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How am I supposed to be happy?

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Dr. Cyma Khalily
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: WOW!!

Though question as this can get into the existential.
Live life to the fullest. Be with family and friends. Exercise and eat and sleep well. Find a hobby. Get a career that you love. Help others. Get a pet. So many parts of life to promote happiness. Now being happy and not being depressed are tow different things. So if you are depressed seek treatment with a psychiatrist or therapist or both.

In brief: WOW!!

Though question as this can get into the existential.
Live life to the fullest. Be with family and friends. Exercise and eat and sleep well. Find a hobby. Get a career that you love. Help others. Get a pet. So many parts of life to promote happiness. Now being happy and not being depressed are tow different things. So if you are depressed seek treatment with a psychiatrist or therapist or both.
Dr. Cyma Khalily
Dr. Cyma Khalily
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Dr. Donald Hazlett
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It's the journey.

An old saying is "happiness is in the journey".
In spite of the cliche nature of that saying it has a great deal of truth in it. Happiness as a result of a goal achieved is real but fleeting. True happiness is a continuous process of doing things we choose to do and enjoy doing. One goal reached demands another goal to be set or the happiness turns into a chore or even worse, a burden. Enjoy!

In brief: It's the journey.

An old saying is "happiness is in the journey".
In spite of the cliche nature of that saying it has a great deal of truth in it. Happiness as a result of a goal achieved is real but fleeting. True happiness is a continuous process of doing things we choose to do and enjoy doing. One goal reached demands another goal to be set or the happiness turns into a chore or even worse, a burden. Enjoy!
Dr. Donald Hazlett
Dr. Donald Hazlett
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Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Clinical Psychology

In brief: You can't always be

In Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth, Robert Biswas-Diener stresses the importance of directing your attention to the good, checking your interpretations of events, looking back and savoring moments that made you smile, using your strengths, having a calling, balancing pleasure with meaning, focusing on relationships, and remembering it is a process, not a place.
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In brief: You can't always be

In Happiness: Unlocking the Mysteries of Psychological Wealth, Robert Biswas-Diener stresses the importance of directing your attention to the good, checking your interpretations of events, looking back and savoring moments that made you smile, using your strengths, having a calling, balancing pleasure with meaning, focusing on relationships, and remembering it is a process, not a place.
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Dr. Sherry Broadwell
Dr. Sherry Broadwell
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