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What's something that gives you happiness in life?


Hi everyone, I just signed up, and as one of my first threads, I wanted to ask the question: What gives you happiness in life? I feel like sometimes when times are the toughest, we don't seem to find much that gives us happiness. But what helped me, was focusing on what gives me the most happiness, and keeping my focus on that particular thing. It's helped me quite a bit. I'll go ahead and tell you what that thing is.

For me, it is talking to some of my friends, and using support forums like these to give support and receive support, I always feel appreciated and loved whenever I do those two things.

I hope you have a great day!
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Thanks. I would say a pet is always the best thing. They usually cheer you up and don't really care when you fail. Other than that, just getting outside and doing something. Exercise works well for me in keeping a positive frame of mind, though you start to feel bad if you don't meet your goals. I don't think I get much satisfaction out of friends or family. I go back and forth about whether I'd be better off without them.
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Things I get obsessed with (for a short while) frequently.

Currently I'm obsessed with drones and planes. I keep researching about them and feel like I like life and I want to live until I make a drone/plane.

But phases like this always last only a few days or weeks for me. After that I fall back to the despair again.
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My nephews and niece. Seeing children happy always helps me.
Acts of kindness.
Someone acting kind to me, talking to me, smiling at me.

That's about it. Music sometimes helps but not always.

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Things I get obsessed with (for a short while) frequently.

Currently I'm obsessed with drones and planes. I keep researching about them and feel like I like life and I want to live until I make a drone/plane.

But phases like this always last only a few days or weeks for me. After that I fall back to the despair again.
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Do you have bipolar disorder?
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Do you have bipolar disorder?
No I think I'm just stupid and depressed.

I might have something other than bipolar tho.

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Great replies everyone! They've not only encouraged me but brightened my day up knowing you too have things that make you happy!
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Books. Reading was one of my first loves as a human being and it is a joy that has somehow survived even though the sadness juice now fills my brain. It's a solitary activity so my enjoyment isn't affected by my social anxiety and although I tend to feel depressed and lonely when doing anything else alone with reading that's not the case. A book with a vividly realised world and characters that I can connect with takes me out of myself and helps me escape. I love the thought and effort that goes into making books, I love the way they feel and smell and everything about them. Libraries and book shops are dream theatres to me. Forgive me for this is turning into a rhapsody but they do give me a lot of pleasure.

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Daydreaming. I forgot the term for chronic daydreaming; i often call it professional daydreaming.

It may not be a healthy, but it gets me out of my head and...into my head, but not really. It's a way for me to detach from what makes me unhappy. At least for the moment.

Music. I don't know how to explian this one.

Drawing. I get a sense of accomplishment when i do draw.

Quality time with someone i care about. Whether it's talking nonesense or in silence (specifically silence). It feels good to spend time with someone without feeling some type of pressure.

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Things I get obsessed with (for a short while) frequently.

Currently I'm obsessed with drones and planes. I keep researching about them and feel like I like life and I want to live until I make a drone/plane.

But phases like this always last only a few days or weeks for me. After that I fall back to the despair again.
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I get like this too. Something catches my interest and I get super obsessed, then just... stop.

As for what makes me happy... talking to my best friend always cheers me up. I'm not sure I've ever been truly happy though.

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Daydreaming. I forgot the term for chronic daydreaming; i often call it professional daydreaming.

It may not be a healthy, but it gets me out of my head and...into my head, but not really. It's a way for me to detach from what makes me unhappy. At least for the moment.
Maladaptive daydreaming. I do it constantly.

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Maladaptive daydreaming. I do it constantly.
That's the one. Thanks

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Spending time with my family always gives me happiness in life.
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