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Smiles faded - June 4th 2009, 01:27 AM

]I feel like I have been stripped of my natural happiness. I was always just a happy person, and it just stopped coming naturally. It hurts. I feel like it's not worth it to try to do things that I used to love, so I feel useless and lazy. I don't know what to do. I don't feel like doing anything. I just want it to be how it was. Either that or I just want to drift away. I'm not sure, I can't think about it.


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Re: Smiles faded - June 4th 2009, 03:08 AM

Hi Sammy,

I'm sorry that you're feeling down I understand how that feels, though, feeling like you're missing "life's normal smile" or something. I've found that sometimes the biggest block, though, is actually first taking the effort to try to do something. For me at least, after I started to do something that made me happy or at least less down, keeping with it got easier and I was way more satisfied with myself afterwards. Could you try picking maybe one thing that you want to do, and focus on putting some energy into that each day? Might help jump-start normality.

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Re: Smiles faded - June 4th 2009, 03:15 AM

I just want it back...I tried, but I failed. So now I don't know what to do.
I want to be happy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But I don't want to have to think to myself "I should be happy" when I'm not, because that will just make me sadder.


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Re: Smiles faded - June 4th 2009, 03:28 AM

Keep your chin up! Because wanting to be happy is a major step to getting there.

"Failing" once doesn't mean that you can't ever be happy. So you just figured out what didn't work - or maybe what worked for a while, but then needed some rejuvenating. This isn't an ending, it's just a chance to start off again even better because of what you've learned. Kind of like rock-climbing - sometimes you run out of handholds and have to move back down in order to then get farther up.

Maybe, instead of thinking "I should be happy" you could think "I can be happy and am going to figure out how to do that at least for right now." Momentary happiness is perfectly valid and not as intimidating to try to achieve and, if you take things from moment to moment, eventually adds up to long-term happiness.

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