Two thirds of British women are ‘completely bored’ with their lives, a study has revealed.
A lack of variety amid a daily routine, a limited social life and pressures at work are the main bones of contention for the nation’s females.
Not enough holidays and coming home every night to be faced by a list of household chores to crack on with also leaves women feeling fed up.
Many said they were also bored with their appearance but didn’t know how to or couldn’t afford to give themselves a make-over.
Elaine Smith, marketing manager for Florette Fruit, which conducted the study among 3,000 women said: ”Women today are so busy trying to have it all – the job, the family, the social life – that somehow we’ve ended up with nothing.
”It is no surprise two thirds of British women are bored with their lives and half are sick of doing the same thing day in and day out.
”Women have lost the get-up-and-go to shake up their lives and try something different.”
The study found almost seven out of ten females are fed up with being broke.
Most claim they are happy in their current relationships – but almost seven out of ten are fed up with being skint.
Nearly half said they were ‘sick and tired’ of doing the same things day in and day out, while 46 blamed their dissatisfaction on their terrible social life.
Four in ten said they hated their job while another four out of ten said they would be happier with life if they could take more holidays.
More than a third said the constant cycle of dirty dishes, laundry, vacuuming, dusting and cleaning left them yearning for a change of scenery.
Interestingly, a whopping nine out of ten reckoned they would be less bored with life if they made an effort to be more spontaneous.
Of the unusual things women wish they had the guts to do, six in 10 dreamed of driving to the airport and board the first available plane.
Over a third of girls liked the idea of packing their bags and emigrating to another country, while 31 per cent fantasised about telling people what they really thought of them.
It also emerged a quarter of women would like to walk into work and hand in their notice and the same percentage wished they could chop all their hair off to make a statement.
The study also showed six out of ten would feel much happier if they were able to have more holidays during the year.
Nearly half of women say a move away from their current house and town would make a massive difference, and 45 per cent reckon a change of appearance – such as hair, make up or wardrobe – would do them the world of good.
But 34 per cent of women don’t have the confidence to make the necessary changes to their life to make them happy, while 29 per cent claim not to have the time.
London-based life coach Becki Houlston said: ”Women across Britain have taken the first step by admitting they are bored of the monotony of their lives, but now need to address the ‘buts’ which get in the way of them grasping opportunities.
”Grabbing those spontaneous moments only takes place when we remove the barrier between what we want to do and actually taking action.
”A huge part of that interference is a ‘but’, whether it’s ‘I wish I could say yes to that invite, but I don’t have the energy’ or ‘I wish I could relax but I need to get this done.’
”Buts’ limit the exploration of possibilities by the brain and, along with the energy boost of eating fresh fruit, it’s these possibilities that open the door for spontaneous actions – and the motivation for life which follows.”
TOP 10 ‘BORES’
2. Lack of social life
4. Lack of holidays
7. Depressing news
8. Eating the same things all the time
9. The house
TOP 10 THINGS WOMEN WISH THEY COULD DO
1. Go to an airport and get the next available flight to anywhere
3. Tell people what they really think of them
4. Hand in their notice without another job to go to
5. Have a dramatic hair cut
6. Put the house up for sale and buy a new one
7. Try something new in the bedroom
8. Go back to school
9. Book in for a boob job
10. Sing in public