True happiness is a verb.
What makes you happy? For Epictetus, the answer is you. More specifically, what you do. When unhappy, literally do something that makes you happy. However small the action may seem or short it may last, it is the starting point to your happiness.
There always comes a time when one must choose between contemplation and action. This is called becoming.
– Albert Camus
Are you constantly planning? Talk is cheap, ideas are cheaper and there is no reality outside of what you do. Thinking and talking should be aimed at acting and creating. Take control of the present and stop planning for the future, just get busy.
We should enjoy good fortune while we have it, like the fruits of autumn.
Do you stop to smell the roses? How do you conscisouly appreciate when things are going well?
Man is nothing other than his own project. He exists only to the extent that he realizes himself, therefore he is nothing more than the sum of his actions, nothing more than his life.
What is the final sum of your actions this week? Who did you become? Awareness of actions, especially habits, is key.