Three quarters of Brits admit they are lacking joy in their lives, despite 78 per cent saying little lifts help to add a bit of ‘oomph’ during tough times.
Research of 2000 adults found two fifths blame their lacklustre feelings on the ongoing challenges with the cost-of-living crisis.
However, 61 per cent are actively looking to inject more pleasure into their life, with a third keen to have a daily pick me up.
Snuggling up under fresh bed sheets, binge watching TV shows and someone cooking a favourite dinner are among the top moments enjoyed by the nation.
While receiving packages in the post, having that first cup of tea in a morning and receiving an unexpected freebie also bring a smile.
Over half (52 per cent) of those polled benefit more from everyday moments of joy than less frequent bigger celebrations.
While 48 per cent seek out smaller moments of joy to spend more time doing fun things with friends and family.
The study also found people gain great happiness from food (21 per cent) and drink (11 per cent).
Taking care of mental wellbeing
The research was commissioned by supermarket Sainsbury’s, which has partnered with psychologist Emma Kenny to encourage people to find small moments of joy to help with their mental wellbeing.
She said: “With the cost of living increasing, it’s no surprise people are thinking more short-term and seeking more daily moments of joy that they can share with family and friends.
“Food is integral to helping us feel good, bringing people together and creating connections, but it also plays a big part in our mental wellbeing – it’s important to find those moments of joy.”
The study carried out through OnePoll found food and drink can enhance many of our moments of joy – with chocolate, wine, and roast dinners especially effective.
Those polled turn to chocolate when binge watching

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