Most Britons believe they are living in a ‘Groundhog Day’ existence and are unable to distinguish between days.


A third of Brits say they feel like they’re stuck on autopilot when doing something familiar – with eating, showering and cooking among the most repetitive daily routines

Two-thirds of Brits are stuck in a “Groundhog Day” existence and have trouble telling one day apart from another, according to a study.

Millions of adults have such repetitive days that 63 percent frequently have to ask what day it is, with 51 percent saying this is because their days are so similar.

A third of the 2,000 adults polled said they have felt like they’re on autopilot when doing something familiar.

Meanwhile two in ten admit to regularly drifting through life without giving any thought to what they’re actually doing.

And 81 percent say their days have become more repetitive during the last 18 months, with weekdays being the most cyclical.

Although, 54 percent said they would be happy to experience the same day over and over if it was their perfect day.

Having good weather, being on holiday and not having to work amongst the ingredients for the perfect day.

A spokeswoman from Lottoland, which carried out the research in conjunction with its Cash4Life draw, said: “It’s easy to feel stuck in the cycle of life, especially when the same things need doing each day.

“But it’s interesting to see how many people would actually be happy to experience the exact same 24 hours over and over if it was their best day – it seems variety is not always the spice of life!

“When it comes to achieving the perfect groundhog day, it looks like a little windfall could make all the difference, with things like going on holiday and not having to work topping everyone’s list.”

The survey, by OnePoll, revealed that the top things Brits do the same way every day are eating, showering and dressing.

As many as one in six people have the same breakfast every single day, and a further 68 percent say they find themselves repeating the same meals regularly.

But there are some aspects Brits enjoy about their routine – such as feeling organised, not liking change and managing work patterns.

And 48 percent said they liked having a set daily routine, with the younger generation (18- to 24-year-olds) preferring a routine most.

Half even said they fear change, with a third saying they are in a comfortable rut, and 21 percent feeling too anxious to alter their schedule.

Furthermore, 28 percent can’t remember. Brinkwire presents summary news.


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