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Have you ever noticed that the more you have the more you want? Let’s face it. Thinking our life is good enough doesn’t come naturally to many people. When we have high expectations of everything in life we will run into disappointment. Only when we are aware that needs are different from desires can we live with satisfaction. Here are a few ideas to help you be happier with what you have and who you are.
Focus on what you are thankful for. Most people want things to be better than they are, or when things are going well, we forget to appreciate what we have. Learn to reflect on how much better things are than they could be. Focus on what you are thankful for. Write down 5 things you are grateful for right now.
When we hold onto regrets from decisions we have made, it can really poison our well-being. Many people regret something they can no longer change, which ends up holding them back from moving forward in a more positive manner. What happened in the past is done and gone, so work to stay present and be mindful of the current moment to find more joy and fulfillment.
When we use other people as the measuring stick for our personal success and quality of life we are likely to be less satisfied. Social comparisons can provide useful information when we try to learn from others, but they also hold our perspective in a discontented position. Compare yourself less with others so you can be satisfied more.
When you are focused on your big ambitions and future goals you might elide the daily pleasures that surround you. Learn to slow down and absorb the wonder and beauty around you. Stay present and focus on the task you’re undertaking at the moment. Don’t let the life pass you by because you’re always on the go and distracted by ambition.
Practice looking at life through the lens of contentment and it will become more natural.
小题1:How can we live with contentment?A.To change our lifestyle.
B.To have a motivation in life.
C.To give less attention to what we are grateful for.
D.To realize the difference between needs and desires.
小题2:What’s the main idea of Paragraph 3?A.Make wise decisions.B.Know the present situation
C.Let go of regrets.D.Remember the past.
小题3:The underlined word “elide”(in Paragraph 5) probably means “__”.A.enjoyB.changeC.createD.neglect
小题4:What should you do to put yourself in a good mood?A.Make time for simple pleasures.
B.Learn from successful people.
C.Focus on your future goals.
D.Create chance to learn more.
小题1:细节题：从文章第一段的句子：Only when we are aware that needs are different from desires can we live with satisfaction.可知我们意识到需求和渴望的区别的时候，就可以满意的生活了，选D
小题2:段落大意题：从第三段的句子：so work to stay present and be mindful of the current moment to find more joy and fulfillment.可知这段讲的是不要后悔，选C
小题3:猜词题：从第五段的句子：When you are focused on your big ambitions and future goals you might elide the daily pleasures that surround you.当你专注于一些大的理想的时候，你就会忽视身边的日常的快乐，可知“elide”的意思是“忽视”，选D
小题4:细节题：从文章第三段的句子：so work to stay present and be mindful of the current moment to find more joy and fulfillment.可知如果要自己情绪好，就要制造简单的快乐，选A