Cold callers driving Brits mad

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:

  1. Cold callers
  2. Stepping in dog poo
  3. Queue-jumpers
  4. Kids screaming in public
  5. People walking slowly in front of you
  6. Being put on hold
  7. Breaking down (car)
  8. Getting an unexpected hefty bill
  9. Drivers not indicating
  10. 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:

  1. Sunshine
  2. A hug
  3. A cup of tea
  4. Spending time with family or friends
  5. Chocolate

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”

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