The 30 things Brits say they need more of – with sleep, sunshine, holidays and cuddles topping our wish lists

The 30 things Brits say they need more of – with sleep, sunshine, holidays and cuddles topping our wish lists

January 10, 2022

BRITS have listed the things they don't get enough of – with sleep, sunshine and holidays abroad topping the list.

A study of 2,000 adults found more than a quarter feel they never get enough exercise, and one in five would like more laughter in their lives.

Cuddles, me-time and nights out also featured in the list of things people want more of in their lives.

Others say they need more hours in the day – while money and confidence were also on the list.

Almost 70 per cent of those polled say they get more of what they want on holiday.

But, likely as a result of the pandemic, 64 per cent haven't been away in two years or more.

Following the findings, TUI UK & Ireland, which commissioned the research, has teamed up with celebrity radio presenter Mark Wright to give away the ultimate ‘Vitamin H’ package. 


Katie McAlister, from TUI said: “We all have some things we want more of in life – however big or small.

"A common theme through this ‘never enough’ list is that these activities are enjoyed while on holiday – whether it’s more culture, me-time, sleep or mindfulness.

“Evidently holidays are when we feel fulfilled and enriched the most.

"‘Vitamin H’ (holiday) deficiency is the latest trend to come out of the pandemic.”

It also emerged two-thirds of those who took part in the survey believe one holiday per year isn’t enough – with respondents going away twice on average across 12 months.

And 29 per cent now prioritise themselves more following the pandemic, although 56 per cent admit they ‘don’t get enough of what they need’ in life.


The majority put this down to a lack of money, time and work getting in the way of truly enjoying themselves.

However, half believe you can have too much of a good thing in life, no doubt making the infrequency of trips away more exciting.

While 57 per cent like to plan holidays far in advance, one in five prefer a spontaneous booking at the last minute according to the OnePoll data.

Despite that, the classic seven-night break still rules according to those polled.

And 62 per cent said they’re lacking in holidays.

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TV star Wright is working with TUI to give one lucky Instagram user three holidays in one year, including an exotic, far flung holiday, a beach stay in the Med and a short break exploring one of the world’s greatest cities.

He said: “Who doesn't love a holiday? I live for mine, and always count down to the next time I'm going away.

“Whether it's watching the sun set in Mallorca, skiing down a mountain in the Alps or lying on a beach in Mexico, I'm all over it and I can’t wait to make up for lost time."

The top 30 thing we just don’t get enough of

1.            Sunshine

2.            Holidays

3.            Sleep

4.            Exercise

5.            Money

6.            Going out with friends

7.            Cuddles

8.            Fun

9.            Fresh air

10.          Laughter

11.          Happiness

12.          Me-time

13.          Relaxation

14.          Hours in the day

15.          Lie-ins

16.          Good luck

17.          Fruit/vegetables

18.          Nights out

19.          Confidence

20.          Love

21.          Family time

22.          Time off

23.          Screen-free time

24.          Freedom

25.          Vitamin C

26.          Water

27.          A bigger home

28.          Mindfulness

29.          Culture

30.          Praise

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