Positive things in a sad life

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hello. i’m 24. it’s been 11 years since i have lost my friend. we grew up together and it was very hard to deal with something like that, it happen suddenly. i was 13 at the time and that loss defined me as the person i am now. i suffer from panic attacks and anxiety for 6 years and depression much longer. i value happy moments and i know that life is nice, but sometimes i forgot that.
i would like to know what are positive things in your life and what helps you to move on with your life every day when you are filled with sadness?

Category: Tags: asked February 21, 2015

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Hi, there.Well, my pets help me a lot. You could also go to your pets, or get some if you don't have any. As well as watching movies/series that make me happy, or listening to music. Finding a hobby, something that will take your mind of things and help you to focus on the task at hand. I draw a lot. You could read, writing, do sport or other creative things. Any of things could possibly help you. :)
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My friends, my animals, and doing the things I love most are what helps me most when I am sad or unhappy. Listening to music and reading take my mind off the present moment and this can help stress and sadness past. I recommend doing the things that you love to do as much as possible. When the world seems so big and scary and awful I find focusing on the little things that you notice in everyday life that make you smile or at least feel more relaxed and happy is the best thing to do. Simple things such as the sound of trees rustling in the breeze, having a ladybug land on you, patting a dog you pass on the street, or seeing a couple of young children laugh and play together. Absolutely anything that makes you feel a little better, whether it's getting to sleep in on the weekend, or going for a long walk, you should focus on those nice little things. After all, the big picture is made up by lots of little things- both the world and your own big picture.
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I've found baking really rewarding. There's just something fulfilling in creating something (not just baking)...working with your hands is also very grounding and soothing, in my opinion. The relationship I have right now motivates me to keep going, but I try to rely on self-sustained resources as well. Whenever I feel like I don't have anything to live for, forcing myself to smile can help change my thought process.
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I'm so sorry that happened to you </3 Whenever I'm battling my depression, I'll watch movies, go for walks with my camera in hand, take pictures, or go to the park and (this sounds childish but it's my favorite thing to do) swing on the swings for like an hour. Sometimes, I'll gently swing on them and write poetry. Once and awhile, I'll make myself tea, pull the office chair near the window by the roof, and just feel ((cold)) air on my skin. That's just me. Find time to do what you love, and get your mind off of it. :) Good luck with everything. I'm always here if you need me <3
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thank you everyone for great positive advices and for your time and support!! :*
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I agree with you about what a life is and how it goes. I have Kemetism - my religion. And a friend whom I talk with in skype. Both of these things prevent me fro committing suicide or ending up in the psycho hospital.


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