Many people have felt extremely busy over the past few years. It can be hard to find time to unwind.
And it seems that Britons are ready to embrace a slower lifestyle by their early 40s, with research revealing that the average UK adult is keen to settle down after living a ‘fast paced’ life for just under 25 years.
Research among 2,000 people found that 43 is the ideal age to settle down in the UK, with the average adult having just seven-and-a-half precious hours to themselves every week – a little over an hour a day.
Abbot Ale conducted research among more than 2,000 people and found that the age of 43 was the best to settle down in Britain. The average person has just seven-and-a half hours each week. Image from Stock
More than half of UK adults feel overwhelmed by the cost of household bills. Only 15% of those surveyed blame their commute.
One in five people admit that they don’t make enough time for themselves, even though 62% of them recognize the importance.
Ross O’Hara is the master brewer of Abbot Ale. He said that while it’s difficult to suddenly live life slowly and it’s crucial to recognize when it’s okay to slow down, it’s also important to take the time to enjoy these moments.
“We were amazed that Brits expected to slow down on average in their late 40s. This is a time of many busyness.
“But for others, it may be a drastic departure from their early 20s nights at clubs.
Brits who are able to slow down their pace of life say that it is 53% better than when they used to be always moving.
More than one third of respondents believe that they are now living a faster-paced life since most lockdown restrictions were lifted.
39% admit that they envy those who live life slower and can enjoy the small things.
Jeff Stelling (TV presenter, journalist) has joined Abbot Ale for the Slow Down message. Stelling stated: “As I age, I’m trying to slow myself down.
“Life can be chaotic, but I still want to have fun with my dog, go on a golf course, and enjoy a pint.
“I cheer on those who can slow down a bit faster than I.”