Studies have found that the top 20 things that make us feel good are a good night’s sleep, clear blue skies, and summer. In a survey of 2,000 adults, the top mood-boosting things were being praised, eating your favorite snack, and laughing until you cried, which also scored highly.
Also, 45 percent like nothing but being complimented, and 37 percent are happy to see their pet happy.
The average adult claims to experience these moments three times a day and typically spends four out of seven days feeling good during the week.
That said, 34% find it increasingly difficult to be happy, and 83% feel ’emotionally drained’, which is why they actively discuss negative topics on social media and TV. to avoid.
The survey, commissioned by Baby Bell cheese snacks, also found that almost half of Londoners (46%) now feel they need to pick themselves up.
In response, the brand has set up a Goodness Bench inside London’s King’s Cross station to mark the launch of the ‘Join the Goodness’ campaign.
Each time you sit on the bench, it’s designed to spread good vibes by playing the positive news stories of the week, as well as donating to our longtime charitable partner, Comic Relief.
“It’s more important than ever to do the little things that make you feel good inside and out, like getting your favorite snack or helping someone in need,” said a spokesperson for the brand. said.
“We all need energy from time to time. Feeling good goes hand in hand with doing good things. That’s why we wanted to spread positive feelings through this activation. It is.”
Saturday is considered the day of the week most likely to bring joy, but Monday, unsurprisingly, ranks even worse.
However, 68 percent feel that happiness is contagious, and as a result, 35 percent often or always go out of their way to spread some positivity.
According to data from OnePoll.com, the typical adult does 12 things a month to lift their mood, even the simple act of sitting down with a cup of coffee.
But only 24% actively set aside time to do happy things on a regular basis.
A Baby Bell spokesperson added:
“Of course, whether we see a clear blue sky in the morning is unfortunately not up to us, but we can all praise someone at any time and thus spread goodness.
“Doing something to make other people happy also has the benefit of making us happy too, so it’s really a positive action cycle.”