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Happy Day 2 (Science of Happiness)

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Updated 5 months ago

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What is one thing that makes you feel happy?
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Happiness is a feeling that comes from within. Scientists study how we can use our minds, bodies and environment to increase our happiness! Things like spending time with friends, exercising, and helping others can help us be happier!
The Science of Happiness
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Positive Psychology: A scientific study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive. Growth Mindset: Believing that one's abilities and intelligence can be developed through dedication and hard work. Gratitude: The appreciation of the good things in life, from the small and simple to the large and complex.
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Happiness can make us healthier. Studies have found that people who are happier tend to have stronger immune systems and lower levels of stress hormones. Laughter is one of the most powerful tools for increasing happiness. It has been proven to reduce negative emotions and increase positive emotions. Smiling, even when you don't feel like it, can make you feel happier. Smiling releases endorphins and can even help you feel more connected to those around you.
Did you know?
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Read the Article called "The Science of Happiness"
Go to Canvas
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Brain break: Draw a dog playing guitar on a surfboard
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What are some activities that make you feel happy?
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Go to Canvas and fill out the worksheet!
As you watch the Ted Talk
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10. Poll
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Can happiness be learned?
  • Yes
  • No
11. Open question
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Do you think that happiness is a choice?
12. Open question
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Work together in pairs: What is one way to increase your happiness that you can practice today?

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