Happiness is a thing that all of us want but very few of us know how to get. Luckily, there are lots of ways to achieve (get) happiness. Psychology research shows that happy people make more money, perform better at work, live longer and have better marriage than everyone else. Scientists believe that happiness believe that happiness is “less a matter of what you have than the things you do.”
One factor is that happy people are grateful for the things they have. Being grateful can be difficult, since there are many terrible things going on in the world that make all of us sad for a lifetime. However, gratitude can actually make the bad parts of life seem more bearable (less difficult). According to one study, people who take time to (spend enough time to do something carefully) write down the things they loved are 25% happier at the end of 10 weeks than those who do not.
Another factor is that happy people like themselves. No amount of happiness will ever make a difference if you’re unhappy with yourself. People have many reasons why they may hate themselves, but negative attitudes like these do nothing but harm you and prevent you from living a fulfilling life (a life that makes you fill happy because you are doing the things you like).
Happy people care for their health. When most people think of diet and exercise, they rarely associate happiness with these activities (to associate something with another= to find connection between them). Studies showed that exercise can release some chemicals (let the chemical flow in the body) known as endorphins, which can really improve your feelings. Also they have revealed that people who eat a diet high in fresh foods, vegetable and fruits do not get sick more often than those who don’t.
A further factor is the time they spend with other people. Happiness is infectious (moves from one person to another), and if you surround yourself with people who are generally positive, you will probably find yourself with the same attitude. This is especially important if you have self-esteem (confident)—happy people can help you even when you don’t feel like doing it yourself.
Identify the for areas mentioned in the passage. Explain how each of them work/or dose not work for your happiness. (15 lines= 3 paragraphs)0 This entry was posted in Reading stage 1 by Parviz with ۸ comments