It’s National Act Happy Week, but for many people who suffer from depression, acting happy is easier said than done. Research shows the difference between people who are flourishing and those who aren’t lies in the magnitude of positive emotions they are able to self-generate from everyday pleasant activities.
Our day-to-day positive emotions improves our overall wellbeing. Actions you take today to improve positivity don’t just effect today’s wellbeing, they also help to create next month’s increases in wellbeing.
So how can you make yourself feel happy? It often takes daily practice and mindfulness, but you can fake it ‘till you make it when you follow these daily actions for a happier, healthier you:
These are great reminders for anyone who wishes to live a happier life, but for those who struggle with chronic depression, feelings of sadness can be a constant, underlying emotion.
Depression isn’t just a feeling; it’s an illness. And fortunately, depression is one of the most treatable mental disorders. If you are experiencing signs of depression, there are many mental health resources available for treatment. TMS Neuro Institute is one of the earliest adopters in using transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to treat depression in Los Angeles. To schedule a consultation, call 888-823-4867 or book an appointment online.