According to a recent research study, joining a new club every year where you have to show up once a month in person increases your happiness more than by doubling your income.
Not sure where to look for a club or even what kind of group to join? First of all, decide if you are looking for a more social club or a productive group. There are wonderful “Mom’s groups” that are more social based and just require you to show up for a meeting. Depending on what stage of mothering you are in, you might not have a lot of spare time to complete a task for a meeting once a month.
For example, if finding time to read is a struggle, then a book club probably isn’t for you. However, if you love to bowl and have an hour or two a month that you can spare, then joining a bowling league might be a good fit.
Not sure how to find clubs in O’Fallon? One of the best resources for finding various groups to join is the library. Visit the St. Charles City-County Library District for more information. There you can find information on book clubs, knitting groups and even scrapbooking and card-making groups.
Another great resource is the Renaud Spirit Center. Check out the latest schedule for wine tastings, cooking classes and even dance instruction. If you are looking for a more social group, MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) is a great group for that. MOPS is for all mothers, with children ages birth to six years. With 10 groups in O’Fallon alone, you are sure to find one near you. Looking to give back to the community? O’Fallon has many volunteer opportunities available, too.
So, start working on improving your happiness, and having a Great Escape at the same time!