Will you be happier when things are easier? Waiting to feel happy is like covering your new sofa in plastic so you can thoroughly enjoy it when the kids are grown. You put up with the discomfort for a better time in the future.
The time is NOW to live a happy life. Remember, a happy life is not defined as a problem-free one. A happy life is one in which we find peace, fulfillment and meaning despite the problems and setbacks.
It is a mindset that requires consistent attention towards cultivating a feeling of contentment by finding value within ordinary events. We can achieve this by expressing appreciation, love, and gratitude within the day to day events (Frederickson, 2013). When we do this, we attach meaning to them and through these meaningful experiences, we may find a lighter more positive feeling.