Do you ever get that where you are just not happy for an extended period of time? You are happy one day and the next you are really depressed.
It seems like my happiness never sticks
|by Anonymous||reply 21||03/21/2013|
See a doctor. Happiness isn't a guaranteed every day or your money back kind of deal, but sounds like you're worried about depression. It might be that Prozac is your friend here or maybe some light therapy.
We all get depressed now and then but if it's worrying you it's time to do something about it.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||03/20/2013|
It could be dysthymia, OP. Maybe try talking to your Dr. about starting on an antidepressant if you haven't already. I've been on Celexa for a few months and it's already helping me a lot with my chronically low moods.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||03/20/2013|
Sounds either unconsciously you think you don't deserve happiness and somehow sabotage yourself or you aim too high and you are bummed out for not being closer to reach your goal(s) than you expected.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||03/20/2013|
Yes, OP, I know exactly what you mean.
I think that the swing back and forth is just part of being human.
The human condition.
Moods can easily swing from day to day....and within a day, changing from morning to afternoon to evening.
I agree that happiness is certainly not something that can last very long.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||03/20/2013|
|by Anonymous||reply 5||03/20/2013|
I never know from day to day whether I will be in a low mood and teary-eyed or in an average mood.
I rarely feel happy.
I might have a few hours in any given day where I feel somewhat good.
But I have to fight for any good mood. It doesn't happen often or easily.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||03/20/2013|
Read this: 10 simple ways to save yourself from messing up your life.
Worrying about whether or not you're happy is on the list.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||03/20/2013|
If you do go the anti depressant route, please read up on side effects and withdrawal symptoms. I had a lot of difficulty with withdrawal symptoms, and I vowed I would never go on them again. I'm currently receiving cognitive behavior therapy.
Pills can help many people, but doctors tend to play down the consequences.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||03/20/2013|
OH POOR YOU!
|by Anonymous||reply 9||03/20/2013|
Read R8. Pills can help but they can also create more problems. I've had bouts of depression. Most of my unhappiness came from failed relationships. I went to a therepaist and talked it out. No help, I tried to shoot myself. I tried to deal with it on my own but after the depression, came anxiety. So my practioner prescriibed lexipro or some anti depressant/anxiety med of that name. I gain 50 pounds. It was a side effect. I am now alone but not depressed, anxious, or bummed out but I am 100 pounds overweight which can, in of itself, be a source of extreme unhappiness.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||03/20/2013|
Being happy is too much work for some people. You need to constantly focus on the positive and good stuff that is happening around you while dismissing all the negativity and bad stuff or at least spin those into some (spiritual) learning experience.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||03/20/2013|
Oh get the fuck over yourselves and get on with it. Happiness is a choice.
And I say that as a formerly depressed person.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||03/20/2013|
No, It's not normal, called bipolar, see. Shrink
|by Anonymous||reply 13||03/20/2013|
That's because what you're talking about is relative happiness. Happiness that is attached to objects or your self worth. Temporary happiness. Absolute happiness depends on whether you feel your life has meaning and or a purpose.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||03/20/2013|
It could be dysthymia or cyclothymia, or just a reaction to life circumstances.
I have intermittent FMLA and have hardly been at work the past few weeks, due to back problems, exacerbated by job-related stress.
I went in this morning with a positive attitude. I'm happy to be employed (and need the money). It turned out to be one of the worst days I've had in months. I left work today completely miserable, knowing I'm going back tomorrow.
Obviously, I need a new, more rewarding job but so that's easier said than done. There are thousands of people who would love to have a reasonably paying job, or any job at all.
Still, knowing that did little to ease my pity party this evening.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||03/21/2013|
Well it may not be all great and good but it ain't that bad, so cheer up world it may never bloody happen!
Cheer up....it could be worse!
|by Anonymous||reply 16||03/21/2013|
Don't see a doctor, they prescribe pharmaceuticals to make you dependent. Do yoga or something more holistic.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||03/21/2013|
Are you exercising?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||03/21/2013|
Ah, such nostalgia! A character in "The Boys in the Band" observed "Show me a happy homosexual and I'll show you a gay corpse." Haven't we made any progress since then?
|by Anonymous||reply 19||03/21/2013|
All the time
|by Anonymous||reply 20||03/21/2013|
When spring comes for real, you'll be happier OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||03/21/2013|