According to the philosopher Epicurus there are 3 major things that one should balance to achieve happiness without increasing pain:
1. True Friends: that can you give a broader perspective of who you really are or seem to be. Discuss ideas and that are present in your life
2. Freedom: in all aspects, like ideas, finance, physical, etc.
3. Analyzed Life: Understand who you are, get conscious about your behavior, how everything is interconnected and what is your purpose in life...just to start :-)
These 3 things are interconnected and reinforce each other. Have a nice one!