These are the 50 things that apparently make people in Britain feel great

Saturday 21 March 2020 15:00
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Britain is the only country with 'great' in its name . Back in 2015, Bupa has asked 2,000 people from Great Britain to reveal what makes them 'feel great'.

Because things are pretty awful at the moment, here's a list of the top 50 which we hope will cheer you up.

1. Sleeping in a freshly made bed – 62%

2. Feeling the sun on your face – 57%

3. Being thanked, or a random act of kindness from a stranger – 53%

4. Finding money in unexpected places – 52%

5. Having time to yourself – 48%

6. Laughing so hard it hurts – 48%

7. Snuggling on the sofa with a loved one – 44%

8. Smelling freshly made bread – 43%

9. Doing something for others – 43%

10. Feeling clean after a shower – 42%

11. Your favourite song coming on the radio – 42%

12. Finding a bargain in the sales – 41%

13. Listening to rainfall/thunderstorms when indoors – 40%

14. Drinking freshly brewed tea or coffee – 39%

15. The thrill of personal achievement at work or completing a physical challenge – 38%

16. Having a long, hot bath – 36%

17. Seeing a fresh coating of snow – 34%

18. The smell of freshly cut grass – 34%

19. Chocolate melting in your mouth – 33%

20. Doing something active outdoors like a bike ride, run or country walk – 32%

21. Cooking bacon in the morning – 32%

22. Talking to or playing with your pet – 30%

23. A soothing massage – 30%

24. That ‘Friday feeling’ – 30%

25. Eating a perfectly cooked steak – 29%

26. Waking up before the alarm and realising there’s more time to sleep – 28%

27. Exercising – 24%

28. Seeing a rainbow – 23%

29. Remembering the name of someone or something you thought you’d forgotten – 23%

30. Baking a perfect cake or pie – 23%

31. Stepping on crunchy autumn leaves – 21%

32. Popping bubble wrap – 20%

33. Swimming in the sea or lake – 20%

34. The smell of a new car – 20%

35. Dancing like no one’s watching – 19%

36. The smell of new books or magazines – 19%

37. The smell of a fine wine – 16%

38. Setting your ‘out of office’ message before going on holiday – 15%

39. Putting on a brand new pair of socks – 14%

40. Watching your breath float away in cold air – 12%

41. Getting new stationery – 11%

42. Singing in the shower – 11%

43. Getting a seat on the bus, train or Tube – 11%

44. Picking an orange from the fruit bowl that is easy to peel – 9%

45. Loosening your jeans after eating – 9%

46. The ‘pop’ when opening a new jar of jam – 9%

47. Squeezing a spot – 8%

48. Cleaning your ears – 8%

49. Cleaning the bathroom – 6%

50. Thinking about the Royal family – 4%

Note: We have used a picture of Tess Daly in this article because she is partnering Bupa in trying to encourage the nation to feel great. So there you have it.

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