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20 Happiness Quotes For When You're Feeling Lost And Depressed

Sometimes, life sucks. We all get that way; that heavy feeling in your gut where you’re just not happy. Maybe there’s nothing that’s even making you unhappy, you’re just in a rut that you can’t seem to get out of.

You reminisce about the times when you felt happiest, wishing you could just go back to being that carefree girl when the world was SO much bigger.

Then life happens.

And you get sucked into daily routines and the same lunch every day and life just feels bland. You want to quit your job or leave your deadbeat relationship or follow your secret passion no one knows about, but you just feel lost.

What’s the point? Happiness is sometimes the hardest thing to obtain in our lives, even though it’s always all around us.

In our friends, our passions, our relationships; happiness is SO close, yet so far away. So why is it that it seems we get so lost in life, happiness is unattainable? Distractions, stress, anxiety, failing; these are the things that hold us back and keep us from reaching our full potential for happiness.

We run from the things we truly want to do, because we fear that failing will feel worse than having never tried, which is SO not true.

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Fail. Fail a million times, because then at least you tried, and at least you were doing something you LOVE. Leave your crappy relationship, because you’re wasting time you could be spending with someone who makes you HAPPY.

Sure, responsibilities exist and you’ve got to think realistically, but does that mean you have to feel miserable in your life? No. Find the things that make you happy.

If you’re stuck in a job you hate, but you have to stay (even just for a little), start doing things after work that make you look forward to waking up.

Work out, make art, start a blog (or read some inspiring quotes)! Do what makes YOU happy, because you can’t run from yourself. Life can feel like a never-ending maze, and honestly, no one has it all figured out yet.

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So don’t take your days for granted, enjoy not knowing, be happy with the unknown, and find something to smile about EVERY DAY.

This is just the beginning, and we’ve got the inspiration to kick you off into the start of your journey to happiness. It’s right in front of you!

If you're searching for the best quotes and memes to share with the people you love (or just want to feel inspired yourself) ... look no further! From the sweetest love quotes, inspirational sayings, and hilarious friendship truths, we've got you covered.

Take the road less traveled.

Happiness Quotes When You're Depressed

"Difficult roads lead to beautiful destinations."


You deserve everything.

Happiness Quotes When You're Depressed

"You deserve to be happy. You deserve to live a life you are excited about. Don't let others make you forget that."


Remember to thank the ones you love most.

Happiness Quotes When You're Depressed

"You. Not wanting me. Was the beginning of me wanting myself. Thank you."

Finding peace is sometimes difficult.

Happiness Quotes When You're Depressed

"She is at a place in her life where peace is her priority and negativity cannot exist."

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It is what it is.

Happiness Quotes When You're Depressed

"Happiness is letting go of what you think your life is supposed to look like and celebrating it for everything that it is."


The worst days are over.

Happiness Quotes When You're Depressed

"So far, you've survived 100% of your worst days. This too shall pass."


Choose happiness.

Happiness Quotes When You're Depressed

"Sometimes happiness is a feeling. Sometimes it's a decision."


Life loves you.

Happiness Quotes When You're Depressed

"She loved her life and it loved her right back."

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Believe it.

Happiness Quotes When You're Depressed

"I believe in the good things coming."


You are unstoppable.

Happiness Quotes When You're Depressed

"A woman is unstoppable after she realizes she deserves better."


Bless this mess.

Happiness Quotes When You're Depressed

"Embrace the glorious mess that you are." Elizabeth Gilbert


Embrace experiences.

Happiness Quotes When You're Depressed

"Do more things that make you forget to check your phone."

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Happiness is timeless.

Happiness Quotes When You're Depressed

"Being happy never goes out of style."Lilly Pullitzer


You don't find happiness, you live it.

Happiness Quotes When You're Depressed

"Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute..." Denis Waitley


Enjoy life, imperfectly.

Happiness Quotes When You're Depressed

"Don't wait for everything to be perfect before you decide to enjoy your life." Joyce Meyer


Every ending is a beginning.

Happiness Quotes When You're Depressed

"New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings." Lao Tzu

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Happiness Quotes When You're Depressed

"Don't wait for someone to bring you flowers. Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul."


You are living.

Happiness Quotes When You're Depressed

"And here you are living despite it all." Rupi Kaur


Take time.

Happiness Quotes When You're Depressed

"Take time to make your soul happy."


Do you.

Happiness Quotes When You're Depressed

"Don't feel guilty for doing what's best for you."

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Abby Jamison is an editorial intern in her last stretch to finish her undergraduate degree. She loves reading and writing above all else, but road trips are a close second. She finds most of her inspiration from feminism, LGBTQ+ history and travel.