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Being happy with what you have is a matter of focusing on the good things in your life, letting go of unrealistic burdens and expectations, and doing your best to make yourself feel good in the here and now.
And positive emotions – such as enjoyment and hope – help us to connect with others and build our capacity to cope when things go wrong. Trying to live a happy life is not about denying negative emotions or pretending to feel joyful all the time.
Taking time to appreciate the pleasures life brings, however small, can promote satisfaction even when things don't turn out how you hoped. The positive emotions you experience when savoring life's little joys could: improve heart health. strengthen your immune system.