In twelve-step recovery we talk about being Happy Joyous and Free. But maybe sometimes we ask , "But how...?" (includes whining voice).
Well, here is a set of instructions--a recipe perhaps--from the Father of Positive Psychology, Martim Seligman at The University of Pennsylvania. It's important to note that Seligman is not just some happy-talking guy. He is a scientist who studied depression and anxiety for years ...what he says here is not just his opinion or a couple of good ideas. This prescription is founded on his research and longitudinal study.
Here is what happy people do and what they attend to: