What can we do to be happy in life? How can we avoid being unhappy? Four psychologists give their advice.

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What do you do to be happy? Which of the advice in the text do you think is good advice? Are happiness levels high in your country?

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FRANGOGA 20 July, 2017 - 19:30

After reading the statements from the different psychologist, I could be in agreement with most of them. I don't know, at least from my own experience, it seems to me that advices from A to C are kind of logical, however I differ from D. If I've learned something in my life, overcoming oneself weak points is something that can provide loads of happiness. Nevertheless, and to be honest, I would firstly recommend to find the happiness by following advices from first psychologist. Having a balanced body-main status, a strong relationship network and some weekly high-flow experiences are the first step to feel good with onesefl and with each other. I would like to finish making mention of another factor I consider importanat but it has not be alluded in the text: the weather. Some studies have demonstrated strong linkers between happiness and a good weather. Maybe that is the reason why in Spain, country with an enviable weather all along the year, we have the highest levels of happiness of Europe.

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catastrophe 15 July, 2017 - 10:55

If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands!! ✌
Isn't it something we all have learnt from childhood? As a kid, this poem always kept nagging me. I was supposed to clap only when I was happy. But whenever my teacher recited the poem, I found myself clapping. As this little nagging grew troublesome, I couldn't stop myself from asking my teacher about it. And guess what she said?
"It's not just a poem; it tells us that people are meant to be happy always. We should be ready to clap anytime."
As a kid of five, this seemed a bit tough to understand, but after getting used to my mum's lectures, I got used to it. To be happy, you gotta just believe!!! ✌

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mjruizam 15 July, 2017 - 08:36

From my point of view, it's very important to have goals in our life for being happier and motivated because you have something for fighting every day. In orther words you have a motivation. To be honest, I like putting to myself new challenges and goals every day because this encourage me to keep going until the end even though sometimes it isn't easy

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Lunanga 19 June, 2017 - 12:48

Okay,what's makes me happy is to be focused to what I am doin'.
And if someone asks me "What's the levels of happiness in your country?" I cannot response to that 'cause I'm kinda antisocial and I am interested in others' feelings.

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fay4 12 June, 2017 - 10:55

I actually don't do specific thing to be happy ... it depends on the case , for example being happy in winter is drinking something hot however being happy in summer is sitting down below the air conditioning . The most useful advice in my opinion were A and C because it is only about the person ... in some ways people don't have good people around them .. so they have to stand alone and that doesn't mean they can't be happy !
Unfortunately happiness level in my country isn't high :/ .

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Elsa007 13 June, 2017 - 15:35

Wow, good to hear that you're a mentor for happiness!
Another example for being happy in a rainy day is listening to the cozy sound of rain while reading a book and to be happy in a sunny day is just looking up the blue sky and watching moving clouds.
Hmm.... cloud nine!

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wiseteen 23 May, 2017 - 19:21

my HAPPINESS consists in my FAITH. Being grateful to the Almighty, for everything I have... knowing that everything will be okay in the end, and if it isn't okay, it's not the end, just believing in this can draw a smile on my face. Just knowing that the Almighty loves me and won't make anything that will harm me in the future, even if it seems hard to accept it in the present. Sometimes GOOD things fall apart so that BETTER things come together, that's my principle in my life, and that's why, thanks to God, I'm happy :) <3

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hadia 24 May, 2017 - 08:43

Yes. Absolutely! Faith is the seed from which happiness evolves. Nearer to Almighty, Nearer to happiness, :)

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Elsa007 28 April, 2017 - 15:03

I do agree with all the advice in the text, and particularly I do like B! As I grow up, I really feel I need a person who I discuss personal feelings with. It's lucky if I find someone for 'self-disclosure'. Yes, as the advice says, it's very important to learn how to listen effectively to others, but actually I'm not a good listener that people say...! Well, I'll try, try to develop stronger relationships to keep happiness <3 <3

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hadia 27 April, 2017 - 05:57

happiness lies deep within the soul. It's all about your heart's situation which makes you feel gloomy even in daylight fun and makes you happy even in the darkest alleys.
There are various ways of happiness. Some have material pursuits to gain it and some feel it by staying with loved ones. Love the way you are, accept your deficiencies. Try to improve yourself but not change your lovely ways for someone who doesn't care. Your family loves you and you've faith in yourself. That's enough for your road to success. Being ungrateful to the Almighty, for the things he bestowed you with, is just like being blind. be happy and live life the way you are with you loved ones.
Stop regretting, start experiencing. It'll make happiness crawl towards you. :) That's what I think.
Sadness will give nothing but passing out each second of life with a great positive notion will make things better and life would be worth-living.

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Elsa007 28 April, 2017 - 15:09

Hi poet hadia!
I'm happy to chat with you <3 <3, happy to stay with you <3 <3 and happy to feel good with you <3 <3

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