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Do you smile and laugh often?

I don’t laugh or smile often,sometimes I get enjoyment through socializing but seldom laugh and smile.Its because of anhedonia,depression.Is there a way to train myself to be happier,is it even possible to do that?:slight_smile:

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It took me more than two decades to get to where i am, but there are always ways to make your life more bearable, if not enjoyable. Finding the right treatment that works for you is key. Trying to accomplish extravagant goals is probably not the best place to start. Set realistic goals that you can actually accomplish, sometimes it’s the little things that add up that can bring a little happiness. And never give up, no matter how impossible or hopeless it may seem to change things. A little faith in yourself and maybe a higher power, a little luck, and some old fashioned hard work can always help. Hope this helps, sorry if I just sound dumb.

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Life isn’t too serious. I laugh all the time. I used to be a hard ass about some things but these days I couldn’t care one way or another.

It takes some living but you can be happy and do the right thing! Listen more. Conversations is about listening and answering nicely. People remember you if you remember their names…it’s all pretty simple and keep smiling! It does work!

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You can start smiling to the mirror for 1 minutes 5 times per day and also laughing to the mirrow for 1 minute 3 times per day. It will pump your emotional state.

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No

I would love to laugh and smile more.

I get told I frown and grunt.

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i can’t laugh! and it’s not because i’m serious person.

I read that smiling and laughing even if for no reasons gets your endorphins going and makes you feel good
Some places have yoga laughing lessons

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What do you think is the reason.I find myself laughing,speaking very little too,it makes me sad

Mainly when I am talking to my brother or my boyfriend.
Or if I’m having a strange moment and laugh for no reason because my mind tells me something funny. But then others don’t find it funny lol.

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Smile almost never, laugh frequently, funny stuff is funny laughing is easy, smiling is hard and when forced just feels wierd and not good

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Are you on antipsychotic?if you are it seems antipsychotic doesn’t affect your laughter

No i am not, never found meds that work, and i hate the side effects, most even make my symptoms worse

i have no idea…maybe it’s meds maybe flat affect maybe something else
can’t remember last time i laughed while socializing

i do chuckle sometimes when i see some interesting meme etc, but that’s not laughing

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I mostly smile, real laughter is rare but it happens.

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I don’t laugh or smile much. If I smile it’s often a nervous smile.

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Everyday… I thank God for everything I have

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FYI: fake laughing still produces endorphins like genuine laughter.

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Doesnt work for me, just makes me feel wierd and less good. My brain doesnt function right

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Im sorry im a bit tired, fake smiling makes me feel wierd and bad, fake laughing is alright. But fake smiling is just super awkward

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I always smile. :slight_smile:

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