Blog Post #3: Ram Happy

Blog Post #3: Ram Happy

The major lesson I’ve learned from this semester’s content would be to simply stay positive and have a happy life. The whole meaning of this class is for a person to learn how to cope with life being in a happy state, and without learning the content I have this semester I wouldn’t have had any ideas on being happy. The Science of Happiness classed allowed me to learn in different and more effective ways on the true definition of happiness. The topics that were most meaningful to me would be depression and mood states, and romantic relationships because those are what I focus on more in my daily life and they both have the greatest impact of my happiness. Mood states are very important to me because I do find myself going through different views a lot. Sometimes I can be so happy, and then find one little simple thing wrong and it ruins my whole mood. Also when I have relationship issues it tends to effect my mood greatly. Smaller topics that I can connect for larger insights would be positive psychology, discovering strengths and virtues, and social emotional learning because those all tied together can help create something that a person just might need to be happy in life.

I definitely will keep these insights by my side because if I ever start to feel down or stressed out, I know there are things I can do and think about to help me get myself back on track. Changes that I’ve already made were focusing more on the positive things in life and how far I can go by knowing my successes count greatly towards happiness. I believe one thing I do need to still work on is my thoughts of being able to get things done. I know I can accomplish and get my tasks done, but I sometimes become down about it because I feel I could do better, so I sometimes doubt myself.

How I plan on sharing all of this information after class is over is by telling people you’ve got this. Things happen in everyone’s lives, but allowing these topics from this class will really help others because sometimes a helping hand is needed. If I were to see someone crying about a relationship, or even if I overheard someone speak about how they’re stressed out, I could easily tell them about methods I’ve learned that could possibly help them within their situation; you could never go wrong with a little meditation as a stress reliever. 			</div><!-- .entry-content -->
	
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Blog Post #2: Ram Happy

Blog Post #2: Ram Happy

Two topics that I find relate greatly to each other are the Mindfulness and Positive Emotions topics. Being mindful to me is all about trying to have control over your life and decisions. Mindfulness is being able to have power over your emotions, behavior, and well-being. This is why I compare mindfulness and positive emotions with one another because also having positive emotions also effect what kind of life you live. It’s almost as if without having mindfulness in your back pocket, it’s hard to try to have positive emotions in your every day life. Without mindfulness, a person probably wouldn’t want to have “positive emotions” in their lives because they don’t understand the true significance of mindfulness, and it’s abilities to help one’s life grow. For something to differ, I can’t really come to say just what because I feel like all of these topics are related, even if it’s in the slightest way. Nothing negative is drawn to my attention to be able to say something within these topics differ.

Using weeks 1-6 content definitely helped me understand our later topics, in ways such as from week 5’s “Focusing On Strengths.” Week 5 helped me learn more about week 9’s “Getting to Know Yourself” simply because of the fact when you “get to know yourself”, it would make sense that you learn strengths about yourself. You can’t get to know yourself without learning new capabilities, and also things you could possibly not be so strong at.

From both blog posts, they both have made me be able to understand what the big picture in life is. Lessons that I’ve been able to gain from the class these weeks have helped me know that life isn’t all about your failures, or your successes, but it’s how you go about growing from them both. You can’t just focus on one major thing because it distracts you from being able to be better in life. You have to sometimes accept the fact obstacles are going to come your way, but know you are the bigger person by how you overcome your difficulties and how they make you feel towards happiness. Changes that I’ve made to my daily habits would be just to know that my happiness is more important than me feeling down about things that can happen. What inspired the changes is that I need to stop being down about the bad things in life because my happiness is more important.

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Blog Post #1: Ram Happy

Blog Post #1: Ram Happy

These weeks of class have really made me understand  what “Science of Happiness” is truly about. The Mental Health Model and whether you’re flourishing I believe relates greatly to the Depression and Mood State aspects because they connect by having the same reasoning. You can’t be flourishing if you’re depressed, it just doesn’t make sense. In order for you to protect and promote your mental health, you should be somewhat in a stage of being happy with life. Positive Psychology also is in the same agenda as the Mental Health and Depression and Mood State qualities because Positive Psychology is about your happiness and well-being. It deals with things such as forgiveness and letting go of what you can’t control, which can eventually help lead to a better mental health.

Something that definitely was new to me would be the topic of discovering our strengths and virtues. The VIA Character Strengths Survey told me something new about myself because my highest strength was honesty, not that I don’t think I tell the truth, but being that there is so many other strengths to have, mine happen to be honesty. I came to understand more of why this was my strength because when I think about how I am, I tend to be a very blunt person. So this is why honesty is my biggest strength because I don’t sugar coat for anything, and now I can truly tell that honesty would make complete sense for being my highest strength.

The Genetic Influences on Behavior topic is something that has helped relate my life to class because it was all about how you are what you are, simply because of genetics and where you come from. The family tree activity was something quick and easy to help understand traits that flow throughout your family. This activity was very significant because it allowed me to find something so simple, and be able to connect it to many members of my family and let me know ways that we are so similar to one another, and why we are a family.

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