Sometimes it seems like no matter what you do, happiness is never here to stay. The truth behind being a person that is optimistic and remaining happy is that it takes constant work. Being happy and staying in a positive mindset , is something that must be learned. If you are someone that is a control freak and you feel the need to control the outcome of every situation, then you may feel unhappy quite often when things don't go your way. Happiness can most often be found when you surrender control over the outcome of situations and relationships. When control is surrendered, things happen as they should. Happiness can be found in day to day life by enjoying the company of the people you love, fulfilling your purpose at work and doing hobbies that relax your mind and rejuvenate your soul. Take the time to find activities that you can do solo that make you feel good. Find relationships that make you feel supported and loved. Get a job that makes you feel like your time on Earth matters. When you have all these positive things in your life, the outcome of a negative situation can not affect your positive mindset as much and you will remain happy regardless of what negative situation comes your way. However, it does take time to get to that place in life. But once you do reach fulfillment and balance in daily life, you will feel amazing and the work it takes to remain happy will come naturally.