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I went to my therapist Monday and she gave me homework on what makes me happy . I have been thinking about it and I have been depressed every sense . I think of one thing then I will go to the bad part of it .I just don't know what to do . Any suggestions?

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    • Allen_Is_Trying

      675d

      Try not to think about what actually makes you "happy" and think of all the things that give you a positive emotion, friends, Hobby's, shows, think of things and write down the ones you dont feel depressed with doing, if you're not depressed while doing it, it's probably a good feeling, right?

    • LyraDaenestra

      675d

      Personally when I had to do that I struggled because it was comfortable. If that makes sense. I found comfort in my depression because I had it for so long that genuine happiness was weird to me. It's like an addiction. Maybe somehow you're afraid to be happy because up to this point you've been disappointed. I'm not saying that this is what's best for you but you could try working on noticing where and why you've been disappointed by people and overcome it by putting those situations in perspective. For example, In my situation I was put down by my parents and they never saw me as enough. So instead of working so hard just to be disappointed that they don't see my hard work, I acknowledged my hard work and became proud of myself. Maybe for you it's not the same but there may be a way to work around it. (If this helps, or just helps you think about it, you could bring it up with a therapist and maybe they can help figure out a new homework assignment that may be easier for you.)

      • mdmom

        675d

        @LyraDaenestra I always feel I can't do anything right

        • LyraDaenestra

          675d

          @mdmom maybe it's more than that. Not everyone can be perfect. Why do you feel that way?

    • Allen_Is_Trying

      675d

      Try not to think about what actually makes you "happy" and think of all the things that give you a positive emotion, friends, Hobby's, shows, think of things and write down the ones you dont feel depressed with doing, if you're not depressed while doing it, it's probably a good feeling, right?

      • mdmom

        675d

        @Allen_Is_Trying somethings do make me happy but then something always go wrong and I just want to go back home

        • Allen_Is_Trying

          675d

          @mdmom and that's totally fair, you have a right to feel bad when something goes wrong. You should try talking about focusing on that spiral downfall you have when things go wrong rather than try and list things that make you happy, because it seems like finding things that makes you happy isn't the problem, it's how you feel in response to problems (please don't take that in a mean way I just don't know how else to word it)

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