'Good Mood' can infect people around us and make family life more pleasant. Experts were invited to the 'Good Mood Everyday' seminar held recently to share ways of how to achieve happiness through appreciating others and showing gratitude. Speakers also shared ingenious ways to teach children as well as how to use the eyes, ears, mouth, hands, body, brain and heart to facilitate communication between couples.
Experienced social worker and motivational columnist Ms Chiang Wai-yu has a formula for achieving happiness: regardless of circumstances, you can achieve happiness as long as you are willing to change your thinking, beliefs and attitudes. She pointed out that love of kinship, friendship and romance can all help people feel happy. Spreading universal love and naturally showing concern for others can also help one achieve even greater happiness. Therefore, we should be grateful and treasure everything we have. There is no need to envy others of the things they possess which you don't have. By putting aside this jealousy mindset, one can live happier and more contentedly. Meanwhile, she also encouraged members to take the initiative to find happiness in life and shared the following tips on achieving happiness:
|Mindful Eating||Go through the training of 'eating raisins slowly': Learn to be thankful and appreciative of life from every slow act such as slowly chewing a raisin, observing the appearance of the raisin, sniffing the smell of the raisin and enjoying the taste of the raisin.|
|Achieve happiness by being thankful||
|Happiness starts from appreciation||
|Formula for happiness||
|Love can help us achieve happiness||
Find happiness in love
Psychiatry specialist Dr Mak Wing-chit, Ivan emphasized that providing children with a sense of security is the most effective way of parenting. Frequently threatening your children as a means to communicate with them is self-defeating. The relationship between parents can also affect children's perception of their spouse or the opposite sex when they grow up. A good husband and wife relationship can help set a good example for the children.
|Providing your children with a sense of security||
|TIME OUT||Let children reflect on their mistakes in a safe environment when they have done something wrong. Parents should stand quietly at one corner and observe them. This can provide a sense of security to the children.|
|TIME IN||Show appreciation, encouragement and support when children perform well.|
|The relationship with your husband/wife is an example for your children||
Good communication depends on eyes, ears, mouth, body and mind: