Do you agree with this statement – and is it possible that being more creative gives us more reasons to be happy?
A toolkit to get everyone started on the path to ‘happiness’ has been launched this week, through a new group called ‘Action for Happiness’. And it started me thinking, about what this really means – how it might manifest for me and for my community in Nottingham. Surely, you can’t just tell people to be happy – we’re either happy already, or not, aren’t we?
Not necessarily, maybe there is a need to look at what they have to say.
I think we’d all agree that taking on new and exciting challenges makes us happier – from the pure and simple sense of achievement and pride. And so why not set yourself some additional ‘creative’ challenges to help yourself, and others.
We know that Nottingham is a creative place, so on that basis, does this also mean that it’s a happy place too? Making lots of money shouldn’t be your main objective, and it certainly isn’t guaranteed to make you happy – but if you begin from a sense of pride and achievement, and meet new people in the process of growing a reputation for being enthusiastic and selfless – this is a good place to start.
There are plenty of creative individuals out there in Nottingham that may hold the answers. We’d love to hear what creative actions make you and others happy, so let us hear them.
Visit the ‘Action for Happiness’ website and see if you can pick up some tips for life. Get those creative ideas buzzing!