Six in 10 Brits admit they take life too seriously, according to a study conducted by Nestle, which presumably thinks its chocolate can help turn those frowns upside down.
Its researchers in white coats polled 2,000 UK adults and found most are so caught up in the hustle and bustle of daily life they’re losing their sense of fun.
As a nation we’re apparently also less willing to let our hair down and try new things – with two thirds admitted they’re not spontaneous at all.
Three quarters of those polled said they don’t say ‘yes’ often enough and 59 per cent wish they more readily adopted a ‘why not?’ outlook to life.
In fact, some of the most positive life experiences among those polled have happened as a direct result of being ‘more fun’ – including meeting ‘the one’ and making new friends.
The research was commissioned to celebrate the launch of Nestle’s reduced sugar chocolate bar, Milkybar Wowsomes (have you got any for your desk draw yet?).
The research also identified some of the UK’s biggest ‘everyday regrets’ – including questionable haircut choices, not travelling more widely when younger and accidentally reading TV spoilers.
Others wish they spent less time at work than they do, lament not starting a business and feel bad about joining the gym but never visiting it.