My Happiness, My Choice

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Happiness is a choice, and right now, you’re either happy or you’re not choosing to be happy.

Let’s say you have been in a roller coaster of emotions lately. One second, you feel extremely happy and content by yourself. The next minute, you are in bed alone with your depressing thoughts.

Despite these, I know you still try your best to feel better. You’ve been alone most of the time, and you’ve encouraged yourself to be happy with your own company.

So lately, you haven’t really been very productive. You’ve been physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausted. If you were to summarize your week, you couldn’t remember a thing because all the other things you did have gone with the wind as soon as you were done with them.

Let’s say you were like me.

Let’s put yourself in my situation.

Imagine that you were me, and I were you.

Imagine that you were prettier (LOL).

Okay, that’s a bad joke. Sorry. 😛

I was feeling this way lately. I felt motivated to do nothing. Everything I did only felt like chores to me, and this wasn’t the first time. This happens to me sporadically, and when it does, I try my best to make myself feel better.

So lately, I remember doing these two things to feel better and be happy.

Staying away from social networking sites.

I’ve noticed that I’ve been on SNS a lot for the past few weeks and it has been causing me a lot of stress. Last week, I started scheduling a time where I would log out of Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and all messaging apps. The struggle was real, but I tried my best to stay away from what was causing me too much stress. I feel stressed out talking to people, but sometimes, I feel more stressed out because people are not talking to me. I still log back in, of course, but I am glad to be able to stay away from socializing over the Interwebs even just for a little while.

Listening to music that I find good for my soul.

I have been seeking comfort in indie and stoner rock music lately. These are two of my favorite genre of music, and I haven’t listened to it for a long time because I’ve been caught up with so many things.

So I am stressed out and I want to be happy…Alone. I need to learn how to be happy alone.

 Now playing on repeat:

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How’s life lately?

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  • ..But Diana, I ‘am’ prettier, downright gorgeous even 😄😄

    • LOLOLOLOL yeah I think so too hahahaha

      • Thank you thank you 😄😄😄

  • ….life could be depressing at times….its up to us to drown in depression or try to move ahead….

  • I feel that way too. Talk, or not to talk? Blog, or not to blog? I think setting a schedule like you mentioned helps.

  • Some good strategies for feeling better. Staying away from social media site can work both ways, I suppose. Some people would feel miserable without social media. My outlook is that life is simply too short to be miserable for long. 🙂

    • I couldn’t agree more with the last sentence. And I am so glad to hear from you again, Millie! How are you? I hope you’ve been great! 🙂

      • Hi, Diana. I’m very behind in visiting blogs, so I’m sorry I haven’t managed to get to yours for a while. It’s even becoming difficult for me to squeeze in a few of my own posts and respond to comments.
        I’ve wondered a few times how your writing is going, and your ‘long-distance’ relationship. I remember thinking a while ago that it sounded as though that wasn’t going too well (the relationship, I mean). Has it now come to an end? (Don’t answer that if you’d rather not. I’m just curious.)
        I’ve been on the verge of having a blogging break for a while now, and will probably do that after Christmas. It’s time I got this third book done. I may pop on to put up odd posts, but I really need more time to write. Hope you are keeping in good health and still enjoying your teaching. 🙂

  • I totally 100% relate… I couldn’t sum it up any better! I recently deactivated fb for a week and a half (I’m normally a multiple times a day user) for this exact reason!

    Ps. Love that version of THAT song! Have Arctic Monkeys version on my phone 🙂

    • I love Arctic Monkey so much! Hehe. Hozier’s cover is also great. Have you listened to it? 😀