tHE SCIENTIFIC MAP OF HAPPINESS
HAPPINESS IS THE COMBINATION OF....
BEING SATISFIED WITH YOURSELF
NOT LOOKING IN THE PAST OR WORRY ABOUT THE FUTURE
MAKE MOST OUT OF WHAT YOU HAVE
"There is more happiness in giving than there is in receiving.” (Acts 20:35)
HAPPINESS IS NOT BEING WEALTHY AND BEING ABLE TO BUY EVERYTHING YOU WANT
Increase your happiness by..
THIS VARIES FOR EACH PERSON
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40% OF YOUR HAPPINESS IS CONTROLLED BY YOUR THOUGHS, ACTIONS, AND BEHAVIORS.
50% is due to genetics
10% is based on your circumstances
Search to Find Meaning
STOP PLAYING BY THE RULES
STEP OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE
FIND YOUR JOY
APPRECIATE THE INDIVIDUAL MOMENTS
START LIVING A LIFE THAT YOU WANT TO LIVE. ONCE YOU REALIZE THIS YOU WILL BE ABLE TO FIND A BETTER MEANING TO YOUR LIFE.
YOU BECOME MORE OF THE PERSON YOU WANT TO BE EVERY TIME YOU OVERCOME YOUR FEARS. THE MORE YOU DO THIS THE MORE OPPORTUNITIES THAT WILL BE OFFERED TO YOU.
FIND WHAT MAKES YOU SATISFIED EVERYDAY.
TAKE A STEP BACK AND LOOK AT THE THINGS YOU HAVE . THOUGH IT CAN BE CHALLENGING TRY TO APPRECIATE THE MOMENTS THAT MAKE YOU HAPPY EVEN ITS THE MOST SMALLEST THINGS IN LIFE.
MOST PEOPLE WHO HAD SOME TYPE OF ADVERSITY IN THEIR LIFE TEND TO BE MORE HAPPIER THAN PEOPLE WHO DON'T. PEOPLE WHO FACE ADVERSITY SEEM TO VALUE WHAT THEY HAVE MORE .
HAPPINESS IS LETTING GO OF THINKING WHAT YOUR LIFE IS SUPPOSED TO LOOK LIKE AND CELEBRATING IT FOR EVERYTHING THAT IT IS
THINGS THAT EFFECT HAPPINESS
WAYS TO INCREASE YOUR HAPPINESS
THINGS THAT DECREASE YOUR HAPPINESS
>HAVE MEANINGFUL CONVERSATIONS WITH A FRIEND OR FAMILY MEMBER >THANK SOMEONE FOR SOMETHING THEY DID FOR YOU >HELP SOMEONE, DONATE MONEY, GIVE A GIFT TO A LOVED ONE OR FRIEND >SAVOR GOOD MEMORIES THAT YOU CREATE
>COMPARING YOURSELF TO OTHERS/ENVY PEOPLE >NOT HAVE ANY CLOSE FRIENDSHIPS WITH OTHERS >HOLDING RESENTMENT TOWARDS SOMEONE >DON'T DWELL IN NEGATIVE THOUGHTS
Science gives advice to be Happy
Spend time outside: It helps better with mental health, and even just looking at images of nature scenes can help the parts of your brain show happineess, positive, and emotional stability
Exercise: Research suggests that regular activity may lead to lasting happiness and helps you feel better about yourself
Sleep more: not sleeping enough may lead to lower levels of happiness and studies show little sleep can damage job performance and academic performance
Be a friend or need a friend: Positive friendships help us feel more confident, less stressed, and happier. When are in trouble it is said to talk to someone and they usually make things better
Bright colors can make your day: It is said by scientist that if you use bright colors on yourself or around you it tends to bring a smile. It tends to change the mood a bit and the people around you
HAPPINESS AROUND THE WORLD
The Great Gatsby
"Gatsby believed in the green light, the orgastic future that year by year recedes before us. It eluded us then, but that's no matter – to-morrow we will run farther, stretch out our arms farther…." (9.149)
EVEN THOUGH GATSBY DIDN'T LIVE LIFE IN BOUNDARIES OR FOLLOWED THE LAW, HE NEVER ENJOYED THE MOMENT.
HE HAD COME A LONG WAY TO THIS BLUE LAWN, AND HIS DREAM MUST HAVE SEEMED SO CLOSE THAT HE COULD HARDLY GRASP IT. HE DID NOT KNOW THAT IT WAS ALREADY BEHIND HIM....(9.189)
GATSBY NEVER ENJOYED HIS LIFE OF WHAT IT WAS NOW , INSTEAD HE KEPT LOOKING AT WHAT HIS LIFE COULD'VE BEEN WITH DAISY,AND WHAT IT COULD BE IN THE FUTURE.
A PROJECT BY: Zainab, Rizvi, and Sophie