Happiness is doing things that you do not want to do.
The easiest thing to do is not usually the thing that will make you happy.
Happiness is knowing yourself and what makes you happy.
The world is working in your favor and the mind is not. The mind is always playing tricks on us. The brain we have was built thousands of years ago when humans were roaming the planes looking for food. We are designed to see the worst case scenario so we can survive, so we can not get eaten by a lion or bear. Now we live in a different time with less predators. Survival is always important but if we want to be happy you have to make that choice.
Make the choice to do what makes you the happiest not what is easiest!