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Mondays are often complicated, but, if you read everywhere that today is the saddest day of the year… You will eventually convince yourself that it is. We want to make a change by making the #BlueMonday a day to spread smiles, a day to reduce the distance between us, a day to share our feelings, a special day to make your loved-ones happy! In short, a day to have the #MoneytransAttitude !

 

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Making your loved-ones happy is what you like the most, for that reason, Moneytrans, for 10 days, will help you spread joy and smiles. 

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But, what is exactly #BlueMonday? 

In 2005, a certain researcher from the University of Cardiff developed a mathematical formula to determine which day of the year was the saddest. Considering variables such as weather, money or time passed since Christmas, the researcher, named Arnal, determined that the “Sad Monday” was the third Monday of January. 

The exact formula is: 1/8C+(D-d) 3/8xTI MxNA 

W being the weather, D the debts, d the salary, T the time passed since Christmas, Q the time passed since the last attempt to achieve a goal without success, M the motivation and NA being the need for action.  

The author himself admitted that the formula was not scientific and that he had mixed incompatible and incomparable variables.

And even if the formula was correct, at Moneytrans, we think that each person has the power to determine their own attitude and make a change! #MoneytransAttitude  

 

And speaking of change, we invite you to take a look at these 10 countries in the world and their secrets to spread happiness! 

 

1. DENMARK: the hygge tradition 

The Danes are trying to apply hygge in their daily lives. Hygge (pronounced hüghe without pronouncing the h) is a Danish word which do not have literal translation but refers to a lifestyle where one is happy enjoying little things in life. Hygge is comfortable and serene state of mind that you can reach if you surround yourself with good vibes in your daily life by opting for a peaceful, detached and empathic attitude with people around you. Whether at home or with your friends. 

2. COSTA RICA: “Pura Vida”

Costa Rica has been designated as the most environmentally advanced country and the happiest country in the world by the News Economic Foundation’s Happy Planet Index.

In 1949, Costa Rica decided to get rid of its army and invested the military funds in health and education. Costa Rica is now one of the places in the world where natural resources are best exploited to enable a sustainable and happy lifestyle. Moreover, Costa Rica is the leader in Central America for labour rights and is also amongst the most competitive economies in Latin America.

 

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3. COLOMBIA: a tropical paradise

88 out of 100 Colombians feel happy!

Their sociability and the joy they spread are the personality traits of the Colombians the most appreciated by foreign travellers. Their culture and their gastronomy make them privileged and this is probably one of the reasons why they feel happy. Moreover, the country has many great talents such as singers, actors, footballers who are standing out internationally. Colombians also live in a tropical paradise that many envy! Due to its location, the country enjoys a tropical and warm climate and the geography of the country allows to contemplate mountains, tropical jungles, savannahs, beaches and steppes. Not to mention that Colombia produces one of the best coffees in the world, this magical ingredient that allows us to start on the right foot every Monday of the year!

4. ECUADOR: the proximity

According to a survey, among the situations that make Ecuadorians happy, we can notice: celebrating with family, going out for a walk and receiving good news. Ecuadorians also have a strong capacity for resilience and despite adversity, they remain hopeful of moving forward. The case of Latin America illustrates well the idea that the richness and the naturalness of interpersonal relationships is a key happiness factor. “The people of Latin America tend to build “rich” interpersonal relationships but also “close, warm and genuine”. 

5. PERU: an adequate self-esteem 

According to Jorge Yamamoto, a social psychologist and professor in a renowned university, Huancayo is the happiest city in Peru. The key to happiness would be in certain characteristics of the wanka culture such as an adequate self-esteem (someone who is happy with who he or she is, who knows where he or she comes from and does not feel inferior to others).

“The inhabitant of Huancayo is a hard-working person who is recognised for that. It is a meritocratic society where, if you work, you are well seen, no matter where you come from” said Yamamoto based on the research he conducted in 2011. “They embrace modernity without forgetting their traditions. It is also a society that likes to celebrate a lot”.

