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22 Things Happy People Do Differently
Summer Safety 4 Tips
Happiness is not something around with a spring in every
1. Don’t hold grudges.
ready made. It comes from your step. Happy people are happy
Happy people understand that
More Habits of Happy People
own ac ons. – Dalai Lama
because they make themselves
it’s be er to forgive and forget
There are two types of people happy. They maintain a posi ve
than to let their nega ve feel‐
in the world: those who choose outlook on life and remain at
ings crowd out their posi ve
to be happy, and those who peace with themselves.
feelings. Holding a grudge has a
choose to be unhappy. Contrary The ques on is: how do they
lot of detrimental eﬀects on
to popular belief, happiness do that?
your wellbeing, including in‐
doesn’t come from fame, for‐
It’s quite simple. Happy people
creased depression, anxiety, and
tune, other people, or material have good habits that enhance
stress. Why let anyone who has
possessions. Rather, it comes their lives. They do things
wronged you have power over
from within. The richest person diﬀerently. Ask any happy per‐
you? If you let go of all your
in the world could be miserable son, and they will tell you that
grudges, you’ll gain a clear con‐
while a homeless person could they …
science and enough energy to
enjoy the good things in life.
“ROCK ON ROCKAHOLICS, ROCK ON” - Matthew G.
MOVE UP Students
Rock Music is what mo vates me the most. It pumps me up to do things I know I have to do, but rather not do at all. Bands like Chevelle, Parkway Drive, Bush, Flyleaf, Oasis, Trapt, & 10 years are my favorites. ‐ Jacqueline B. I tend to listen to instrumental pieces while I'm reading material. When I am wri ng a paper, or do‐ ing a journal entry, I like to listen to music like Nirvana or Blink‐182 to get me going and keep me mo vated to finish. ‐ Callahan B. Very simply, music is my everything. When I'm doing school I always have Pandora Radio open in another tab. What I listen to most o en is rock and all of its sub‐genres, including punk, grunge, alterna ve, classic, etc. The passion and energy of the vocalists, guitarists, bassists, and drummers always perks me up and gives me a bit of ‐ Kristyn E. an energy boost.
The music that mo vates me would be ROCK!!!! Any kind will do! From Black Sabbith and Guns And Roses, to Disturbed and Hollywood Undead, if it gets my blood pumping, THEN I'M RAISING MY HORNS!!! ROCK ON ROCKAHOLICS, ROCK ON!!! ‐ Ma hew G.
“Very simply, music is my everything” - Kristyn E..
“Research shows, it’s pretty hard to be creative in a quiet space.”
Movie soundtracks mo vate me, because they are usually instrumental (so I don't accidentally type what I hear) and they are drama c and exci ng and get you pumped! Old westerns are the best. These can be found online for free. White noise can help you focus too. There is a website called "h p://coﬃ vity.com/" that plays the sounds of a coﬀee shop on loop, for free. The quiet sounds of dishes clanging, people murmuring, coﬀee being poured, cash registers dinging, and such other noises drown out the noise around you and give you the same calm and produc ve environment as a Starbucks. This brings Starbucks to me! From the website: "Research shows, it's pre y hard to be crea ve in a quiet space. And a loud work‐ place can be frustra ng and distrac ng. But, the mix of calm and commo on in an environment like a coﬀee house is proven to be just what you need to get those crea ve juices flowing."
‐ Briana H.
The type of music the mo vates me is rap music, there's just a certain feeling you get when you can connect to the lyrics. I listen to 50 cent, Tupac, Biggie, Jay‐Z, Jada, Curropt, Nas, Eminem and Hpsin.
‐ Zachary K.
Although I listen to prac cally all genres of music, I specifically enjoy Reggae and Ska. Reggae music gives oﬀ an easy‐going vibe and helps me to ignore outside distrac ons. It really helps me to calm down on a stressful day and look at things from a diﬀerent perspec ve than usual. Ar sts that I spe‐ cifically enjoy are Rebelu on, Passafire, SOJA, and Pepper. Check 'em out!
‐ Shane L.
My mo va onal songs are "Bonanza" by Akon, "I Like It" by Enrique Iglesias, "Tonight" by Enrique Iglesias, and "Loca" by Shakira. These songs all mo vate me to get up and get things done. When I was li le I would listen to music when I cleaned the house. I also would use music to mo vate me to exercise. I even start singing and dancing some mes. ‐ Teressa M.
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Music Music is like the words that can't be said Or the le ers that can't be read The sound that makes happiness or tears Some music may even take away fears Music brings people together Music will always be forever and ever ‐ Allison M.
A song I listen to get mo vated to do something is First of the Year ‐ Skrillex. In general any Dubstep gets ‐ Cris na M. me pumped to do some school work to it. ‐Sad Song: Chris na Perri ‐Ships In The Night: Mat Kearney ‐Be er In Time: Leona Lewis ‐Preludes, Op.28 No. 4 in E Minor: Frederic Chopin
‐ Alicia P.
