I'm finally in a good place, how can I stay that way?

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I am a 23 Y/O male that has anxiety/depression due to my childhood. My whole family thinks im gay because i never bring girls around. (They don't understand that i have had Social and General anxiety, that makes making friends very difficult for as long as i can remember). I always suspected they felt this way but it was confirmed yesterday. Im not gay nor do i have a problem with gay people. But i feel betrayed but relieved at the same time. 

In a sense im happy because i don't feel like i need them. The thought of letting them go and moving on with my life actually brings me relief. For a moment i felt like because im not so worried about what my family thinks about me that i caught a glimpse of happiness. 

My question is, how can i stay in a better mood? Like i said i finally caught a glimpse of happiness and i want to run with it and live my best life. But i have had anxiety for so long its like a cycle. Im happy but i know the anxiety will eventually make its way back around like it always does and kill any sort of happiness i have. 

Beginning of the discussion - 3/25/20

I'm finally in a good place, how can I stay that way?


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@Wolfpack2714 just keep doing what you're doing! Let go of those people who are judging you and making you feel down and just do you! Throw yourself into you favorite hobbies or projects (you may have more time for that now with the coronavirus haha) and don't look back!

I'm finally in a good place, how can I stay that way?


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@Wolfpack2714 I'm with Lupus38. Keep on moving forward. What you should do is to put together a 5 year plan. What do you want to achieve this year and the next years to come. You're 23 years old with a big future ahead! That glimpse of happiness you experienced, grab on to it as there's more coming. Find some quiet time (Try 6 am in the morning) and sit down with a pen and paper. Write down what you want to accomplish this year and the next few years. That 5 year plan will get you on the right track. Most people in life just wing it and see what happens to their future. Successful people don't do that. They actually see themselves in a particular role or setting and they find out everything they need to get there. The internet. Use it as your encyclopedia to put together your grand master plan. 

Time is Gold. Every second and every minute makes and shapes your future. If you do something positive today, it can spring you forward to greater things. I want to hear more about you and how your doing. Good luck and Godspeed and most importantly don't give up!

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