Discover your own happiness from filling your life with small happiness along the way “Good Loop Good Life”

According to the World Happiness Report (WHR), Thai people’s happiness tends to decline and is the lowest in 11 years (2010-2020), while the happiness of people around the world tends to increase. Thai people are less happy due to the generosity of people in society Freedom to decide on the path of life and economic conditions from the epidemic situation of COVID-19 There are also factors unique to Thailand that affect happiness, such as the political environment. inequality in society household debt and changes in the population structure, etc.

to bring back happiness each day through the opportunity to take a break and review and think about what happened It gives us the power to live every life. happy days For this reason, the activity “Good Loop Good Life fills life with small happiness along the way” which the guest speaker is Khun Ying Yod Wangjai (Chang), who organizes the learning process in the inner dimension in the concept of intellectual education. and peaceful communication, Ms. Thanida Abhisit (Tan), a learning designer for self-knowledge. through the process of art and intellectual education and Mr. Ruchirat Durongviriya (Aum), an independent process and learning process organizer for internal growth. From the book Lost & Found Land by SOOK Publishing, which is designed and developed by SOOK Enterprise Center for Happiness

The activity took the participants of working age to review and realize their happiness and value in life. through a 7-step process, which are: 1) Life Force Assessment 2) Check-in life with food menu 3) Exchange incentives for joining 4) Repeat the happiness survey. 5) Review of happiness through meeting human needs according to Maslow’s hierarchy. 6) Watch clips reflecting thoughts and minds, and 7) Self-discovery questions


Process 1: Health Level Assessment had participants check their health levels 0-10 (level 0 is full health and level 10 is full health) by looking at the scale shown in the figure. to assess one’s own mental state Including inviting to put down concerns or stories that are of interest to bring the heart to this room and share happiness The overall assessment results revealed that most of the participants’ life force was at the level of 4-7.

Process 2: Check-in life with a menu The speaker invites participants to review and share their lives in the past month. by comparing with the menu, 1 food with meaning for example Life in the past month is the same as “Mixed Vegetable Salad Menu” because there are many things happening in the work. like a colorful vegetable It’s useful because it helps them make a living. And the taste is mellow because I have chosen the salad dressing myself. The speakers invited the participants to divide into small groups and exchange with each other with problems.

Process 3: Exchange motivations for participation so participants can get to know each other better. The speaker therefore invited to answer the question about “Incentives leading to participation in this workshop” by having participants review and exchange additional sessions in the subroom. After the discussions, the motivations for joining include topic titles and interesting event posters. I want to find inspiration, help recharge energy, want to talk and exchange with other participants, want to relieve suffering and increase happiness. have come to observe the views of others, etc.

Process 4: Repeating Question Happiness is an individual matter. Because people define happiness differently. To help make the meaning clearer You should start by exploring your own happiness first. with a simple process that can only be done by one person or invite friends to do With a single question to be asked and answered over time, with the question “What is your little happiness?” by allowing yourself to think and answer. without having to expand and not duplicate the original Don’t worry about being wrong. Including asking people in the circle to help encourage their friends while thinking and answering. through sending smiles before entering the sub-room The speakers asked everyone to answer. They alternate roles in each round, which have 3 roles: the questioner, the answerer, and the timer, with time for approximately 2 minutes per round. Ask the participants in the subroom to introduce themselves a little bit about their names, their whereabouts, and their hobbies. and ending by exchanging more feelings before returning to the common room

After exchanging, it was found that many of the small happiness items were consistent and similar. It is the shared happiness that comes from doing what you like. being with nature and favorite animals have done the right routine having the opportunity to do activities with people close to for example

“Going out for a bike ride with a friend. I have read all the phone notifications. I put my Airpods in and it’s loud. I’ve showered and cleaned. I went to sit at a coffee shop, went to Shopee and looked at what I wanted. has sweeping the garbage in the room at home What have you done?”- Khun Tum