 

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6. PHILIPPINES: resilience and harmony 

MABUHA!! This is the world used in the Philippines to say hello and to wish happiness. The Philippines is known for being a dreamland and more and more tourists are enjoying its crystal-clear waters, its colourful reefs, its gardens… But the Philippines is also known to be one of the happiest and friendliest nations in the world. Even when they face natural disasters, Filipinos find the strength to rebuild what the nature has taken from them and to keep smiling because, according to them, there is always something to do with the things around us.

Filipinos are welcoming, curious and respectful. They always smile and they love to sing and dance whenever the occasion arises. Some studies believe that the happiness of the Filipinos comes from the abundance of sunlight that recharges the inhabitants with vitamin D, which naturally increases the serotonin, the name given to the happiness hormone. The geographical location of the country, which happens to be very close to the equatorial line, as well as a diet rich in natural products are one of the reasons why we can say that Filipinos must have been biologically born happier. Happiness is so common in the Philippines’ culture that it is usual to meet Filipinos with atypical names such as Joy, Merry, Jolly or Ligaya (which means happiness in Talagog). Family relations, friendship or meeting with strangers is another thing that gives smile to the inhabitants. It is common in the Philippines to hear any elder in street being called “lolo” or “lola” (which means grandpa or grandma) or to hear any middle-aged person being called “tito” or “tita”… by people they just have met. These very close social relationships strengthen the joy of a people in constant harmony.

7. INDIA: a school discipline

Many schools throughout the world tend to compete for the highest level of academic education and this is reflected in their students when they get the highest grades or ranking in competitions for university entrance. But where is the teaching of values which should also be taught at school and which fundamentally contributes to the attitude and personal training of future professionals?

For its part, the Indian government has decided to introduce the discipline “happiness” in primary schools to improve mental and psychological health of the future professionals of the country. This discipline is taught at the beginning of each school day and, for 45 minutes, children do not use their math or history books, they do not show their homework to the teacher, but they have lessons about self-management, mental health, meditation and even laughter therapies.

9. BHUTAN: spirituality 

Far away from the western world, in the Himalayas, stands the incredible kingdom of Bhutan, a unique place where the government decided to measure the well-being of the inhabitants with a National Happiness Index instead of using a classic indicator such as the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Bhutan, which means “the Land of the Thunder Dragon” is one of the smallest countries in the world with barely 800 000 inhabitants spread over 40 000 km2 at the heart of the Himalayas. It is also known as “the Land of Happiness” thanks to the Wangchuk Dynasty. This kind of happiness is quite different from the one we know in the rest of the world. It is a conciliatory happiness, linked to harmony and to a collective well-being that take care of the others, of the means and of the resources. To maintain a healthy lifestyle, surveys show that many people practise meditation. For that reason, the government has decided to invest almost a hundred thousand dollars in the construction of huts equipped with basic electrical installations and water facilities in the mountains to make the practice of meditation easier for the family. 

9. SENEGAL: respect and tolerance

The personality of someone in Senegal is defined according to their terengaTerenga is the spirit of hospitality as well as tolerance, respect, mutual help and of course, happiness. The country, which has been and still is a key strategic point in West Africa, is a mixture of people of different origins and roots. The stability of the country and the respect between the different ethnic groups are closely linked to the terenga. Beyond hospitality, tolerance and respect, the terenga also defines the sense of belonging to a community or family in which all members help each other and contribute to its stability. Therefore, the solidarity network of Senegalese is effective in their countries of origin but also in their host countries. 

10. FINLAND: generosity and respect of the environment

According to the UN World Happiness Report, Finland is the country where the inhabitants are the happiest. For sure, that’s where the real house of Santa Claus is…

Life expectancy, the country’s social policies, freedom, trust and generosity are some of the factors that make the happiness index so high. Same thing for the incredible northern lights, the midnight sun, the saunas, the snow and ski activities, the forests and the air which is the purest of the continent.

 

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Now you have all the ingredients to make 2019 a happy year!

Empathy, tolerance, generosity, resilience, harmony and proximity!

In short, all the ingredients that make the #MoneytransAttitude

 


Let’s change things, let’s change this Monday! #MoneytransAttitude

Let’s celebrate this day by reducing the distance between us and by sharing our feelings! #MoneytransAttitude 

It is a special day to make your loved-ones happy! #MoneytransAttitude 

Today is attitude day, let’s spread smiles! #MoneytransAttitude  

 

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