How to be happy

Creation Station | Activity Sheets

Every new year thousands of resolutions are made but many are broken within weeks. More people plan for their holidays, than for their life, with only an estimated 2 percent of the population having specific written down goals.



So how do you identify goals and make them happen?


DSC_8063_2 Sarah Cressall with Apple co founder Steve Wozniak


Steve Wozniak (the co founder of Apple) said to me his formula for happiness is smiles minus frowns.smiles minus frowwns


I've applied this wisdom with my own experiences of helping others achieve their goals with a flexible Creation Station franchise to put together 7 simple steps to help you achieve the success and happiness you want.



7 steps to achieving personal happiness and success


  1. Take a piece of A4 paper and draw a line down the middle. At the top of the left column draw a sad face and at the top of the right hand slide draw a smiley face.
  2. Think about the last few months or years and write down the frustrations or disappointments or regrets during this period of time in the left column.
  3. Ok- now complete the right column. Think about all the things that have made you smile, the highlights and things that gave you a warm fuzzy feeling. You can write down as many items as you want in either column they can be big and small thinks. Examples could be missing your child's sports day,  or learning a new skill etc.
  4. On a separate sheet just draw a smiley face at the top. Read through the items on your two columns and think about solutions to reduce the items that have made you sad, and how you can do more of the activities that made you smile.
  5. From the smiley face list write down a couple of actions you need to do to make this happen.
  6. Share your actions with a friend or partner.
  7. At the bottom of your smiley list write a date by which you will have taken action and display your list where you can see it every day to keep you focused and motivated to achieve your goals.



You can download the activity sheets here.



 I hope you find this helpful.



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If you would like to find out about how a Creation Station franchise could help you achieve your goals click here for a free info pack. 


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Nat has been brilliant

Nat has been brilliant. We have had two packs of the most amazing crafts delivered to our door during lockdown. We have had paints, canvases, pipe cleaners all sorts of fun crafts with ideas to have fun with. Things that we had never heard of or seen before such as noodle doodles. We can’t wait to come to one of your sessions when things get back to normal more.

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24th May

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The live online creative class is not only fun, relaxed and educational it has also given my girls something to look forward to weekly and a masterpiece or three to show and be proud of afterward. Both my girls have taken the techniques used from the classes to create more art through out the week. I would highly recommend the Creation Station live online classes. *****

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23rd May

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my daughter loves vicky and loves doing create club. vicky goes out of her way to make sure the children get the best experience. we missed a session but vicky took the time to do a one to one session so my daughter didn’t miss out. Thank you Vicky ?

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22nd May

We find Creation station brilliant

We find Creation station brilliant! A wide range of activities using all kinds of materials (all supplied to!) with a different theme each week. Very entertaining for my 6 year old to let their creative side shine! The host is very friendly and always patient with the children. The sessions usually last for around 12 weeks so great value for an after school club! My little one always looks forward to it! We are currently attending online creation station during lockdown and it’s fantastic! All Materials supplied to our door with super easy instructions to follow (all organised by our fantastic host Jude) It’s kept our routine which is very important for little people. We love it!!

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Vicky is absolutely amazing with the…

Vicky is absolutely amazing with the kids, she make it really fun and keeps them engaged through out, she also lets me join a little before if needed So that I am not late for my work meetings. My daughter loves create club and can’t wait for the next session. I think it’s lovely Vicky has kept it going for the kids through these difficult times, I am very thankful as it keeps my daughter occupied being the only child and whilst I’m at work. Thank you Vicky ?

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22nd May

I love the classes Vicky runs

I love the classes Vicky runs. They are always very creative and my daughter loves them. It's brilliant that she has been able to keep it up during the lockdown too.

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22nd May

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Lisa from the Bournemouth / Christchurch group is brilliant. We've attended some of her classes and doing them live on Facebook now. The classes are great for my 3 1/2 year old. We all join in. Learning through play is the way forward

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21st May


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