Have you found that even though you have a great family, a good job, and a beautiful house, you don’t feel happy or fulfilled most of the time?
Are you someone who would like to take your enjoyment of life to the next level?
First Create Happiness (FCH) provides the forum for you to connect with other happiness seekers plus tactics for steadily increasing your level of joy. We provide classes, key note presentations, and happiness group facilitation. In addition, you will find interesting articles, links, and events on our web site. FCH classes will provide you a foundation in the science of happiness while showing you the tools and strategies for intentionally increasing joyful activities and sustaining them over time. Our services are unique because the information we share is based in scientific research and we take an unconditionally positive approach to enhancing your overall experience of life.
First Create Happiness is NOT a cure for the seriously depressed individual. If you believe you are suffering from depression, please seek the help of a qualified professional.
What is happiness?
Wikipedia defines happiness as “a state of mind or feeling characterized by contentment, love, satisfaction, pleasure, or joy”. Scientists call happiness “subjective well-being” because what makes you happy doesn’t necessarily make me happy. Well-being is a broader, more holistic construct than “happiness”, encompassing people’s physical and mental health, in addition to their emotional well-being (The How of Happiness by Sonja Lyubomirsky, pg. 316).
In First Create Happiness we take the larger view of happiness, in that it does not mean joyful exuberance every minute of your day but seeking a balance in happier states of being no matter what circumstance you find yourself in. A Happiness Creator is someone who helps themselves and others create higher levels of sustainable well-being by recognizing the gift in any situation. A Joy Seeker consciously searches for the silver lining in the dark cloud by focusing on the lessons learned, relief, appreciation, forgiveness or gratitude. Savoring the happiness when you’re in it or looking for it when you’re not, is a recognizable trait of a Joy Seeker.
Why Create More Happiness?
Besides just feeling good, there are many fringe benefits to creating more happiness in our lives. Contemporary scientists tell us that happy people are more sociable, more energetic, more charitable, more cooperative, and more productive. We show more flexibility and ingenuity in our thinking and we actually stay married longer. We earn more money, are better liked by others and we’re better leaders and negotiators. Another powerful benefit is that people who have a zest for living are more resilient in the face of hardship. In addition, a happy state of mind positively affects our immune system and we live longer than our pessimistic peers.