Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Are We A Nation of Worriers?

According to a recent survey, the average Briton frets about something seven times a day, for at least eight minutes on each occasion. That equates to just under an hour a day, which over the average adult lifetime, is 2.3 years! And when you put it that way…that’s a hell of a lot of worrying!

So what are we actually worrying about? Well it seems the cold weather has left one in three people concerned that their boiler will break down, closely followed by money worries, ageing, remembering to lock the house, being late for work and skidding on ice whilst driving amongst other things!

And let’s be honest, with the Local Council unable to coordinate a nationwide grit to enable us to operate in snowy conditions, not to mention the unsociable hours we are expected to wait at home for a repair man to fix our boiler/plumbing/car/oven/washing machine just before Christmas when they are guaranteed to break…it’s no wonder we’re constantly fretting about something!

So what do you think? Are we a nation of worriers, or is it just come winter when everything seems to fail us as a result of the weather, that we start to fret about anything and everything?

Hopefully with Christmas only 2 days away, you won’t be worrying about the potential failure of your oven, having no heating, not being able to make it through the snow to the supermarket or even how Santa will get down the chimney. As the saying goes…if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. So before you have a mad panic about what ‘COULD’ happen, just take a deep breath, relax…and have a very Merry Christmas!

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