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Brits have become 'more spontaneous' following end of coronavirus lockdown restrictions



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Brits have become 'more spontaneous' following lockdown, with getting a tattoo, a drastic haircut and moving house among the things people have done on a whim.

A study of 2,000 adults found 22 per cent are ready to inject a sense of adventure into their life after nearly a year and a half of restrictions.

As a result, the average adult makes at least one impulsive decision a week, with buying new clothes (49 per cent), deciding to eat out (49 per cent) and donating to charity (31 per cent) at the top of the list.

People have even sold their homes spontaneously, according to the new poll
People have even sold their homes spontaneously, according to the new poll

Others have even quit their job.

But the study found 18-24 year olds act spontaneously six times a month - more than any other age group.

The study was commissioned by Mentos, which teamed up with social media personality, Chunkz, to talk to Gen Z’s about what they’ll be saying ‘yes’ to this summer - from travelling to bungee jumping and even skinny dipping.

Reasons for being spontaneous include believing life is too short (40 per cent), to improve one’s mood (36 per cent) and to forget about other distractions or thoughts (25 per cent).

But the research also found the pandemic has made people more spontaneous with their social life, with a fifth now more open to making last minute plans.

People are now more likely to eat out on a whim
People are now more likely to eat out on a whim

Kim McMahon, product manager for Mentos Gum, said: “It’s great to see how excited and willing to try new opportunities people are.

“After more than a year of restrictions it’s clear we’re keen to awaken our minds, escape our everyday routines and try new experiences that come our way.”

The study also found a third believe it’s important to live each day as it’s your last and 22 per cent admitted the pandemic has made them regret saying ‘no’ to plans in the past.



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