Friday, 08 September 2017

How Often Do Brits Experience "True Excitement"?

The average Brit experiences true excitement 104 times per year – with the biggest buzz at 1:28pm on the fourth Friday in December, a study has found.

A poll of 2,000 Brits found that the typical adult spends more than 12 days a month simply going through the motions thanks to work, their commute and keeping up with life admin.

And this leaves more than two thirds of the population believing their lives are lacking in excitement.

In fact, three in 10 admit they only feel truly alive when the weekend hits, merely 'existing' for the other five days of the week. A spokesman for online casino, which commissioned the research to promote their upcoming World of Play event, said: "That feeling of excitement in your stomach is one of the greatest feelings in the world. But many Brits don't get to feel it nearly often enough, according to our research – and some of the things we've found that excite us are really not that exciting."

A colossal three quarters of Brits believe that their life is passing them by, and this feeling is most likely to grab you at the age of 38, according to the research by OnePoll. The same amount wish their lives were more exciting, although that does leave a quarter of the population who believe their life is as exciting as it can be.

Fifty-two per cent of the population also get to Sunday night and feel as if they've wasted their weekends by not doing anything exciting.

And on average, we have these empty weekends twice a month – fully half of our free days. Four in 10 respondents have taken action to try and spice up their lives, with one saying they'd booked themselves a skydive to get their adrenaline pumping.

Another quit the drudgery of their 9-5 office job for a new role travelling the country in a circus.

And one respondent sold everything they owned and shipped off to Australia, where they lived a life of luxury for two years. Three in 10 respondents blame their job for keeping their lives from being exciting as it could be, although 47 per cent say they just don't have the cash for an exciting life.

And almost one in five think the drizzly British weather is the thing that truly stops their lives from being exciting.'s spokesman said: "One in ten of our respondents said that they couldn't remember anything exciting ever happening to them, which is no good. Although we were pleased to see that a fifth could remember something fun or exciting happening to them within the last week.Casumo have created A World of Play which really highlights how exciting life can be if you take a few chances and try something unexpected."

Is your life exciting? Let us know on Twitter @theladymagazine

Forgot your password?
Click to read our digital edition

Experienced assistant head gardener
You must speak English and French and have advanced technical and practical training and experience in horticulture with practical planting or landscaping. [...]


Residential member of staff
We are seeking a new member of the residential team offering boarding care in our thriving boarding school from January 2018. [...]


Live-out, experienced housekeeper
Live out Part time or Full time experienced Housekeeper for a property in Gerrards Cross. [...]


Housekeeping, maintenance, driver couple
Gloucestershire this is a classic housekeeping role for a proactive couple, superb living accommodation provided. [...]


Live-in, housekeeper, cook, maintenance couple
A proper country role working for a family looking for a couple to manage their home in Lancashire. [...]




What the stars have in store for you this week.2017

Capricorn Aquarius Pisces Aries Taurus Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio Sagittarius

Sign up to receive our weekly newsletter