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I Am Trying to Become Happy Again

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    This poem is something I recite to myself a lot

    when I'm feeling really down; Everyone wants happiness, No one wants pain, But you can't make a rainbow, Without a little rain. Hope this helps people feel a bit better about themselves and their lives :)
    TheOneAndOnlyZella TheOneAndOnlyZella 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 20, 2014

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    Quiet Time To Bliss

    It's been a while since I'v been happy. Things in my lfe are not ging great.  So, I've dug my feet in and decided to turn it around  Giving it 30 days starting on tommorrow.  Im clinging to My God for support and looking in the future cause the past is full of disillusion...
    whykeeper whykeeper 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 18, 2011

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    Joining EP was a good start.

    I felt a real connection with someone. I know prematurely but we seem to have a lot in common. I felt better than I have in a long time just chatting. Here's to becoming happy again.
    sweetp1257 sweetp1257 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 8, 2014

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    Happy

    Why is it so hard to be happy.  I do try, everyday I get up and say to myself that I am going to be happy today.  But a dark cloud comes over me slowly and by the afternoon I feel so sad inside, so unmotivated, and then I end up being depressed again. ...
    tatteredwings tatteredwings 36-40 1 Response Jun 4, 2009

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    It's funny how looking through old photos can

    really put your life into perspective....how clearly you can see your life in chapters. I'm in a weird chapter of my life right now, but I just keep trying to remind myself that it's just a chapter. This isn't the end of my story. There are a lot of chapters left to be written...
    SupernovaxGirl SupernovaxGirl 26-30 2 Responses Sep 2, 2014

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    I Cant Open Up To People

    most of my life since a younger age I have never being able to expess my true feeling and speak allowed everytime I did, i would just get knocked down by someone. so I just feel helpless like everything i do i will fail so i just dont see the point in trying anymore, i want to...
    misterygurl misterygurl 13-15, F May 2, 2011

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    All It Took

    Last year I met a man that was absolutely wonderful!  A year later, he's cost me everything I've worked my whole life for:  2 very good careers, a beautiful home, a man that loved me regardless, thousands of dollars and if much longer, my ...
    hmariec hmariec 26-30 1 Response Mar 28, 2009

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    I'm Tryin' to Find Myself

    in my whole life i've never told anybody how i feel about anything but now my problems are getting bigger and i don't know how to deal with them because idon't even know myself so how can i solve my problems and makes my life worse is above all this problems i have always to...
    zkara zkara 16-18, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2007

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    Pulled Back

    Lately, I've been feeling a little sad. I don't know if it's because I've been doing absolutely nothing the past couple of days but I all can say is that 3 days seem like 3 months, as it once did before. I hate it that it's come down to this. My friends are busy, that's fine I...
    Athru Athru 26-30, M Aug 8, 2012

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    Again

    You know, things work out really well when you are happy. i used to be very happy, I think i made the world better. i had a spark that made me make friends easy. I was the life of the party a lot of times. i was confident and got any guy I liked. but some how i lost all of that...
    smileyfaces84 smileyfaces84 26-30, F Dec 12, 2011

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    I'm not sure how to start off,

    I'm not the best when it comes to communications, but I want give this a try. I'm not sure how this will come across, but I want to give this a try. This is for anyone who is depressed, feeling like a failure, who has losing hope, or has just given up hope. You are probably...
    BudBorden88 BudBorden88 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 7, 2014

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    Happy Again

    Happy again,That's my aim,Why not?Once was,Let's repeat,I'll be,Happy again.
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 1 Response Jun 13, 2012

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    Healing Slowly

    A lot of "stuff" happened in my life over the past few years - well, actually probably since I was born.  I know, that's life right?   I'm trying to get myself back to happy - the kind of happy I used to be.  Despite everything that was "wrong", when I was younger...
    Opalgem Opalgem 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2010

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    Tight Rope

    I feel like I'm walking on a tight rope with no net beneath me, and at one end of the rope is a path to a beautiful stream with a mellow waterfall, soft green grass, beautiful flowers and trees, cute and friendly forest animals, sweet soothing winds, bright sunny days and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 11, 2011

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    I am trying my best today.

