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Steps to being happier :

1). Gratitude Think of your life right now. What good things are there to be thankful for? Start listing them on a piece of paper or just go over them in your head. The fact that you can find many positive things in your life no matter how depressed you may feel is comforting and will change your mood.

2). Pause in the Moment If you stop for one moment and forget the future and the past and concentrate on now, look around and ask yourself what is everything like now, you will see that there are no problems or worries in the present. Bring yourself into this present and forget everything else at least for as long as you can.

3). What if…? What if you get that job you want? What if you make a new friend? What if everything goes well? What if and then something positive is mind changing! Instead of you always thinking negatively you will begin to expect something positive. Change can be good…

4). At least.. No matter how bad things appear you can always find a positive. Try adding at least to the end of your sentences when you here yourself begin to complain.
I am fed up with my job but at least the hours are flexible. He talks too much but at least he is honest. This also will help you to think more positively. Depression makes everything black and this technique can help bring in a little light.

5). Stop saying I can’t – Realize that there are few things you can’t do mostly what you are saying is that you don’t want to do something. Examine why this is so – is it fear? Star correcting your statements and also those you tell yourself. you will be more happy as a result.

6). Decide to be happier – Sounds too easy but yes you can decide to be happy or unhappy now! Decide to change what you can and accept what you can’t and decide to be happy and more positive. You will weaken the grip that depression has over you.

7). Start imagining things improving – What you can see as possible, is possible. If you dream something you can make it real. The only thing stopping you is your thinking and your fear. As soon as you think things can improve and you have the power to change your mood will be lighter and happiness much closer.

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