How to be Truly Happy With Your Life

How to be Truly Happy With Your Life

Happiness is something we all try to achieve.

Each of us discovers happiness in our own reasons such as our relationships, accomplishments, health, spirituality, or even wealth.

Where do you find happiness?

This lesson will improve your English speaking skills and help you understand where you sit on the happiness pendulum; and what matters most in your life.

Part I: Let’s Chat About the Photo

Finding Happiness 1

1. Why is he throwing the girl in the air?

2. Does she appear to be nervous?

3. Do you think the tide is out?

4. What happened to his shoes?

5. Do you think you could toss a girl this size that high?

Part II: Take the Survey and Talk About It

1. What’s the most powerful status symbol in your country?

  • Clothing
  • School
  • Career
  • Home
  • Car
  • Neighbourhood
  • Other

2. Is money a high, medium or low priority in your life right now?

  • Obsessed
  • High
  • Medium
  • Low

3. If you could double your current income, what would do with the money?

  • Buy more things
  • Take more vacations
  • Pay off debts
  • Pay the mortgage
  • Something different

4. Which simple things in life have you done recently? Choose all that apply.

  • Smell a flower
  • Listen to some mood music
  • Watch the sunset
  • Read a novel
  • Play with my child
  • Meditate
  • Something different

5. Do you have personal goals?

  • Yes
  • No

6. How happy are when you’re at work?

  • Very happy
  • Reasonably happy
  • Unhappy

7. What could you do to make your job more rewarding? Choose all that apply.

  • Help others
  • Express creativity
  • Suggest improvements
  • Take on more responsibilities
  • Another initiative

8. Would you rather have deeper relationships with existing friends OR
develop new friendships?

  • Deeper relationships with current friends
  • More new friendships

9. What made you smile today? Choose all that apply.

  • A joke I heard
  • Some good news
  • A friend’s voice
  • A family member’s achievement
  • Other

10. When was the last time you helped someone, volunteered, donated
goods, or gave to charity?

  • Recently
  • A while back
  • I can’t recall

Part III: Share Your Opinions

Finding Happiness 2

Discuss the Photo

1. How many cups do you see?

2. What type of beverage is in the cups?

3. Why haven’t all the mugs been filled?

Discussion Activity

The Science of Happiness

Psychologists and researchers have recently spent time researching the very important question previously left to philosophers: What makes us truly happy?

Below are 10 scientifically proven strategies for becoming happy. From the list below, choose the ones you want to focus on more often.

Compare and discuss your responses with your instructor and peers.

10 Strategies

• Get out and exercise
• Savor everyday moments
• Smile even when you don’t feel like it
• Make friends, treasure family
• Take initiative at work
• Give it away, give it away now!
• Put money low on the list
• Avoid comparisons
• Have meaningful goals
• Say thank you like you mean it

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How to be Truly Happy With Your Life


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