Inspirational English, Issue 40, 2017 Inspirational English, Issue 40, Sep Oct2017 - Page 14

The happy session A guide to a happy life What can you do to improve the quality of your life? Sometimes we will be in a bad mood because of a math’s test, English classes, or perhaps too much homework. These things can make us sad or angry and can also harm our bodies. So how do we allow ourselves to be happy? Firstly, for me, I’ll find who or what makes me angry or sad. If it’s a test or my studies, I will try and approach it with a positive attitude. For example, one day, I failed my math’s test, so my parents criticized me a lot. But after that, I studied hard and listened to the teacher more attentively, so I got a good score next time. And at that moment, I was really happy. Secondly, if I’m in a bad mood for no reason, maybe I simply have a lot of things to do, I’ll read a comic to relax myself. I like comics very much, although my parents say they are not worth reading, but I do read them and laugh a lot. This can absolutely make me happy. Last but not least, judging by my own experience, it is thinking positively about yourself. It really works. I took part in a speech contest several months ago. I went on the stage and was very nervous. But I remembered that teacher Russie told me to think positively, so I said to myself: “I can pass this test and get the prize!” And it’s true! I won third prize! I was really happy that day. To sum up, although we may have something that is bothering us, we should try to stay happy and have a positive head on our shoulders. Cindy Qian, 13, Shanghai 14