I Don't Know How to Be Happy

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 67 People

    How Do Other People Do It???

    I have been told that I am melodramatic and the reason I'm not happy is because I always focus on past regrets and fear of future losses, instead of on what is good TODAY and what can I do for myself TODAY.  I have heard and been told many, many times that this is the key...
    cssoulsearching cssoulsearching
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 15, 2010

    I Don't Even Know...

     I try to be happy I really do. I do things that I love and they help a little but I don't feel the way I used to... I used to be happy that's what's missing but I don't know where it went. But wait I do...It was January 26th and the man of my dreams left me...on my birthday...
    lovers4life lovers4life
    13-15, F
    May 24, 2009


    I blog on how to be happy at dadswisdoms.com and this is a story about me. Dad’s Wisdoms started as a quick blurb, one or two sentences of motivation I would email to my kids early in the morning in hopes of starting their day on a positive note. Little did they know this...
    dadswisdoms dadswisdoms
    Nov 15, 2012

    I'm fairly sure that at some point in my life,

    I was happy. Or at least content enough not to contemplate why I felt so incomplete as a person. I just can't seem to remember when that was, but I know for a fact it's been years. Oddly I think this need for happiness came when I started to finally break out of my shell of...
    Pepitobenito Pepitobenito
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jan 26, 2014

    I am so tired of being "me".

    I am a negative person with a short temper and a general dislike for people. I am unhappy with myself and everything about me. I'm afraid there is no way to a better life. I am just so tired of being me and I wish I could change...I just don't know how.
    PixieDustSami PixieDustSami
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 5, 2014

    Not Sleepless In Seattle,willl I Ever Be Happy

    Christ where do i start.  Born and raised in Hastings, are you bored yet cause i am, moved out of home when i was 16 because my step father was a first class *****, sound familiar anyone? and had to share a box room with a younger hateful brother that i would wake up to find...
    vicinspain vicinspain
    31-35, M
    Nov 11, 2010

    my boyfriend is ruining my life.

    he wants my life to completely revolve around him. any time i'm not around him, he's texting me either telling me how much he loves me, or how much i suck. he truly believes i don't care even though all i do is care. i'm getting so sick of it, but i love him so much that i can't...
    bostonlove1 bostonlove1
    26-30, F
    Dec 27, 2013

    Depression it all starts with an ache in the

    chest. you get this overwhelming feeling of self loathe. it whispers in your ear like a fly which won't die. you're worth nothing. why does it matter? don't get that work done, it won't matter when you're dead. do you see any future laying ahead? you don't. you're a failure...
    FlyAwayMyZephyr FlyAwayMyZephyr
    18-21, F
    Dec 9, 2014
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