Jurys Inn and psychologist and founder of Blue Monday, Dr Cliff Arnall, have developed a formula to identify the happiest day of the year – which this year lands on Friday 14th July.
Friday 14th July is a natural fit for the Happiest Day of the Year – perfectly placed in the middle of the year, holiday season is upon us, schools around the country are closing their doors for six weeks, the days and nights are long and we are on the cusp of the warmest and driest two months of the year.
It is also the time at which we are able to spend the most time with our friends and family, live in the ‘now’, be true to ourselves and when our kindness peaks – factors that determine our happiness levels.
Dr Cliff identified the core human fundamental issues that can bring us happiness and divided them by uncertainty – which can negatively impact our emotional being.
E = Emotional Connectedness
M = Mindfulness
K = Kindness
H = Health
A = Authenticity
F3 = Friends, Family and Fun
U = Uncertainty
C2 = Calmness and Control
In line with Jurys Inn’s recently launched Stay Happy campaign, Dr Cliff Arnall and Jurys Inn have developed a Stay Happy guide to help people build and maintain their happiness and well-being long after the day itself.
Talking to the factors included within the formula, the guide identifies what it is that makes us happy and offers advice on how to make small changes in your day to day life to reap big positive impacts on your happiness. From focusing on experiences rather than stuff, to ensuring you live in the now, being friendly and developing a kind-hearted nature, focusing on physical, psychological and emotional health, staying true to yourself and ensuring you spend enough time with your loved ones – a few simple changes can have a really positive impact on your day to day levels of happiness.
While we cannot ignore or shy away from recent events and the unstable political and economic climate, Dr Cliff offers advice on how we can remain calm and control in this period of uncertainty, in line with the admirable response and stoicism from the nation in recent months.
The Stay Happy guide will be on display throughout Jurys Inn hotels and Dr Cliff will be hosting happiness workshops for all their staff.