The 30 things that really count in life revealed

The 30 things that really count in life revealed

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.

Health matters

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.

Happy times

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

  1. Healthy family  
  2. Being financially comfortable     
  3. Having a laugh  
  4. Being close to family      
  5. Getting enough sleep    
  6. Hugs     
  7. Reliable car        
  8. Having a pet      
  9. Kids doing well in school              
  10. Peace and quiet
  11. Getting a kiss when you are not expecting one  
  12. A stress-free job              
  13. Well-made cup of tea    
  14. Football team doing well in the season
  15. A luxury holiday
  16. A well-paid job
  17. Having a creative outlet
  18. Strong Wi-Fi connection
  19. Climbing into bed with fresh sheets        
  20. Lazy Sundays    
  21. Feeling secure at work  
  22. Being wealthy  
  23. A nice glass of wine or beer at the end of the day
  24. Seeing grandparents     
  25. Fresh coffee      
  26. Being spontaneous        
  27. Going to the pub             
  28. Trains running on schedule         
  29. The smell outside after it has stopped raining     
  30. Being cooked dinner