Pearly Dewdrops Drops by the Cocteau Twins, Just give me a Reason by Pink, Hallelujah by Jeﬀ Buckely, Stay by Rhianna, Come On Eileen by Dexy Midnight Runner, Upside Down by Paloma Faith, and I Love It ‐ Brooke W. by Icona Pop.
“Movie soundtracks motivate me, because they are usually instrumental (so I don’t accidently type what I hear).”
- Briana H.
Summer Safety Tips for Young Adults Now that prom season is upon us and summer vaca on is just around the corner, young people will be on the roads, on the sidewalks, and at any number of recrea onal areas. As much as high school and college students look forward to their upcoming break, they need to be reminded of safety hazards and precau ons spe‐ cific to this me of year. For the older students, sum‐ mer me usually involves driv‐ ing, whether to a summer job or for entertainment. While no one plans to be in a crash, accidents do happen. In fact, traﬃc crashes are the leading cause of death for 16‐18 year olds. In a 35 mph crash, the forces are similar to those resul ng from jumping head first oﬀ a 3 story building for the driver and the front seat passenger. Rear seat passen‐ gers can be thrown with that same force against the front seat, causing serious injury and even death to both the passengers in the front and the back seats. That is why is it so important that all passen‐ gers in a motor vehicle buckle their seat belt and use the restraint system properly. Last year alone, nearly 5000 16‐18 year olds were killed or seri‐ ously injured in accidents— 2/3 of them were not wearing seat belts.
Another safety issue for teens, especially older ones, is that of alcohol, by itself or in com‐ bina on with driving. Alcohol use is a confirmed problem for 3 million young people be‐ tween the ages of 14‐17. More that ½ of the na on’s middle and high school stu‐ dents drink alcoholic beverag‐ es. And more than 40% of all 16‐20 year old deaths result from alcohol‐related crashes. Alcohol can also lead to death when mixed with drugs and medica ons, and drinking large amounts of alcohol can cause alcohol poisoning lead‐ ing to coma and even death. It adversely aﬀects self‐control, judgment, every organ in your body, and your mind, making schoolwork and jobs diﬃcult to perform.
States, drowning is the second leading cause of uninten onal injury death among teens, and is especially prevalent among males. When alcohol use is added to the picture, the com‐ bina on of water ac vi es and alcohol accounts for 25‐ 50% of adolescent deaths from water recrea on. Alco‐ hol is a contribu ng factor in up to 50% of adolescent boy drownings. Some ps to keep in mind to reduce the risk of drowning are: 1. Never use alcohol while swimming, boa ng, or engag‐ ing in other water recrea onal ac vi es. 2. Think about how well you swim and how red you are before entering the water. 3. Check the water tempera‐ ture, and avoid swimming or boa ng in high‐running or swi ly moving waters. 4. Wear a life jacket, especial‐ ly when boa ng.
Water safety is another con‐ cern for young people during the warm weather. Swim‐ ming, boa ng, jet skiing, and water skiing are some of the ac vi es associated with sum‐ mer, and pose special hazards to teens. The highest drown‐ ing rates within any age group are found among teens and young adults; in the United
5. Swim only at beaches that are monitored by a life guard, never swim alone, and stay close to the shore. Young adults and teens of all ages enjoy riding bicycles, skateboards, inline skates, and scooters. Every year, approxi‐ mately 26,000 people are
“ In a 35 mph crash, the forces are similar to those resulting from jumping head first off a 3 story building for the driver and the front seat passenger. ”
22 Things Happy People Do Differently Continues…. 2. Treat everyone with kindness.
worked up over trivial situa ons. Le ng
you’re be er than someone else,
Did you know that it has been scien fically
things roll oﬀ your back will definitely
you gain an unhealthy sense of
proven that being kind makes you happi‐
put you at ease to enjoy the more im‐
superiority. If you think someone
er? Every me you perform a selfless act,
portant things in life.
else is be er than you, you end up
your brain produces serotonin, a hormone
7. Speak well of others.
feeling bad about yourself. You’ll
that eases tension and li s your spirits.
Being nice feels be er than being mean.
be happier if you focus on your
Not only that, but trea ng people with
As fun as gossiping is, it usually leaves
own progress and praise others on
love, dignity, and respect also allows you
you feeling guilty and resen ul. Saying
to build stronger rela onships.
nice things about other people encour‐
12. Choose friends wisely.
3. See problems as challenges.
ages you to think posi ve, non‐
Misery loves company. That’s why
The word “problem” is never part of a hap‐
it’s important to surround yourself
py person’s vocabulary. A problem is
8. Never make excuses.
with op mis c people who will
viewed as a drawback, a struggle, or an
Benjamin Franklin once said, “He that is
encourage you to achieve your
unstable situa on while a challenge is
good for making excuses is seldom good
goals. The more posi ve energy
viewed as something posi ve like an op‐
for anything else.” Happy people don’t
you have around you, the be er
portunity, a task, or a dare. Whenever you
make excuses or blame others for their
you will feel about yourself.
face an obstacle, try looking at it as a chal‐
own failures in life. Instead, they own up
13. Never seek approval from oth‐
to their mistakes and, by doing so, they
4. Express gra tude for what they already
proac vely try to change for the be er.
