The top 50 things that make Brits instantly happier, from fresh coffee to a thank you at work
The top 50 things that make Brits instantly happier, from sleeping on freshly laundered sheets to the sound of a baby laughing… so what makes YOU instantly perk up?
We all need a quick pick-me-up from time to time – and according to a survey, for Brits it’s the closest thing to it is a good night’s sleep.
Brits were asked in a survey which things are most likely to trigger instant happiness – and a top 50 ranking was created from this.
A good night’s sleep was voted the top happiness trigger with 51 percent of the vote, followed by a walk on a sunny morning in second place (48 percent) and a hug in third place (47 percent).
Rounding out the top five were sunny and bright mornings and spending time with friends and family (tie fourth, 46 percent), with the beach coming in fifth on a sunny day with 44 percent of the vote.
The top 10 included sleeping on freshly laundered sheets (7th place, 42 percent), petting a pet (8th place, 39 percent), and finding money in a jacket pocket (9th place, 38 percent).
THE TOP 50 THINGS THAT MAKE BRITISH IMMEDIATELY HAPPIER
1. A good night’s sleep 51%
2. A walk on a sunny morning 48%
3. A hug 47%
4= sunny and bright mornings 46%
4= Spending time with friends and family 46%
5. The beach on a sunny day 44%
6. A beautiful view 43%
7= Longer and lighter evenings 42%
7= Sleeping on freshly washed sheets 42%
8= petting a pet 39%
8= clear blue sky 39%
8= Talk to family 39%
9= find money in jacket pocket 38%
9= Watching the sunset 38%
9= Thinking of good memories 38%
10= listening to your favorite song 37%
10= eat chocolate 37%
10 = Hear someone say “I love you” 37%
10= A beautiful sunset 37%
11. Receive a compliment 36%
12= sharing a meal with a friend 35%
12= Look at pictures of your family 35%
13= spring flowers 34%
13= Help a family member 34%
14= Cook your favorite food 33%
14= Funny videos 33%
14= A cute puppy 33%
14= Help a friend 33%
15= first flowers appear 32%
15= A smile from a stranger 32%
16= You are told you look great 31%
16= Get a bargain at the supermarket 31%
17= Find something you previously lost 30%
17= eat cake 30%
18= Get a message from a friend 29%
18= A Sunday roast with friends 29%
19. The sound of a baby laughing 28%
20= Freshly brewed coffee 27%
20= A glass of wine 27%
21= sleeping in on a Saturday 25%
21 = A good book to turn the page 25%
21= making pottery in the garden 25%
22= wake up and find it’s weekend 24%
22= Seeing cherry blossoms for the first time 24%
23= sharing chocolate with family 23%
23= Tidy up the house 23%
24. Seeing an old couple holding hands 22%
25= Say thank you at work 21%
25= picnic in the park 21%
26. Finish a book 20%
A baby’s smile brings happiness to many Brits, according to a survey
Hearing someone say “I love you” ranked number 10 (37 percent).
Other heartwarming happiness triggers include looking at pictures of your family (12th, 35 percent), a stranger smiling (15, 32 percent) and seeing an elderly couple holding hands (24, 22 percent).
Cute puppies (14th, 33%) and laughing babies (19th, 28%) are also doing their part to keep the British nation stress-free.
Eating helps too.
Eating chocolate was 10th (37 percent), eating cake 17th (30 percent), and having a Sunday roast with friends was 18th (29 percent).
The poll was conducted by Lindt to mark the launch of its Share the Hoppiness campaign, which offers a chance to win one of ten prizes worth £5,000 if you find a gold winning token in a Lindt gold rabbit.
GP and spokeswoman for Lindt, Dr. Zoe Williams said: “Simple pleasures really lift our spirits. They are the icing on the cake of our lives – and proportionally contribute far more to our well-being than many more expensive delicacies. It is encouraging to see from this Lindt survey that many of the old staples remain our favorites such as a walk in the park, spring flowers and of course chocolate, and Easter time is the perfect moment to enjoy such delights.”
A good night’s sleep was voted the top happiness factor, with sleeping on freshly laundered sheets ranking seventh
According to the study, Brits smile an average of 17 times a day, with four in ten (39 percent) claiming this is fewer than last year.
On average, the nation feels down nine days a month with money worries (57 percent), being stuck in the same routine (41 percent), aging (38 percent), and the weather (34 percent) as the top reasons.
We feel happiest on Saturday at 11:16 am, with summer (56 percent) and spring (32 percent) being our favorite seasons.
Half (50 percent) say just a smile can lift their spirits, while 43 percent believe smiling and happiness (37 percent) are contagious.
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