Welcome to HW
Yes, some of us get lost in life. I remember when I got here, I was quite the same as you. A thing that worked for me was to praise and enjoy everything I can, all the time. Praise the food I have, praise the computer I am able to use, praise the friends I have. That keeps me aware of the wonderful things, instead of only the bad.
Being grateful to use something, rather than to think it is normal you have it also breaks the emotional attachment towards things. A year ago, I couldn't if the TV wouldn't receive a proper signal for instance. And I believed that next thing I bought would solve my problems. Or that girl would solve my problems. Now, I am just grateful to use things, so that when it is broken or lost, it ain't a problem.
But take gradual steps, it is impossible to want a complete change of mind in an instant. Just challenge yourself every day with some minor things, like making up your bed, or take a jog. And reward yourself after you have done something like that. That is important.
Brad, I wish you all the best!
P.S: I am 18 atm, so quite your age. Feel free to contact me with whatever!
Acceptance is the key
The World is but a reflection. Smile, and it will smile back.Try to keep smiling! :)