There are some periods in your life when you just feel sad, down and unhappy. Then there are periods in you life when you just feel happy and I can honestly say that I am very happy. I have had (as anyone else) very tough times, and sometimes it's hard to feel that easy feeling; happiness. I'm in a good place in my life right now. I recently moved into a new apartment with the man I love, I'm saving a lot of money to be able to travel as much as I can and I'm just happy.
I think it's important to come to terms with that life is unfair. When I was young I always dreamed of being rich, and I couldn't understand why I wasn't. I was kind and I always tried to be strong, even though people were mean but I didn't become rich anyway. I had the same feeling for many other things, I always wanted what I didn't have. But my dad was a very positive person, he always talked about how important it is to see the world from a positive angle, so I tried to do that. When my dad past away, I tried to be as positive as I could. I don't mean that we shouldn't be sad, of couse it's important to grieve, be down and sad sometimes, but we can also choose how we see the world. Maybe everything happens for a reason. When you're stuck in traffic and thinking about all the stuff you miss, be happy to have a little time for yourself, do something you wouldn't have done if you weren't stuck in traffic. Think of how small of a problem being stuck in traffic really is. Think this way: "Can I change the fact that I'm stuck here?" the answer is probably "No, I can't change it". Then why be angry about it? You're just wasting energy being in a bad mood when there is literally nothing you can do about it? If you're stuck in traffic, then you have a car, you have a home and you have your health. I know it sounds cliche to say that, but it's true. If you think this way throughout the day you will be an happier person. And it doesn't take a day to change the way you think, for me it took years, but finally it comes naturally. Be happy for what you got and don't waste the little energy you have each day to highlight the bad things, highlight the good things instead. Almost everything has a silver lining.