When you thought January couldn’t get any more worse…
Finally, the world has a hashtag to define our most unhappiest day in January, and that is #BlueMonday – Fitting isn’t it?
For those who have never heard of the term, can search Wikipedia for the hashtag now, heavily, circulating across social media. #BlueMonday is the name given to a day in January (typically the third Monday of the month) reported to be the most depressing day of the year for countries in the Northern Hemisphere.
The concept was first publicised as part of a 2005 press release from holiday company Sky Travel, which claimed to have calculated the date using an equation.
And for those who believe in the term, can find an abundance of happiness offered by some of our most loved brands fighting tirelessly to prove that they can indeed restore our happiness with a range of products.
One company though, has really taken this idea and excelled in making the nation happy!
Yesterday, I was invited to the press preview of Young’s Pubs #HouseofHappiness, a fun-loving concept in collaboration with the ultimate home-front in the city (London), Finch Bars.
For a closer look, head over to my Instagram profile where you can follow my Instagram Stories and see just what #HouseofHappiness had in store for those in ‘the know’.
Young’s Pubs have a history of bringing people together, in cosy surroundings, throughout the seasons, since 1831 and this Blue Monday gone, Finch’s at Finsbury Square, Moorgate was transformed into Young’s House of Happiness.
After careful research, the friendly team delighted in showering their guests with the small and simple pleasures of life which have been all too easily overlooked by modern urban lifestyles, with a head-to-toe immersive celebration of British hygge.
On arrival, my layers of heavy weather duty clothing was whisked away by ‘happiness hosts’, before I was handed a kit containing an eye mask and slippers, leaving all traces of the outside world at the doors of the bar and finally being able to relax!
To keep me and the other guests entertained at House of Happiness, were zen filled escapism pods designed to disconnect mind, body and soul from the boundaries of everyday life. These relaxing activity pods including complimentary massages, pop-up chatter corners, letter writing & fondue stations, thought-provoking wellbeing talks and ‘happiness bursts’ hosted by Laughology.
Other activities included Yoga sessions, snuggle stations, Tea blending, men’s grooming, shoe shining, whisky tasting and cake. Yes cake! Oh boy does cake make me happy!
Doesn’t that sound like happiness to you? Let’s hope Young’s bring this back next year, and in every city!
Now, I want to know, what is happiness to you?
Let me know, below.