“was up late You don’t have to work on holidays.”- Mr. Kwang

“Eat delicious food, watch movies, listen to your favorite music. Help the little parents meet their friends. Get to know new people who have never met.”- Mr. Farm

“Every morning offering food to monks watered the trees talked/helped the neighbors”- Mr. Chamnian

I can play with my children, go on trips, and do jigsaw puzzles with my children. have planted a tree I met a friend.”- Khun Nu

“I cut my own clothes did all the housework I talked to the child.”- Mr. Fat

From the answers, it was found that People find happiness easily. because happiness is all around We can create happiness through action. Stay positive in the face of bad things. Don’t wait to reap the joy of the big things, but look at the happiness from the small things.

Process 5: Revisiting Happiness through Meeting Maslow’s Hierarchy of Human Needs Sometimes our happiness is based on our desires. If the need is met we will be happier and suffering when the need is not fulfilled The speaker then asked the participants to learn about Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs. to use as a guide An original idea to search for or a question that leads us to find the answer on our own. with Maslow’s eight-level hierarchy of human needs pyramid. It can be divided into 2 main parts: the part that should be “filled” (Deficiency Needs) and the part that should be developed to “growth” (Growth Needs), each of which is composed of 4 sub-levels as follows:

Deficiency Needs

1. Physical needs or the four factors (Physiological Needs)

2. Security, Security (Safety Needs)

3. Love, Friendship, Belonging (Love and Belonging Needs)

4. Acceptance, Needs, Valuation (Esteem Needs)

Growth Needs

5. Knowledge, Learning (Cognitive Needs)

6. Beauty and Aesthetics

7. access to identity meaning of life (Self-Actualization)

8. betrayal connection with things (Transcendence)

If considering each step Human needs can be compared to the 4 dimensions of well-being, beginning with the body, mind, society and spirit, which people in our home are very familiar with. and should get to know themselves better Assess what level we are in need. to complete and grow into the learning of life completely

Process 6: Watch the clip reflecting your thoughts and mind. The speakers invited participants to watch a short video clip excerpted from the documentary “Jiro Dreams of Sushi – Jiro, the God of Sushi” for us to watch as a case study to explore the happiness of Mr. Jiro. which part of being a chef and owner of a 3 Michelin Stars sushi restaurant that has worked for over 30 years and has a small space of just over 10 seats. See the full documentary clip at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEj4rSwSdc8&t=502s

After watching the clip, many of you may have some tears. With the joy of Mr. Jiro’s story that comes into our hearts and there were representatives of the participants reflecting on what they found. Mr. Jiro is happy. through attention to work be an innovator and develop the work to be better always not even when sleeping

Process 7: Self-Investigation Questions The process concluded by inviting participants to answer five questions for themselves, with participants writing their responses on a piece of paper or a notebook. with the following questions:

1. What is it that makes you feel enthusiasm, curious, wanting to do, wanting to experiment, or wanting to be with it over time?

2. If there are no restrictions such as financial matters or obligations what do you want to do

3. What strengths or good qualities do you have in you, perhaps what others have said? or admire you

4. An experience that makes you feel Life has a very special meaning. no matter how big or small the event

5. How would you like the world to remember you?

When the participants finished writing their answers The speaker invites you to review the entire text again. And to see which words are common, let’s take a closer look at what they mean in our lives. by writing what is meant It’s like a message light sign to support our hearts and fill us with energy.

This activity led to the conclusion that when we are happy Time always passes by quickly. Just as many of you have had the opportunity to experience the 7-step process in these 2 hours that invites participants to fill themselves with happiness, get good energy, the way of life is no longer looping. It turns out to live a more meaningful life through reviewing and recognizing the hidden positive aspects. With a series of simple but unusual questions, let us find the answers for ourselves. including sharing and exchanging with fellow interests The more it helps to find happiness that is simply astonishingly simple.

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