Birds of a feather flock together. If you want to be happier you need to associate with other happy people. You need to spend a minimum of one hour a week with other happy people. You also need to reduce the time you spend with unhappy people to less than one hour per week. Happy people are generally wealthy, successful people. They are happier than everyone else because they are able to create more happiness events in their lives. But what if you don’t know any wealthy, successful people? What do you do? Where do you find them? You find them on boards and committees of churches, synagogues, food banks, business associations, community sports associations et. al. Many board and committee members of charitable, civic or community organizations are made up of wealthy, successful people.
Spending more time with happy people and less time with unhappy people will change your mindset from negative to positive. It reprograms your mind. Plus, when you make new acquaintances with other happy people they will, in time, introduce you to their relationships, who also happen to be other happy people.