Interacting on this site helps me. I spend a lot of time alone, and I start to brood over injustices done to me, real and imagined. I’ve discovered that expressing positive sentiments helps me stay positive. There is this one psychological theory that how you feel depends largely on how you’re expressing yourself. You don’t laugh because you are happy. You are happy because you laugh. I get overwhelmed by anxiety in social situations, though. I’ve pretty well decided I am going to put minimal effort into socializing, but I am not going to cut it out completely. I brood too much when I am alone.