Happy people don’t care what oth‐
9. Get absorbed into the present.
ers think of them. They follow their
There’s a popular saying that goes some‐
Happy people don’t dwell on the past or
own hearts without le ng naysay‐
thing like this: “The happiest people don’t
worry about the future. They savor the
ers discourage them. They under‐
have the best of everything; they just
present. They let themselves get im‐
stand that it’s impossible to please
make the best of everything they have.”
mersed in whatever they’re doing at the
everyone. Listen to what people
You will have a deeper sense of content‐
moment. Stop and smell the roses.
have to say, but never seek any‐
ment if you count your blessings instead of
10. Wake up at the same me every
one’s approval but your own.
yearning for what you don’t have.
14. Take the me to listen.
5. Dream big.
Have you no ced that a lot of successful
Talk less; listen more. Listening
People who get into the habit of dreaming
people tend to be early risers? Waking
keeps your mind open to others’
big are more likely to accomplish their
up at the same me every morning sta‐
wisdoms and outlooks on the
goals than those who don’t. If you dare to
bilizes your circadian rhythm, increases
world. The more intensely you lis‐
dream big, your mind will put itself in a
produc vity, and puts you in a calm and
ten, the quieter your mind gets,
focused and posi ve state.
and the more content you feel.
6. Don’t sweat the small stuﬀ.
11. Avoid social comparison.
15. Nurture social rela onships.
Happy people ask themselves, “Will this
Everyone works at his own pace, so why
A lonely person is a miserable
problem ma er a year from now?” They
compare yourself to others? If you think
person. Happy people under-
understand that life’s too short to get
stand how important it is to have
22 Things Happy People Do Differently Continues…. strong, healthy rela onships. Always take the me to see and talk to your family, friends, or significant other. 16. Meditate. Medita ng silences your mind and helps you find inner peace. You don’t have to be a zen master to pull it oﬀ. Happy people know how to silence their minds anywhere and any me they need to calm their nerves. 17. Eat well. Junk food makes you sluggish, and it’s diﬃcult to be happy when you’re in that kind of state. Everything you eat directly aﬀects your body’s ability to produce hormones, which will dictate your moods, energy, and mental focus. Be sure to eat foods that will keep your mind and body in good shape. 18. Exercise. Studies have shown that exercise raises
happiness levels just as much as
free. Being honest improves your mental
Zolo does. Exercising also boosts
health and builds others’ trust in you. Al‐
your self‐esteem and gives you a
ways be truthful, and never apologize for
21. Establish personal control.
19. Live minimally.
Happy people have the ability to choose
Happy people rarely keep clu er
their own des nies. They don’t let others
around the house because they
tell them how they should live their lives.
know that extra belongings weigh
Being in complete control of one’s own life
them down and make them feel
brings posi ve feelings and a great sense
overwhelmed and stressed out.
Some studies have concluded that
22. Accept what cannot be changed.
Europeans are a lot happier than
Once you accept the fact that life is not
Americans are, which is inter‐
fair, you’ll be more at peace with yourself.
es ng because they live in smaller
Instead of obsessing over how unfair life is,
homes, drive simpler cars, and
just focus on what you can control and
own fewer items.
change it for the be er.
20. Tell the truth.
By Chiara Fucarino Read more at h p://www.lifed.com/22‐ things‐happy‐people‐do‐ diﬀerently#Z3zuJU6LO0Jlajhp.99
Lying stresses you out, corrodes your self‐esteem, and makes you unlikeable. The truth will set you
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Summer Safety Tips Continues… treated in hospital emergency de‐ partments for skateboard related injuries, over 40,500 for scooter related injuries, 100,000 for inline ska ng injuries, and over 550,000 for bicycle injuries. No ma er which of these forms of transpor‐ ta on is used, the single best pro‐ tec ve measure is the use of an approved, properly fi ng helmet.
With no school to worry about the next day, many will stay un l closing me. And of course, a trip to the ATM may be required before ge ng to the mall. When going out anywhere, especially at night, it is a good idea to prac ce the following safety measures:
Knee, elbow, and wrist pads are also eﬀec ve in preven ng broken bones. Wearing clothing that can be seen, obeying traﬃc rules, and making sure the equipment is in good condi on can further reduce the risk of injury.
2. Park only in well‐lighted areas, near other vehicles. Close all
Also during the summer, many young people work in retail or just like to visit the shopping malls.
1. When leaving an ATM or store, do not display cash openly.
windows, lock the doors, and keep all valuables out of sight. 3. Avoid walking alone. 4. Carry a purse close to your body, do not let it swing loosely.
5. Walk with confidence, keeping an eye on the people in front and in back of you. Do not talk to strangers. 6. Approach your vehicle with your keys in hand, and try to avoid car‐ rying too many packages. 7. If followed, go immediately to an area with lights and people. Con‐ tact security or the police. Summer should be a me for fun and relaxa on, especially for young people. By exercising cau on and common sense, it can be a safe me as well. ‐ Informa on provided by The Cen‐ tral Connec cut Health District