How to Be Happy When You Are Alone and Depressed?

how to be happy when alone and depressed

It is easy to be alone and happy for some, but for some, it gets really hard, which results in anxiety and depression.

You should understand that to feel happy, you don’t need the company of anyone. You can be happy alone and have fun, and that’s what you are going to learn in this article.

If you don’t know how to be happy when you’re alone and depressed? Or how can you make yourself happy when you’re alone? Then let me help you through this article.

It may sound impossible, but it is not.

I have shared seven ways by which you can be happy when you are alone and feeling depressed.

7 Ways To Be Happy When You Are Alone and Depressed

1. Get a Digital Detox

Getting a digital detox means staying away from social media if you are feeling depressed alone.

I know it sounds ironic as I am telling you this through an article on the internet but trust me, it is beneficial.

Start small, start with 10 mins or 15 mins of staying away from social media, cell phones, laptops, and other devices.

Just be with yourself. People feel depressed after spending time on social media by seeing how happy others are, and then they judge.

Does it happen to you?

If yes, then social media detox will really help you in being happy when you’re alone.

2. Read a Book Can Help You Spend Time Alone

Reading a wonderful book helps you in distracting your mind from the negatives and the feeling of loneliness.

Books can take you places you never thought of; through books, you can also connect with the author and what he wants to tell.

Books will help you kill your aloneness as it distracts you from your overthinking and depressing thoughts.

3. Have a Healthy Lifestyle

If you are alone, then the other way to be happy is to exercise. Researchers show that when you work out, your body releases good hormones, making you feel fresh and happy. I can understand that motivating yourself to work out when you are alone and depressed is hard, but you can start by eating healthy.

Eat a salad or anything healthy and refreshing. Drink juices; this will really help you in

Researchers found that a healthy diet was associated with a significantly lower risk of developing stress, anxiety, and depression. It also helps in improving the mood.

4. Repeat “Let’s Do It” To Yourself

It’s obvious that not always will you feel like doing something when you are sad and alone.

So, what can you do?

You can try to motivate yourself by repeating to yourself, “Let’s do it” or “Let’s try it,” in this way, your mind can help you in motivating you. Repeating motivational phrases to yourself can help you in taking better steps to cope up with sadness.

To be happy when you’re alone, you are the only person who can motivate yourself.

Motivation builds determination to achieve something. Here, you want happiness, so motivation can definitely help you in achieving it when you are depressed and alone.

So give it a try.

5. Don’t Suppress Your Emotions

I have noticed many of my friends who feel anxiety and depression. They have one thing in common, and that is the suppression of emotions. They try to suppress their emotions; for instance, as they want to be happy, they don’t cry when they feel like crying.

If you feel like crying, then cry; if you feel angry, be angry; do not pressure yourself to be happy. This will really not help, as suppressing your emotions can cause physical and mental pain to your body.

6. Listen to music

Personally, I love listening to music when I am alone and when I am feeling low. Music really helps as it gives better control to emotions. But understand that don’t listen to some sad or emotional songs when you are alone as it will make things worse.

Try listening to rock or pop, jazz, etc. Here is research that proves that music can change improve your mood:

Music seemed to effectively improve listeners’ mood, trigger empathic processes, and reduce feelings of loneliness, which supports the notion that both music production and perception engender social cognition. Overall, participants reported feeling less lonely after listening to their personal music, irrespective of their prevailing mood state (sad or neutral) or the applied mood repair strategy (distraction or comfort).


7. Snap Some Photographs

I like when I snap some photographs. It makes me happy when I am alone. Just use your phone camera and snap amazing photographs. I personally like clicking photographs of nature.

happy being alone while clicking pictures of sky
picture of trees and sky

These are pictures that I have clicked(I know they are not that good)

While clicking these pictures, there was a big smile on my face. You can also try snapping some cool pictures to help you be happy when you are feeling sad and alone.


To be happy when you are alone and suffering from depression, the best way is to do anything you love, listening to music or painting. Do what you love, stay away from social media for some time and just be yourself.

Stop comparing your life with others and just put a big smile on your face. Always be optimistic. This can really help you in being happy.

I hope this article must have helped you; feel free to ask questions in the comment section.

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Written by Mukund Kapoor

I'm Mukund Kapoor, a reader, thinker, and self-taught writer. Welcome to Mukund Kapoor's blog. I love to write about Spirituality, Success and Self-improvement. I sincerely hope my articles help you find the answers you're looking for, and I wish you a pleasant voyage over the vast expanse of existence. Wishing you all the best.

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