How our life is so predictable: Three in four Brits do the same thing every weekend
13:45 GMT, 10 September 2012
After a hard week in the office, the weekend is a time to do something fun and exciting.
But in reality, we are stuck in a rut with three in four Brits doing the same things every weekend.
A new study found that 75 per cent of people said they repeat the same activities every Saturday and Sunday and more than one in 10 admitted to spending most of the weekend indoors, rarely or never leaving the house.
Stuck in a rut: Many of us spend the whole weekend doing nothing but mundane activities like watching the TV
Despite high hopes of weekend jaunts to the country, the majority of people (67 per cent) stay within 10 miles of home, and 40 per cent feel they are stuck in a rut.
Half of those surveyed by Groupon UK wished their lives were more exciting but it is a lack of cash that holds 53 per cent of Brits from trying new experiences.
One in five said they had no time to try different things, and 27 per cent felt they were not confident enough.
Interestingly, older people are the most daring, with 50 per cent of retired couples having tried a new experience in the last month.
Ready for the weekend: Instead of travelling and exploring, Brits spend their weekend cleaning
Otherwise, the nation spends the weekend watching television (66 per cent), supermarket shopping (46 per cent) and cleaning the house (48 per cent).
For almost one in ten people (nine per cent), the most exciting thing they have done in the last month is go to the pub, and 33 per cent stick to the same three to five bars or restaurants.
Seven Suphi, Life Coach and Behavioural Change Specialist, said :'It can be depressing when you feel like you’re stuck in a rut.
'For some of us, mundane activities like the weekly food shop or cleaning the house, make up the majority of our weekends.
'As a nation we need to rethink our out-of-work activities, because it’s new experiences that make us more well-rounded and interesting people.'
Roy Blanga, Managing Director of Groupon UK, said: 'After the excitement of the Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics, 2013 has been dubbed the “year of nothing”.
'To beat this, it’s important that everyone proactively seeks out new activities to try.'