90 per cent of British women want MORE. And that’s no surprise, with two thirds of British women admitting to being completely and utterly bored with their lives and nearly half claiming they are sick and tired of doing the same things day in and day out.
So what’s the solution? The research by Florette Fruit found that 90 per cent of women think they’d be less frustrated if they made the effort to be more spontaneous - ditching their everyday lives in favour of something a little more off the cuff, naming everything from singing in public to emigrating as on their spontaneity wish list.
· 90 per cent think they’d be less frustrated if they made the effort to be more spontaneous
· 6 in 10 want to shake off the humdrum by getting on the next available flight
· A third would go so far as emigrating if they just had the get-up-and-go
· A fruity 16 per cent said they would try something new in the bedroom
· 11 per cent are bored with their partner
· 31 per cent would tell someone how they really feel about them
· 4 in 10 say their current job sucks, and 61 per cent say they would be happier if they could take more holidays
· 46 per cent blame a terrible social life
· 1 in 10 would go skinny dipping
The ‘But’ Factor
So what’s stopping us? ‘Buts’, and lack of energy (almost half of those surveyed) and confidence (34 per cent) are cited as the root causes of ‘spontaneity stagnation’.
Becki Houlston, a life coach said: "Our ‘buts’ are getting in the way of us grasping opportunities and living a balance life - ‘I wish I could say yes to that invite, but’. ‘Buts’ limit the exploration of possibilities by the brain and it’s these possibilities that open the door for spontaneous actions - and the energy boost and motivation for life which follow."
Florette, the experts behind your bagged salad, believe that whilst they can’t provide a miracle overnight cure, they can help us on our way thanks to the 14 day Florette Fruity challenge.
With tips and advice from Joanne St. Clair, one woman who completely changed her life in just nine days, and life coach Becki Houston, the 14 day Florette Fruity Challenge aims to put the fun and energy back into life.
* Four in 10 say their current job sucks
* 61 per cent would be happier if they could take more holidays
* 34 per cent don’t have the confidence to make the necessary changes to their life to make them happy, while 29 per cent claim not to have the time
* 46 per cent blame their dissatisfaction on a terrible social life
* 11 per cent are bored with their partner
* Unfortunately 44 per cent of women are insanely jealous of the lives of their friends, wishing they had the same massive house, well paid job, exotic holidays and loving relationships.
The top acts on British women’s spontaneity wish list is:
1. Go to an airport and get the next available flight to anywhere (60 per cent)
2. Emigrate (35 per cent)
3. Tell people what you really think about them (31 per cent)
4. Hand in your notice without a job to go to (26 per cent)
5. Have a dramatic hair cut (26 per cent)
6. Try something new in the bedroom (16 per cent)
7. Book in for a boob job (14 per cent)
8. Go back to school (14 per cent)
9. Sing in public (12 per cent)
10. Ditch dinner for a picnic in the park (10 per cent)
11. Take a sick day from work (10 per cent)
12. Go skinny-dipping (10 per cent)