If you're trying to figure out how to be happy, a good place to start is to look inside yourself. Countless people spend so much time reacting to their environment and the people around them that they forget that true happiness comes from within. If you're not happy about who you are deep inside then your interactions with the outside world won't be as positive as they could be; you'll waste a lot of energy on external events and other people instead of improving yourself.
Examining yourself means looking at your amazing strengths, talents and abilities as well as your areas for improvement. Pay close attention to the past hurts and unresolved issues that hold you back and take action to heal them. Get to know who you really are and where your passions lie so you can follow your dreams instead of settling for whatever comes your way. Being happy in life starts with you having the courage to look inside yourself.