It's an ongoing process. You don't wave a magic wand and say "I'm going to be happy forever and ever from now on", but you do have to take small steps to get a little outside of your comfort zone. Even then, you'll still have days where it's hard. So, it requires some patience with yourself just to identify your triggers so that you can anticipate when you might feel a little worse than usual and come up with a plan for handling it.
4 years I had and still kinda have major depression and anxiety
I deal with depression by not avoiding it, numbing it, or denying it. By being truthful with myself about how I feel, I actually am healing mega parts of me in the process.
you chose to be happy, you chose to be sad, depression comes from sadness, it never goes, until you chose to be happy.
it was a slow process....i just kind of grew out of it