The world is not all sunshine and lollipops. It just isn't. Stuff happens, and we get caught up, and we forget about what's really important. Suddenly, we're not happy. We look around and we see other people looking happy, and we wonder what's wrong with us. Why are we so miserable?
So, first things first: You need to understand that even really happy people are not happy all the time. They do, however, have internal wiring that causes them to react in three basic ways when bad things happen and their in-the-moment happiness is quashed. These hard-wired responses are what keep them, in a general way, happy no matter what.
Sadly, not everyone has the wiring that generates this internal sense of continual happiness. In fact, most people don't. However, with a small amount of conscious effort, the effects are relatively easy to replicate. In fact, you can do this no matter how down you feel. Just use these three strategies: