New survey data has revealed that 54% of people feel worried or anxious on a daily basis

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Just over half of the 2000 members of the public, who responded to a survey, admitted to feeling worried or anxious every day.

Dr Felix, a registered online doctor and pharmacy service, conducted a comprehensive survey, which asked how people spend their time each day and the different moods they experience. The company used the results to determine how frequently people feel different emotions and how they spend their time. The survey also asked what activities the respondents would prioritise if they only had one week left to live.

The company is using the results to encourage people to find more time in their daily lives to do what matters most to them and improve their general mental wellbeing.

When asked how they would spend their last week:

  • 45% of respondents said they would prioritise spending time with family, which was the most popular answer

  • 23% said they would go travelling and 11% would spend it with friends.

  • Only 2% would prioritise sex in their final week.

In reality, those surveyed unsurprisingly spend most of their time (30-45 hours a week) working. However, they also spend up to three hours a day browsing social media and watching TV, and admitted to only seeing family and friends once a week.

Dr Felix’s resident health editor, Tamsin Nicholson says,

“We conducted a comprehensive survey of members of the public asking them about how they spend their time and how this influences their feelings and mood on a day-to-day basis. Most importantly, we wanted to know what they would do if they had just one week to live and how this compares to their daily lives.

“Obviously it’s impractical to spend all our time as we please; we spend half our lives sleeping and a big chunk of time at work so it can be hard to find enough hours in the day for what’s actually important. However, I was surprised at how much time is spent browsing social media and watching TV compared to seeing family and friends, despite spending time with family being referenced as the most important thing to almost half of respondents. We want to encourage people to reassess how they use their spare time and prioritise what makes them happy, to increase mental wellbeing.”

To view the results in full, click here or find to out more about Dr Felix, visit the website.