It can be hard to be happy, especially these days, and harder with ADHD. But-
Affirmations: Every morning, state, “I choose to be happy today.”
Learn to cope with your ADHD.
Minimize contact with toxic people.
Help someone else.
Laugh a lot, even if you have to force it.
If you work, find a job that you enjoy. This may take some time. The pay, if adequate, may be less important.
If you have an actual depression, get treatment. It is quite effective.
Practice basic self care: sleep, exercise, healthy eating, meditation.
Ask for help when you need it.
Counter negative self talk.
Set reasonable goals.
There are many other tips in the links below. Try them. Find the ones that work for you.
Personal Notes O the Day:
- My father was a very simple man, with very simple wants. All he wanted was a whole lot of money.
- FYI, I am happy. Hope you are too.
- My spiritual life is an important happiness factor for me.
- Perception is an important tool. You have some control over how you label or define a situation (see reframing.)