    Someone please tell me something worth being happy about. I'd appreciate it.
    eccentricpython eccentricpython 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 19, 2014

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    I'm Getting There

    I thought I would never be happy again. Depression does that to you. I felt helpless and alone and I was extremely negative. I was waiting for someone to rescue me from myself, but no one ever really did. Somewhere along the line, I realized that I COULD be in control of my life...
    TheQuietGirl TheQuietGirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 8, 2012

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    I've been feeling very sad

    and down lately, and now I'm sick of it. The occasional sadness that happens once in a while that is okay, everyone has times where they're sad for a few days but that fades. I'm fine with that. But not with feeling this way for 2 month's, only brining myself down further. It...
    CactusHugger CactusHugger 18-21, F Apr 17, 2014

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    I Feel Like No One Will Ever Understand Me

    Every day when I wake up, I feel as if none of the things I experienced from yesterday existed, but it did. I hide myself from the world sometimes just to get away from all the horrible things that are happening. In school, I'm quiet and shy, but when I'm with my friends, they...
    a7xlover34 a7xlover34 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 15, 2012

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    I Have The Right To Be Happy Again!

    Sometimes i have to stop loving the most important person in my life! It's not because the spark is gone but because that person is unintentionally making me feel WORTHLESS. Yes, i have eyes but i played blind & i have feelings but i played dead. But for my heart, it needs also...
    ascelous21XXX ascelous21XXX 18-21, M Nov 30, 2012

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    And It's Not Working For Me

    I KNOW I'm in a downward cycle, I'm sinking into a depression again. I'm trying to fight it. But I cannot win. I did things to try to make me feel better. I did things to try to improve my life. But nothing seems to be working. I can't fight it. I just have to...
    IndigoPeachblossom IndigoPeachblossom 36-40, F 7 Responses Mar 28, 2009

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    Happy "again"?

    I can't remember being happy. It sounds horrible saying it, but I'm going on 20+ years of MDD, and I don't remember what "happy" is, or content, calm, relaxed, joyous. I never feel any of these, though I know I must have as a child. Yes, I would love to "become happy again". How...
    Aniratak Aniratak 31-35, F Dec 10, 2012

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    Never Been Happy

    All my life I tried to be happy, to feel happy, to be contented. To be honest, I don't even know what happiness means, literally. I never felt happy, I tried but at the end of the day, I still feel the sadness in me. I may look like I'm having fun, like I'm very happy and...
    sunsetglow sunsetglow 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 7, 2010

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    2 months ago everything was fine.. everything seems perfect.. i was happy with him and he was happy with me.. i just didn't know what happened to us.. he forgot about me.. he just...
    magebricks magebricks 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    My family and I have made a decision. It's time for me to start being happy again and not wishing for the end. Being sober just isn't enough. Not for true peace. I'm going...
    Raindancej Raindancej 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 13

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    I've had depression and it sucks so much. And crazy things is I had it because of one person! Just one person was enough to make me feel like absolute and total trash, that I wasn...
    TheGuy147 TheGuy147 16-17, M Jan 27

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    I got a call from my ex last night. Since he dumped me via text on Christmas morning he started dating another girl who we proposed to and she rejected him. And now he is lonely...
    AshleyWCSloth AshleyWCSloth 16-17, F 5 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Trying to interact with my husband is a nightmare, I just feel like I don't exist. He's just been a right snappy arsehole to me because I asked him a question, which he gave me a...
    Jenezebel Jenezebel 26-30, F 10 hrs ago

