Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions. Dalai Lama
I would add “it comes by your own actions and thoughts”.
If we can get ourselves to a mature spot, we can recognize that any unhappiness in our lives is born from our own actions and thoughts.
It’s a tough place to get to for sure, but something I believe to be worth struggling with.
Recognizing this truth is one part of the equation, the other part is actually likely to be most helpful.
Want to be more happy?
Act and think happier.
This seems a little daunting if you think in absolutes, but I would suggest just keeping it simple.
Try to think and act happier more today than you did yesterday.
Perfection or continual happiness isn’t the goal, better than yesterday is.
Think one more happy thought than yesterday.
Take a moment to think about what you would do at this moment if you were happy, then do it.
Make it a great day.