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Top 50 simple pleasures

Our definitive list of all the little things that bring you joy...

Researchers at One Poll, polled 6,000 adults in UK, US, Singapore and Australia to determine all the little things that bring joy. Being somewhere new, finishing a really good book, and stunning views all feature in the list. Other favourites include a picnic, listening to favourite songs and feeling of the sun on your face.

Over half polled believe they don’t get to enjoy life’s simplest pleasures often enough for their liking, while others feel they don’t have enough time in their day-to-day to take advantage of small pleasures as much as they should.

Now that local travel and travel bubbles are starting to materialise, we are optimistic that people will be able to safely enjoy some of these simple pleasures abroad before too much longer.

UK Top 50 Simple Pleasures

1. Feeling of sun on your face
2. Sleeping in a freshly made bed
3. Stunning views
4. Waking up to sun
5. A nice dinner
6. Being in the countryside
7. Seeing flowers and trees blossom
8. Listening to your favourite songs
9. Making someone smile or laugh
10. Long walks
11. Going to the beach
12. Dining out
13. Hearing nothing but birds tweeting
14. Cake
15. Sleeping in a big incredibly comfy bed
16. Finding money in a purse/wallet you had forgotten about
17. Sitting in a pub garden
18. Having dinner made for you
19. A roaring fire
20. Getting a delivery in the post
21. Finishing a really good book
22. Watching your favourite movie
23. Discovering new places
24. Payday
25. Home cooking

UK Continued

26. Having a gossip or catchup with friends
27. Seeing a butterfly
28. Laughing out loud at a film
29. Wearing an outfit that makes you feel good
30. Receiving a compliment from a stranger
31. Sound of rain on the window
32. Getting a cuddle from your children
33. Having a picnic
34. Sunbathing
35. Not having to set the alarm at the weekend or on a day off
36. People watching
37. Someone making you a cup of tea
38. Having a good hair day
39. Having a coffee/tea in bed
40. Staying in bed on a Sunday morning
41. Doing exercise
42. Discovering new food
43. Hearing the wind blow through the trees
44. Smell of toast in the morning
45. Seeing old people hold hands
46. Discovering new music
47. Buying fresh local food produce
48. Spotting a species of bird you’ve never seen before
49. Swimming outside
50. Donating to charity

USA Top 50 Simple Pleasures

1. Listening to your favorite songs
2. A nice dinner
3. Watching your favorite movie
4. Finishing a really good book
5. Doing exercise
6. Spotting a species of bird you’ve never seen before
7. Seeing flowers and trees blossom
8. Wearing an outfit that makes you feel good
9. Home cooking
10. A match on Hinge (or other dating site) with someone you’re attracted to
11. Stunning views
12. Going to the beach
13. Not having to set the alarm at the weekend or on a day off
14. Getting a delivery in the mail
15. Dining out
16. Finding money you had forgotten about
17. Laughing out loud at a film
18. Having dinner made for you
19. Staying in bed on a Sunday morning
20. Making someone smile or laugh
21. Sound of rain on the window
22. Having a picnic
23. Hearing the wind blow through the trees
24. Being somewhere new
25. Sleeping in a freshly made bed

USA Continued

26. Receiving a compliment from a stranger
27. Swimming outside
28. Discovering new food
29. Feeling of sun on your face
30. Playing sport with friends or family
31. Waking up to sun
32. Donating to charity
33. Getting a cuddle from your children
34. Meeting new people
35. Buying fresh local food produce
36. Hearing nothing but birds tweeting
37. Payday
38. Cake
39. Having a coffee/tea in bed
40. People watching
41. Putting your out of office on as you head off on a vacation
42. Smell of toast in the morning
43. Spontaneous outings
44. Long walks
45. Playing a musical instrument
46. Sleeping in a big incredibly comfy bed
47. Wearing a new pair of socks for the first time
48. Having a gossip or catchup with friends
49. Being in the countryside
50. Seeing a butterfly

 

Australia Top 50 Simple Pleasures

1. Listening to your favourite songs
2. Sleeping in a freshly made bed
3. Making someone smile or laugh
4. A nice dinner
5. Payday
6. Sleeping in a big incredibly comfy bed
7. Sound of rain on the window
8. Stunning views
9. Watching your favourite movie
10. Going to the beach
11. Having dinner made for you
12. Finding money in a purse/wallet you had forgotten about
13. Dining out
14. Discovering new places
15. Getting a delivery in the post
16. Home cooking
17. Wearing an outfit that makes you feel good
18. Staying in bed on a Sunday morning
19. Feeling of sun on your face
20. Receiving a compliment from a stranger
21. Having a gossip or catchup with friends
22. Laughing out loud at a film
23. Not having to set the alarm at the weekend or on a day off
24. Seeing flowers and trees blossom
25. Long walks

Australia Continued

26. Having a picnic
27. Waking up to sun
28. Travelling across the state
29. Cake
30. Doing exercise
31. Discovering new food
32. Getting a cuddle from your children
33. Discovering new music
34. Seeing old people hold hands
35. Seeing a butterfly
36. A roaring fire
37. Having a good hair day
38. Buying fresh local food produce
39. Finishing a really good book
40. Swimming outside
41. Having a coffee/tea in bed
42. Someone making you a cup of tea
43. Hearing nothing but birds chirping
44. Smell of toast in the morning
45. Hearing the wind blow through the trees
46. Meeting new people
47. Sitting in a pub garden
48. Playing sport with friends or family
49. Donating to charity
50. Spontaneous mid-week dinners

Singapore Top 50 Simple Pleasures

1. A nice dinner
2. Listening to your favourite songs
3. Payday
4. Watching your favourite movie
5. Dining out
6. Making someone smile or laugh
7. Staying in bed on a Sunday morning
8. Sleeping in a big incredibly comfy bed
9. Spend a weekend away
10. Doing exercise
11. Sleeping in a freshly made bed
12. Visiting a new cafe/eatery
13. Sound of rain on the window
14. Spend the day shopping
15. Stunning views
16. Wearing an outfit that makes you feel good
17. Going for a drink with friends
18. Going to the beach
19. Having dinner made for you
20. Home cooking
21. Finding money in a purse/wallet you had forgotten about
22. Smell of coffee in the morning
23. Long walks
24. Not having to set the alarm at the weekend or on a day off
25. Being somewhere new

Singapore Continued

26. Going to the cinema
27. Having a gossip or catchup with friends
28. Cake
29. Receiving a compliment from a stranger
30. Seeing flowers and trees blossom
31. Finishing a really good book
32. Hearing the wind blow through the trees
33. Spend a day relaxing by the pool
34. Having a good hair day
35. Getting a delivery in the post
36. Visit a public garden
37. Seeing old people hold hands
38. Being in the countryside
39. Getting a cuddle from your children
40. Trying a new recipe
41. Donating to charity
42. Someone making you a cup of tea
43. Having a coffee/tea in bed
44. Meeting new people
45. Playing sport with friends or family
46. Having a picnic
47. Buying fresh local food produce
48. Going on a bike ride
49. Putting your out of office on as you head off on a holiday
50. Playing with your pet