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If you or someone you know is on anti-depressants and STILL not happy, there's a legitimate reason for that.
Here are some proven methods for overcoming the blues:
Empathy is still appropriate. Don't dismiss someone else's sadness, fear or concerns because their ideas don't bother you. If they're upset, that is the reality to accept. Condescending comments never make unhappy people smile. Becoming happy is a process, not a command to be obeyed.
Oh - hearing the phrase "Thank You" is only one of many sounds that can lift your mood and everyone else's. Here's a bit of amusing insight about how sound can affect your mood. Fill your life with birdsong, uplifting words and music.
If you or someone you know is facing illness and feeling miserable over that, find out why medical and mental health experts recommend that you read It's MY Crisis! And I'll Cry If I Need To: EMPOWER Yourself to Cope with a Medical Challenge. It's filled with happiness-creating ideas!
Get your running shoes on, or listen to some music. Snap your fingers, tap your feet, and let your heart soar like a bird. If you're bed-bound or have difficulty moving about, ask for help. Your assistant will probably appreciate the change of pace as much as you.
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