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Millions of Brits are ‘overwhelmed’ by modern life

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Written by Tim Barnes-Clay

Are you one of the millions of Brits who feel overwhelmed by mounting work pressures, busy social calendars and financial worries?

The study of 2,000 workers by online casino found the UK is a nation hard at work.

Twenty-two per cent struggle with the overtime they have to put in at the office. While two-thirds feel a constant sense of dread from the stress of their day-to-day lives.

Work is the most common source of stress in daily life, followed by money, finance woes and family issues. However, the biggest drain on time is dealing with life and general admin such as household chores and other necessities.

Greg Tatton-Brown from said: “Some people are driven by pressure. Others are caught up in an ever-growing to-do list which can seem unending. As our lifestyles become busier we will spend more of our lives on the go with less downtime. So it’s important to be able to stay organised wherever you are. And also to make time for the fun things in life whenever you can”.


As a way to de-stress, 36 per cent put time aside to indulge in a luxurious bath and 31 per cent exercise.

It also emerged more than half of Brits think their lives would be improved if they had more money coming in. The belief being that it would give them more freedom to relax. And just under half think they would be able to clear their head and organise their lives more efficiently if only they had a little more time to think things through.

Half of those surveyed keep a well-weathered stack of to-do lists to keep track of their tasks. And one quarter have a dedicated organiser app on their phone. But the the average Brit is still only has 73 minutes a day to themselves.

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Despite this dedication to worrying about work, only 15 per cent would refer to themselves as ‘workaholics’.

Greg Tatton-Brown added: “Brits are finding ways to tackle their stress levels. Whether they have a minute between meetings or a cheeky hour to themselves. Traditional methods of relaxation like a long soak in the bath or a bit of kip are all well and good for those who can find the downtime.

But for those of us where every minute counts it seems our mobile phones, whether through social media, gaming or entertainment, provides a much-needed escape to recalibrate our minds.”