These are 50 little things that give us joy

Friday, 22nd May 2020, 11:21 am
Updated Friday, 22nd May 2020, 11:21 am

New research has revealed the everyday ‘little wins’ which spark joy, including finding money in an old coat pocket - 48 per cent - receiving an unexpected gift in the post - 40 per cent - and getting a compliment from a stranger - 31 per cent.

As the nation continues to adjust to a slower pace of life it seems that us Brits are taking the time to appreciate the simple things.The study shows that one in four hope to experience a ‘little win’ such as waking up to sunshine - 43 per cent - at the beginning of the day, in order to boost their mood.

Other everyday moments such as waking up and realising it’s the weekend - 24 per cent and finding a forgotten bottle of wine - 13 per cent - keep people positive for at least 69 minutes and deserve to be celebrated.

More than half of Brits cannot wait to share such moments with loved ones, with 53 per cent phoning a partner or friend to share the news.

The survey was carried out by Barefoot Wine.

Top 50 little wins1 Finding money in an old coat pocket2 Waking up to sunshine3 An unexpected gift in the post4 Getting into fresh bedding5 Traffic lights turning green as you approach6 Watching the sunset7 Completing a to-do list8 Completing a DIY task by yourself9 Winning a lucky dip on the lottery10 Compliment from a stranger11 Getting an extra hour in bed12 When your favourite song comes on the radio or playlist13 Getting a free item in your takeaway14 Finding a forgotten stash of chocolate15 Receiving an online delivery earlier than expected16 Putting comfy clothes on at the end of a busy day17 Seeing a happy dog on a walk18 Completing a gardening task19 Waking up thinking it’s a weekday but realising it’s the weekend20 Getting the last parking space in a car park21 Receiving a call from a long distant friend or family member22 Thanked for helping a neighbour23 Finding out it’s a four-day working week24 Fitting into a pair of jeans you’d forgotten about25 Getting a new recipe right26 Keeping a plant alive27 Seeing the item you need fully stocked in the supermarket28 Parallel parking on first attempt29 Waking up to a nice text30 Having the exact amount of change to pay for something31 Remembering to cancel a subscription before free trial ends32 Having an umbrella in your bag when it starts raining33 Completing a food shop without forgetting any items34 Completing a home workout35 Waking up on a ‘good hair day’36 Having a crisp, refreshing glass of wine at the end of the day37 Having a surprise date night with your partner38 Getting a product upgrade in your online food shop39 Your favourite box set returns40 Waking up before your alarm41 Finding a forgotten bottle of wine42 Winning a virtual quiz43 Getting likes on social media44 Taking a ‘good’ selfie first time45 Getting a personal best for a run46 Painting your nails without smudging47 When your child sleeps through the night48 When your kids play happily together49 Finding that your favourite bottle of wine is in stock50 Loading the dishwasher perfectly