A well-made cup of tea, a healthy family and lazy Sundays are among the top 30 things that really count in life for Brits.
Having a laugh, being financially comfortable and having a pet both appeared in the top 10, topping having a well-paid job. And simply getting enough sleep came fifth on the list, according to the research by M&S Bank.
Three quarters of Brits said that the most important thing in their lives is having a healthy family, with being financially comfortable coming second; but it seems that most Brits value having enough to get by on more than being super-rich, which ranked lower.
Hugs, a stress-free job and owning a reliable car also ranked highly, as did getting a bit of peace and quiet and climbing into bed with fresh sheets.
Sixty per cent of Brits also said that memories are the most important thing to them. However, they said they didn’t realise what is truly important in life until they were 31 years old, and 15 per cent of the population say they still haven’t decided.
Eight in 10 Brits say it is important to maintain a positive outlook on life, and are more likely to befriend someone with an optimistic view on the world.
The 30 things that really count in life
- Healthy family
- Being financially comfortable
- Having a laugh
- Being close to family
- Getting enough sleep
- Reliable car
- Having a pet
- Kids doing well in school
- Peace and quiet
- Getting a kiss when you are not expecting one
- A stress-free job
- Well-made cup of tea
- Football team doing well in the season
- A luxury holiday
- A well-paid job
- Having a creative outlet
- Strong Wi-Fi connection
- Climbing into bed with fresh sheets
- Lazy Sundays
- Feeling secure at work
- Being wealthy
- A nice glass of wine or beer at the end of the day
- Seeing grandparents
- Fresh coffee
- Being spontaneous
- Going to the pub
- Trains running on schedule
- The smell outside after it has stopped raining
- Being cooked dinner