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    It is hard to accept change, to "let go" because we become attached to these things. We see them as our only source of happiness, or they give us security. Change is chaotic and...
    curiosi curiosi 51-55, F 5 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I Was A False Convert I was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina, just as was my mother. My father was from a small town in Georgia. I have often joked that I am the...
    Cootamundra Cootamundra 70+, M 1 Response Jan 27

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    Lack of Discernment in Modern Christianity part 2 Peter Ditzel Pastors who follow Paul's example try to empower their congregations by encouraging them to study the Bible and...
    churinga churinga 70+, M Feb 3

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    Everyday your there for me. Everyday you have made me laugh, you have made me laugh when ive been at my lowest! Everyday you call me beautiful and everyday you tell me you love me...
    myownbox myownbox 26-30, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    My Happy Word ... is "Hope". "You refuse to give up on anyone, including yourself. You see the best in others. You think happiness should be shared. You spread your message of...
    TheDarkVerse TheDarkVerse 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    I have realised that when i notice jarring problems with others, trying to compensate to make them feel better only comes to shoot you back in the foot. In short, i've realised...
    Nilness Nilness 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 4

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    I wish I could say yesterday went well with mindful eating, but I realized I mindlessly ate more of the day. That said, I did not overstuff myself until I starting baking. Since I...
    alm430 alm430 26-30, F Feb 11

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    I don't like that I shut down but I do. When I feel like I can't put things in perspective and in a context that feels right to me, then I have a tendency to shut down. It's not a...
    Nyx613 Nyx613 36-40, F 15 Responses Feb 8

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    I haven't been on EP much lately but today I'll just write something down before I go to bed. The last 3 months have been hell for me. I did everything I can to get over my ex...
    TwingleLittleStar TwingleLittleStar 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 9

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    There are times like these where I'm just waiting for the storm to pass and I don't feel like trying. I don't want to do anything but cry. This emptiness in my heart is getting...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    I was thinking about a patient of mine the other day on the way home from work. He was a very intellectual man, full of innovative ideas and always spoke to me of his dreams. He...
    sensualbeauty1 sensualbeauty1 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 29

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    I used to be sweet, kind, fun loving, Friendly, and believe in being a gentleman. I loved trying new things and I wished so much to sharing new experiences with someone special...
    Micheael Micheael 26-30, M 6 Responses Feb 18

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    I am transgender and I am trying to become he woman i was meant to be I am raising money for my srs and more clothing I have a fundme.com account on line I am working so hard to.
    Sacgirl22 Sacgirl22 26-30, T Jan 29

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    We all are trying in our own ways. For me it seems all I have been doing is trying to change and grow and improve. I am trying to not get stuck in the past. I am trying to...
    MKbookworm MKbookworm 13-15, F Feb 5

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    About two years ago, I was asked to describe myself and I realized that I didn't really know who I am. So, instead of finding qualities, I wrote a list of things that makes me...
    Jeanne506 Jeanne506 16-17, F Feb 17

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    Happy. What is happy. Happy is calm. Happy is peace. Happy for me is peace with myself. After so long of the feelings of unhappy I have to say I'm a happier person now. I've been...
    Hm3454 Hm3454 41-45, M a week ago

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    I left the 9 - 5 behind cuz I'm destined to shine. not only will I be something great, I will be famous! everyone I wanted in my life when I was creating my dream, will never have...
    jarae jarae 26-30, M Feb 2

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    This is probably the best before and after picture that I could find of myself. Well, I tried. Haha. I feel uncomfortable when it comes to full body because I just don't like the...
    courtsley courtsley 18-21, F 35 Responses Feb 4

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    The life is all about that, right? Being at least a step further now as you was yesterday. Improving yourself by sensing, experiencing and doing things you've never done before...
    rolandback rolandback 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    I tell myself I need to stop talking to the people who constantly ignore me or message me when it's convenient for them. And I do delete them, then one day out of the blue they...
    Nottheaveragegirl Nottheaveragegirl 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 30

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