Therapy is in Session: Topic is choosing to be HAPPY :)
Being happy is a choice. Not all days will be good to you, but that doesn't make them the worst days of your life. There will always be times where life test you. We are all strong enough to past the test. Thinking positive and choosing to be happy is not always easy. Sometime we have to let it out. Sometimes we have to cry. Sometimes we have to isolate ourselves to heal. There is nothing wrong with any of those things... as long as it is a part of your healing process.
Being diagnosed with Severe mood swings and clinical depression, it was a lot of days that I had to choose to be happy. I would ramble on and on with my negative thoughts and then notice how much time I'd had wasted doing so. I still struggle with negative thought and becoming agitated for no reason. I know it is simply a part of my illness. I separate from people because at that point I'm no good to be around anyway. While in isolation, I gather my thoughts and remember how blessed I am. I tell myself repeatedly, "I am not my thoughts, I am my actions". I clear my head and continue with my day. These are my coping mechanisms for choosing to be happy while fighting depression daily.
Finding a happy and healthy space comes with time and choice. Over time you will choose different things/people/places that we feel makes us happy. Those situations may only provide happiness for a certain period of time and you may lose interest later. Your goal is to find a consistent happy place in your life. It's ok to try different things and let different things in and out your life. That's ok, as long as your are in control. Control your life. Control your space. Control your mindset. Control YOUR HAPPY!