for my own happiness were key to giving me the strength to take back control of my happiness and my life -- after years of grieving over the loss of my father, dissatisfaction in my career, relationship and overall life. I often struggled and still do, sometimes with feeling like a victim. One minute I am on top of the world, and the next minute I am completely alone feeling sorry for myself. And then I replay the hardships of my past over and over again until I get lost in my own head. There comes a time when you have to make the decision to stop getting in your own way.