Top 20 things Brits want to change about their lives


Millions of Brits are ready to switch up almost every aspect of their lives – including their homes, social lives, fitness levels … and their partners.

A study of 2,000 adults found 59 per cent are in need of a change in their lives, with 61 per cent going as far as to say they feel stuck in a rut.

Common aspects of life people are keen to alter or improve in the near future are their hairstyle, mobile phone and car.

While 12 per cent admitted to wanting to find a different partner, and 30 per cent are seeking a new job.

The research was commissioned by Virgin Media O2 to support its Switch Up offering which allows customers to change their mobile when they like.

A spokesperson said:

“It’s really easy to carry on through life without taking the chance to actively seek change and mix things up.

“Whilst staying in your comfort zone isn’t always a bad thing, you could be missing out on a whole range of benefits by sticking with what you’ve always known.

“That can be said for the big things in life, but also for the smaller things such as sticking with the same phone.

“No matter how big or small the change, switching to something new helps to keep things fresh.”

When asked about previous times they’ve made a change in their life, respondents said switching things up makes them feel refreshed, motivated and confident.

Other areas of life adults want to tweak include their dress sense (19 per cent), friends (15 per cent) and who they bank with (11 per cent).

But as much as adults may want to change up elements of their lifestyles, 36 per cent rate themselves as somewhat indecisive.

While 52 per cent believe making a big change in their life would cost too much, and 40 per cent live in fear of it not working out.

Brits claim to most often get bored of their diet (27 per cent), their home décor (22 per cent) and the area they live in (20 per cent).

It also emerged 12 per cent of those polled via OnePoll think about switching up big things in their life multiple times a week.

Top things Brits want to change about their lives

  1. Fitness
  2. Social life
  3. House
  4. Career
  5. House Decor
  6. The area they live
  7. Car
  8. Hairstyle
  9. Where they go on holiday
  10. Dress sense
  11. The country they live in
  12. Mobile phone
  13. Energy provider
  14. Friends
  15. Hair colour
  16. Partner
  17. Broadband provider
  18. Pet / getting a pet
  19. Who they bank with
  20. Their Gym


Chris Price