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With the right mathematical formula, you can figure out anything…

Monday, 21 January 2008

Did you have a good day today? If not, take heart for you are not alone in your misery because today is the worst day of the year.

Back in 2005, psychologist Dr. Cliff Arnall, who specializes in seasonal disorders at the University of Cardiff, Wales, devised a “simple” formula by which one can determine his or her lowest point.

W + (D-d) x TQ


M x NA

The variables are (W)eather, (D)ebt, (d) monthly salary, (T)ime since Christmas, time since failure to (Q)uit a bad habit, low (M)otivational levels and (NA), the need to take action.

Using this formula, most people’s lowest point falls on the 4th Monday of the last full week of January. It’s like the Jewish calendar in it’s fluidity.

But that raises an interesting point?? If the Jewish holidays fall “early,” does that affect the low point for us??

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Tuesday, 22 January 2008 7:39 am

    i guess you’d have to add a J to the formula for the chagim, then. Or would that be a C for chagim. er…um…i was never very good at math!

  2. Nita permalink
    Wednesday, 23 January 2008 8:09 am

    Hmm… my calendar must have been off by one day. Yesterday was the worst day of the year for me. Luckily, other than a totalled car and a sprained wrist, everything’s okay (fetus was monitored in hospital for a few hours – healthy as can be). I hate drivers who think stop signs are optional. Grr…

  3. Frume Sarah permalink
    Wednesday, 23 January 2008 8:18 am

    OMG — I am so glad that you are OK. How frightening that must have been!!

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