A simple strategy to feel happier in your day-to-day life is to be in your ‘flow’. You experience ‘flow’ when you’re so involved in something that you lose track of time.
When you’re doing something you love, time really flies, right? This is a huge contributor to your happiness. Why don’t you start doing more activities that allow you to experience ‘flow’ and activities that serve your intrinsic values.
Make time to do the things that truly make you happy. Have more time to play that musical instrument you love simply because it’s fun.
Try to find and embrace the elements about your work that makes you happy. Nothing is mundane when it feels fun.
Spend more time with the people whom you love, the people who make you feel loved and who make you smile and laugh, instead of the people you think you should hang out with just to get ahead, or be perceived as being cooler or of higher status.