The Happiness Quiz

Let’s see how much you know about what makes you happy –

1. What is the one most important factor of sustainable happiness?

A. Enough Money

B. Positive relationships with friends and family

C. Success Rate

D. Age and Beauty

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Right answer – B. Positive relationships with friends and family

80 year long study done by Harvard found that the most important predictor of happiness and wellbeing was the quality of our relationships.


2. Money makes you happy when –

A. Spent on shopping luxury items

B. Spent on purchasing the luxury car you always wanted to have

C. Spent on a trip with family and friends

D. All of the above

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Okay so this answer is pretty much subjective.

But research has found that “Happiness is derived from spending money to foster relationships with family and friends, enhance our competence on a skill of hobby, gain autonomy”

Right answer – C. Spent on a trip with family and friends


3. Wellbeing is the result of pursuing goals that –

A. Make you rich

B. Make you famous

C. You set becuase of social pressure

D. Resonate with your true self and give your life meaning

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Right answer – D. Resonate with your true self and give your life meaning

Cantor and Sanderson (1999) reported that wellbeing was lowered when people sought relatively self centred goals related to physical attractiveness, fame and wealth.


4. Which of the following interventions can produce a long term increase in your levels of wellbeing?

A. Gratitude. Remembering Three Good Things that happened each day

B. Optimism. Writing about your Best Possible Self

C. Strengths. Using signature strengths in new and different ways for a week.
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Right answer – A. Gratitude. Remembering Three Good Things that happened each day

Martin Seligman and his colleagues tested interventions to see which had a lasting impact on wellbeing.

Three Good Things exercise led to increase in wellbeing levels for even after 6 months.

Then was Using Signature strengths in a new and different way for a week

The Best Possible Self intervention produced largest immediate increase in wellbeing followed by gratitude exercise.


5. One heated argument or negative, hurtful comments can erase how many of positive acts ?

A. 5

B. 1

C. 10

D. 20

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Right answer – D. 20

Research has found that one cruel and thoughtless act or comment can wipe out entire month of affection and tenderness


6. Happiness leads to Success.

True or False.

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Right Answer – True.

Sonja Lyubomirsky and her colleagues found that Happiness is not just a result of success, but also an important cause.


7. Which of the following activity can instantly give you significant boost of happiness?

A. Shopping

B. Helping someone

C. Playing games

D. Reading

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Right answer – B. Helping someone

When Martin Seligman was asked about what should patients in depression do that can make them happy instantly he said “go and find someone who needs you help and help them”


8. Which of the following can you continue to do everyday to be happy?

A. Plan your activities in the day, Choose freely what you want to do

B. Get your chores done and complete the work you were assigned

C. Go to the party because all your friends are going

D. None of the above

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Right answer – A. Plan your activities in the day, Choose freely what you want to do

Research found that – Autonomy or the freedom to choose things you want to do, was highly correlated with wellbeing.


I really hope you enjoyed this Quiz.

I have tried my best to inform you about all the facts and findings of research through this quiz. All the information was taken from the book Positive Psychology. The science of Happiness and Flourishing. By William Compton and Edward Hoffman.


Please let me know your feedback. What did you like, what you didn’t. What would you like to know more about

All your thoughts are welcome! ❤️

Blinded love

oh yes,

you might’ve had issues

but I did not notice them

for you shine so bright

with kindness and love

that everything else

seems trivial

#blindedwithlove

I want to give

I want to show you beauty. I want to give you love. I want to give you pieces of mine that you will hold close to your heart at times of difficulty, just to remember my warmth.

I want to give you hope that you will turn out to be the gentleman you always wanted to be. You will be the change and not follow patriarchy. You will be loving and kind and spread family values as you always wanted. You will be a example for others to follow.

I want to offer you a safe space, where you go to when this world seems cruel and it feels like you can’t take it anymore. I want to hold your hand and sit with you through the pain.

