Sunshine is revealed as the top way to improve our mood
Cold callers, stepping in dog poo, queue-jumpers, kids screaming in public and people walking slowing in front of you are the top five things that make Brits say ‘get me outta here’, according to a new study by GalaSpins.com.
The research, which polled more than 2,002 people aged 18-651, looked into the things that drive us mad but also what instantly improves our mood.
The top 10 things that drive us mad:
- Cold callers
- Stepping in dog poo
- Kids screaming in public
- People walking slowly in front of you
- Being put on hold
- Breaking down (car)
- Getting an unexpected hefty bill
- Drivers not indicating
- Loss of Wi-Fi at a key moment
Within the top ten, three things related to owning a car, suggesting that driving is a key stress-inducer for many Brits.
Whilst we may be a nation that is easily irritated, the study revealed that turning a bad day into a good day is surprisingly simple; just add sunshine!
The top five things that help us to feel more contented are:
- A hug
- A cup of tea
- Spending time with family or friends
Karina Adrian, PR & brand partnership manager at GalaSpins.com added: “There is no denying that as a nation we can sometimes be guilty of letting the little things get on top of us. What’s great is that we recognise what also improves our mood too – and we’re often not asking for much!
“Whilst we can’t control the weather, everyone can enjoy a chill out on the sofa with a brew. And relax”