London: A British psychologist claims to
have created a happiness formula to calculate the things which
could make people feel good such as blooming flowers, holiday
anticipation and fond memories of childhood summers.
According to the `Daily Express`, 45-year-old former
Cardiff University lecturer Cliff Arnall has attached numbers
to the factors and created a happiness formula -- O + (N x S)
+ Cpm/T + He.
When a value for being outdoors (O) is added to nature
(N) multiplied by social interaction (S), added to childhood
summer memories (Cpm) divided by temperature (T), and added to
holiday excitement (He) then the third Friday in June comes
out as the optimal day for peak happiness.
Dr Arnall, who runs happiness coaching clinics for
health professionals and businesses, said:"The third Friday in
June came out with the highest rating due to peaking happiness
factors such as warm summer evenings outdoors, seeing friends
more frequently, and excitement about holidays."
Dr Arnall advised people to focus on happiness rather
than material gain.
He said: "Society is becoming more materialistic, with
people wanting to keep up with the Joneses. People shouldn`t
be asking `How much do I earn?` but `How happy am I?` The best piece of advice I can give is work less and spend more time
with people you love. That will make you happiest."