Daniel Kahneman, pioneer of behavioral economics, talked about the 2 ways we perceive happiness and the conflict between them. There are these notions of experiencing self and remembering self. As you probably have guessed, experiencing self is the one that live in the moment and experience our life, while the remembering self is the one that recalls the memories of our life and experience. They are the reason why being happy in your life isn't the same as being happy with your life.
When I ask you, how you are feeling now, your experiencing self will be the one responding to the question. If I ask you how was your day yesterday, your remembering self will replay your memories of the day before and answer the question. Differentiating these 2 entities is crucial to understanding what happiness is.
No one can explain this better than the man himself so I've embedded the video below. Happy watching.