Leaflet: Why Teens should be Happy? by Nooh Adnan

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Happy huggers

Turn that frown upside down!

Learn how important being happy is and why people experience it

 

Although it may seem clearly straight forward, not a lot of today’s adolescents understand the concept of happiness. That is why it is our primary objective here at happy huggers to spread joy among the anti-social depressed teens of today.

 

Importance of happiness for teens:

Despite the fact that teenagers are a part of an age group who are maturing, and experiencing a new sudden wave of depression, unhappiness and a general “sick of everything” attitude; truth is that more carefree and happier teens seem to be able to gain more success than their counterparts. Not only at school with academic and social successes, but also later on at life by maintaining a positive outlook at life and never giving up. It is why we do what we do, to ensure a happy life for our applicants.

A number of studies, from numerous sources, agree with our claim and have concluded the following:

  • Studies by the university of Warwick detail how happier teens make more income by the time they reach their 30’s and those who could not gain as much success were simply grateful with what they already had and were willing to put more effort to gain the reward.

 

  • In a test taken by University of London, results show how happier teens get up to 30% higher in tests and overall grades.

 

  • Research at Wharton business school show how happier teens are more likely to overperform in what they choose to do, because they choose what they are happy doing.

 

  • There are over hundreds of studies across the globe that suggest that teens who are happier are also healthier, with a happier person experience a 27% decrease in risk of cardiovascular diseases and end up living longer

 

  • Depressed teens make others around them feel uncomfortable around them which lead to them becoming anti-social. Happier teens on the other hand bring joy to the people around them, even if they don’t realize it, which is why they are more likely to make friends in any situation.

 

What makes people happy?

Happiness isn’t an equation of math to solve, or a push of a button that can change your emotions and cure you of depression. Obtaining happiness is a long and insightful journey where changes inside of you will be subtle. We cannot grant you happiness, but we can give you the means of earning it. As Aristotle says, “the purpose of the human life is to find happiness, a journey that cannot be walked in a night”.

However, here are some tips and advice that we offer new members in their journey to find joy.

 

  • Be Grateful:

According to research conducted by a psychology teacher at California State University – Prof. Harold Jenkins – which confirms that teens who are grateful, are also substantially happier. This is why we daily spend time doing activities that invoke this feeling from within us.

A routine, 45 min long consists of us sharing all the things in life we are grateful for. Later on, we encourage our participants to write every new thing they are grateful for in a small journal for them to reflect on, even if there are only one or two entries, it is a step forward.

 

  • Happier, healthier:

We claimed before that being happier makes it more likely that you are healthier. The fact remains constant vice versa as well. People who smoked or drank alcohol faced more social stress than those who didn’t. Apart from that, a lot of teens suffer from over-eating in situations where they feel stressed. This is why one of the first things we like to suggest to new members is to stay healthy and eat nutritious food to keep their body happy.

 

  • Ditch the screen, switch to the pitch:

Teens who participated in vigorous outdoor activities were happier than their peers who didn’t. Likewise, those who stayed at home all day log involved in social media and were exposed to the unruly side of the internet showed more signs of depression. Parts of this “unruly side” mainly consisted of depressing posts and rants that hide the better aspects of the internet. This was true even for online video games where “toxic” gamers made fun and harassed others who were not as experienced at the game.

 

What makes people unhappy?

Here at Happy Huggers we try our level best to create a positive environment for people in our program by making sure to eliminate any problematic causes for being unhappy. We tend to take care about the following aspects to remove obstacles that candidates may face in their journey to achieve happiness, such as:

 

  • A broken home:

More often than not, most of the reasons that people experience sadness is partly because of stressful environments at their own home. While homes are meant to be a safe-haven, for some people it is a prison where they are being tortured instead of treated. This is exemplified mostly in teens who feel like nobody cares about them or that they are just lose weight, weighing everyone down and that parents and teachers are always “telling them off”. Parents need to be supportive and make sure that their child is being nurtured with care.

 

  • School:

Perhaps the main reason that students envy school so much is because of what they have to deal with there. Bullying is an issue that 55% of students have to face at school. Apart from this pressure dealt on them via studying for not getting perfect grades or not doing “the best they can” is another issue about happiness in teens. Our environments try to avoid the negative energy of a basic classroom and instead try to replace it with positive vibes.

 

  • Overthinking the situation:

By the tome a child reaches the age of 14, their brains have developed enough o be able to reflect on themselves and their lives. Sometimes however, they overdo it. By emphasizing negative emotions and focusing on anger, sadness and frustration, teens forget the better parts of their lives. We encourage our candidates to slow down and to invest their brain power into a more fruitful activity rather than self-pity.

 

  • Not feeling the love:

Studies show how physical content, such as hugging can be extremely useful for teens who wish to be happy. It doesn’t matter who it is coming from, but hugs seem to boost a person’s happiness and the brains supply of danophone (the drug in our brain that gives us the feeling of happiness) by over 25%. Teens need 8 hugs a day to function according to multiple studies, however not all students meet these requirements. It is why we call ourselves the “Happy Huggers”, and it is our goal to share this belief all over the world.

 

Where do I sign up?

If you feel like you could benefit from our program and if you would wish to participate in our dozens of activities, then please refer to our links down below where if you wish, we can advise and suggest you plans for a happier tomorrow.

 

Contact us at:

Phone number:  069 4206469                                        Post Box: 547862

Fax: 84654 867857                                                           Email: HappyHugs@runningoutofideas.com

YouTube: The Happiest Huggers ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ )

Twitter: @happyhugs

 

 

 

 

 

About froebelianwriters

I am an English Language teacher teaching O'Levels Edexcel and CIE A Levels at Froebel's International School, Islamabad. I am also working as a Subject Specialist Literacy consultant for the same school. Writing and reading has always been a passion and I try my utmost to instill these habits and hobbies in my students as well. I can be reached/contacted at fabbas227@hotmail.com or 03365287335 Happy reading!

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