January is often known to be the gloomiest month of the year and it is easy to see why – New Year’s resolutions that were set have already been broken, bills over the Christmas period are now due and not forgetting that January is cold, dark, and dreary.
But according to Carol's recent formula, we can all combat our misery this month with a simple, easy equation:
Sunshine + Laughter + Social + Comfort + Kindness + Encouragement - Stress - Cost = HAPPINESS
Carol Vorderman, who appeared on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here last year, was asked to come up with the formula by Heathrow Express.
According to new research by Heathrow Express, it’s the little things that are the key to our happiness. The survey revealed that going on holiday is the number one thing to put a smile on the faces of Brits this winter.
Finding a ten pound note in an old pair of jeans, getting into bed with freshly washed sheets and getting a nice message from a loved one are some of the little things that make Brits happy, new research has revealed.
To combat miserable January, and to ensure its passengers were feeling some happiness on the most depressing day of the year, Heathrow Express offered free travel to the airport at certain times on Blue Monday (16th January).
Of the 2000 employed adults that were surveyed, a staggering 33% typically feel the least happy in January, and the majority (52%) feel the least happy during winter in general. It was also shown that almost 1 in 3 adults (29%) agreed that they feel sadder than usual on Blue Monday, and in terms of the time of day, over a third (39%) of the working adults asked feel least happy in the morning before work.