A very quick way to be happier right now is to have an attitude of gratitude. Look for things you are grateful for in your life. No matter what is happening to you right now, there is something to be grateful for. It can be gratitude for the people in your life, the food you ate today, your job, an upcoming vacation. It can be as simple as having electricity or indoor plumbing.
Find the silver lining.
In every negative situation there is something positive. Find it! It will give you hope. It is something positive to focus on. Acknowledge the bad, feel the feelings associated with it. Then find the good. Feel those feelings. Concentrate on that. You can’t change what has already happened, but you can change your reaction to it.