Sleep, Sun + A Little Applause

What are some simple things that lift people’s spirits?



It’s a question that One Poll – sponsored by Babybel – asked of 2000 UK adult in 2023. What did they discover? Which of these do you rank highest?

Top 20 Things That Make People Feel Good. 2023 Poll
1.  A good night’s sleep
2.  A sunny blue sky
3.  Summer
4.  Receiving a compliment or praise
5.  Booking a holiday
6.  Crying with laughter
7.  Getting a quiet moment to yourself


8.  Eating your favourite snack
9.  Pets being happy to see you
10. Looking back at old photographs
11. Finishing a great book
12. Helping an elderly person with something
13. Finishing a workout
14. Hearing children really belly-laughing
15. Finding a parking space when it’s busy
16. A newly-cleaned car
17. When your sports team wins
18. A heart-to-heart with a loved one
19. Volunteering or helping others
20. Finding out your children have done well at school


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