Eight in ten Brits feel they are stuck in a rut and dream of dropping everything to start a new life, a study revealed yesterday.
Researchers found that the constant pressures of everyday life mean as many as 82 per cent have days where they consider leaving it all behind and starting again.
A third even claim to have made serious plans to escape their current day-to-day life and intend to go through with them in the near future if they haven’t already.
Being fed-up with the daily grind, feeling unhappy in a job or simply needing a new adventure all contribute to the feeling of wanting to get away from it all.
The study of 2,000 Brits was carried out by SKODA UK to mark the launch of the SKODA Yeti and Yeti Outdoor.
Spokeswoman Sarah Chapman said: ”These results confirm that deep down, a large number of us are dreaming of fulfilling our sense of adventure.
”Everyone has days where they get fed up with the monotony of the day-to-day life, thinking of nothing else but the weekend.
”Then you can let your hair down and do what you want to do rather than what you have to do.
”While many will make do with their lot, it seems there are some who are making serious plans to pack it all in and embark on a new adventure.”
The study found that a third dream of escaping their current life at least once a week, while another 51 per cent feel this way at least once a month.
More than one in 20 even admitted to having these thoughts every single day.
But while more than half put it down to being fed up with the daily grind, one in three said they felt it was because they needed a new adventure to keep them satisfied.
Eighteen per cent feel there are no opportunities where they are while others said they were unhappy in their current job.
Almost three in ten blamed the British weather saying they just want to get away from the constant wind and rain.
Eight in ten also said they felt stuck in a rut while another 80 per cent crave more excitement in their lives.
Half of those polled also admitted that they aren’t living their life to the full.
It also emerged that 55 per cent of Brits have had at least one moment in their life where they have taken a step back and re-evaluated their life.
Sarah Chapman from Skoda UK added: ”This feeling of needing to balance the day-to-day life and the desire for a new adventure is something we, at SKODA, can relate to.
”This is why we’ve launched our new Yeti and Yeti Outdoor – one perfect for city living, the other built for adventure.”
Top five reasons for wanting to escape:
1. I’m fed-up of the daily grind
2. I feel like I’m stuck in a rut
3. I feel like I need a new adventure
4. I’m not happy in my job
5. I’m fed up with the British weather