I read about the Happiness Club idea in Psychologies magazine when I was on the train home from an overnight Spa break with my sister. I knew instantly that it was something I wanted to do and felt excited straight away. I didn’t have the comedown from the Spa break I expected! I emailed to be one of the Club Founders from the train station waiting for my connecting train home and it made me feel so energised. The feeling I get whenever I do anything to take control of my own happiness is so empowering and exhilarating that I knew I’d love to be in a Happiness Club, committing to each Key to Happiness and discovering along the way how that made me feel. I wanted to find friends to join me as soon as I could and I was delighted that I had 6 friends who said yes. I was ready to plan in the first date when I had an email congratulating me on being a Club Founder! I couldn’t wait to share it with the Club. We set about organising a good day for everyone to meet, which was no mean feat! Eventually we found a date most could commit to – Wednesday 25th February.
It’s the UN’s International Day of Happiness on 20th March, celebrating the fact that ‘the pursuit of happiness is fundamental human goal.’ This year, alongside other Happiness Activists and our partners Action for Happiness, we are encouraging you to connect with friends, colleagues, strangers – this Friday.
My name is Caroline and I create and deliver creative positive psychology projects for teenage girls. The aims of these projects are to improve motivation, increase self esteem, develop emotional intelligence and build resilience. My idea for Happy Club is to extend this kind of approach beyond the classroom and into the staffroom by working directly with teachers.
Join us in our year long experiment to create a happier life for you and your friends. We have joined forces with charity Action for Happiness and are encouraging to create a 'happiness club' once a month in your own home. Want to join us? First register here https://psychologies.co.uk/happiness-club-registration and then invite your friends, get together and get happy!