I want to love you with all my heart and take care of that beautiful soul of yours. I want to be sunshine for you when the clouds are dark. I want to be gentle rain for you during the scorching heat of the afternoon. I want to be the butterflies that dance around you when you are happy.

I want to be your friend and your biggest fan, someone you can count on when you feel like you’ve had enough. And when you feel like you can’t go on anymore I want to be the wall that you lean against as you sit with face covered in palms. I want to be the same wall that helps you get up and carry on.

Do you know what makes you happy?

When will you be happy?

Think about it….

Maybe you’d come up with something like – when I get a nice job, when my boyfriend stops fighting with me, when my book gets published, when…..

Okay.

Can you be happy right now?

Umm… Idk maybe…

What can make you happy right now?

A pizza!

Hahaha… I know you were thinking something similar….

Or maybe a dog

Or maybe cat

Or maybe your best friend


Yesterday I talked to my friend and she said there is so much trouble going on right now…

I’d be so happy if this all just ends..

And I thought about it…

Do good things really happen when bad things stop happening?

She was right at her place… When everything around you sucks hurts, you might feel like things will be much better and you would be happier without all this

But are you really happy when bad things stop happening?

No!

You won’t have a pizza if you are not eating vegetables

You might have something else!

What I mean is, we focus too much to making the bad stuff around us go away….

We try to make things right

And that’s okay!

Completely okay

But we’re under illusion that this will make us happy

We might feel relief… That okay… Thankfully this is over

But are you really happy?

Nope!

You need some different activities to make you smile…

As Martin Seligman once said that his patients came to him saying ‘I just want to be happy’ what he translated was that ‘you don’t want to feel distressed’ and then after working on the patients anxiety or depression issues, he thought he will get a happy patient… But he didn’t. he got an ’empty patient’. That’s when he said you cannot have mental health and wellbeing just by eliminating depression and mental illness, you need different activities to build wellbeing.


Just because it isn’t raining doesn’t mean there is sunshine

You can work on this…

Think about what really makes you happy and do more of that in your daily life

Take a little break from fixing everything n just be… Create your happiness…

Especially during these challenging times… That’s what you need to do the most 🌼💖🌻

But maybe being happy is not your priority right now… Maybe it’s caring for your friend or family member who is struggling. And that is okay, you can take some time to recharge yourself by listening to your favourite song, reading a paragraph from your favourite book or talking with your sister, just do it. Take a little time for yourself too, that way you have more to give others… When your cup is full, then you can fill others💗💕

Know better do better quotes

It is doubtful whether any heavier curse could be imposed on man than the complete gratification of all his wishes without effort on his part, leaving nothing for his hopes, desires and struggles.

– Samuel Smiles

I’ve experienced this so much during lockdown. I mean my basic needs were met. But there was no need to work, like no pressure to study.

Earlier it was fun.

But then I realised there is no enjoyment without work.

No fun in being idle

Doing something you love is fun

Real joy is doing what you love and doing something engaging.. something that is really meaningful to you.

I mean seriously imagine…

What would happen if you had everything you wanted and you didn’t have to work?

Can you live like that?

Maybe for a month… Maybe three months maximum

But I cannot live like that

I realise there is so much joy in working

We don’t really give work the respect it deserves now do we?

Hating Mondays is like a worldwide phenomenon

Okay maybe I don’t get it coz I don’t work yet

But because of this lonnngggg lockdown maybe we all would have realised the importance of looking forward to work, having something good to do..

This quote made me realise that maybe we should feel blessed that we get to work.. every day

Speaking of which…

I am just done submitting my case studies and essays for positive psychology exam. yayyyyy! (just one module done! thankfully 7 more to go.. hey I love learning it.. 😅)

Now I’ve to study for final year exam next month

I’ll start from Monday!

(if I feel like studying.. :p)


But really need a break now!

Good night guyssss!!❤️❤️❤️

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