Why Embracing Happiness Can Be Difficult

When faced with life’s challenges, it can be challenging to see the good around us. When we can’t recognize the good around us, it can be hard to be happy. It is so easy to focus on the negatives and the problems in our life. This spiral of thinking can affect our mental health in a majorly negative way. 

Many believe that if everything is not going as smoothly as possible, then their lives are “ruined”. Others have a hard time coping with day-to-day stressors. Either way, embracing happiness can be difficult. It’s never a bad idea to reach out to a therapist in order to jump-start your happiness journey!

How BetterHelp Can Aid You 

To embrace happiness, we must not take the good things in our life for granted. We must acknowledge our feelings of sadness, and shift our perspective. For some people, focusing on happiness is as easy as pie. For other people, it is laborious to function normally. That is where therapy can come in! 

BetterHelp has quickly grown in popularity over the past few years, and for a good reason. They make it their mission to be readily accessible for those who need more than just a couple of hours a week. There are many success stories from current and previous BetterHelp patients that can be found on their website. Many have received help with their depression, anxiety, stress, etc. BetterHelp counselors want their patients to be able to embrace their best life!

Success Stories

Read the following success stories on how these individuals were able to embrace happiness with the help of BetterHelp!

I’ve Felt Better And I Know Exactly Why: Self-Care – Becca 

“When I signed up for BetterHelp, I was mainly looking to handle my depression and anxiety, but also tackle issues related to stress, sleeping issues, family issues, relationship issues, and childhood trauma issues. I felt that I had so much to talk about that it was difficult for me to even find where to start. Even on medication, I was struggling to handle my depression and anxiety in a healthy way. I was doing well, but I knew I could be doing better….Self-care and self-love are the most important things I’ve learned from Jason. I’ve always been a loving person; but to others, not so much myself and I wasn’t aware of that. Jason has helped me realize not only was I forgetting myself, but that it’s okay to put myself first and it doesn’t automatically make me selfish or a bad person. Saying no to things I don’t truly want to do is not a bad thing. In the past, I would find myself doing things I didn’t want because I knew that the other party wanted to do it. But now I can confidently turn down a night out for dinner and not feel bad because I need to be at home alone in my own space.”

I Learned How To Chart A Course For A Healthier And Happier Future – Bobby 

“The main components that drew me into BetterHelp were the price and flexibility. I work 50 to 60 hours a week and have a hard time committing to appointments, so the online format is perfect for me. I like that I can book a call with Michelle if I need one, but she is also there if I just need to message her or vent about something. I feel that the advantage to in-person counseling is the obvious human touch it gives, but I can get that with Michelle through a video or phone call if I need to. It’s the best of both worlds. And the price tag makes long-term counseling affordable – BetterHelp costs a fraction of what other people charge. Overall, thanks to Michelle’s support on BetterHelp, I improved my self-confidence and got into a healthier and more positive frame of mind which I have been able to sustain so far for a few months. Compared to where I was five months ago – hopeless, heartbroken, in pain, etc, – this is a huge accomplishment I’d say!”

Is BetterHelp For You?

Whether you choose BetterHelp or a local counselor, just know that therapy can most certainly work for you! There are many reasons why you should consider therapy, and these success stories are a few.

After taking a quick preference quiz, BetterHelp assigns you a therapist that best matches your requirements. This preference quiz allows BetterHelp to understand what you deem most important in your therapy sessions. 

With BetterHelp, you have 24/7 access to therapists, articles, quizzes, and self-help guides. The best way to find out if BetterHelp is for you is to try it or talk to someone at BetterHelp.


Marie Miguel has been a writing and research expert for nearly a decade, covering a variety of health- related topics. Currently, she is contributing to the expansion and growth of a free online mental health resource with BetterHelp.com. With an interest and dedication to addressing stigmas associated with mental health, she continues to specifically target subjects related to anxiety and depression.