Millions of Brits have called in sick this morning so they can stay in bed


New research has revealed that more than half (57 percent) of Britons are feeling completely overwhelmed by the prospect of an entire new year of work commitments, household chores and life admin.

In fact, as many as one in ten will be taking an impromptu “duvet day”, while a further 10 percent have booked the whole week off.

The research of almost 2,000 adults by Currys PC World also revealed the true extent of the “life jobs” awaiting the average Briton over the next 12 months, in addition to their work commitments, with an estimated 197 trips to the supermarket, 239 loads of washing, 296 evening meals to cook and 150 piles of ironing to get through.

Over the next 12 months, the average Brit will also have 353 lots of washing up in store and they are set to make 171 packed lunches, fill in five forms, make 275 beds – and load and unload the dishwasher 327 times.

There will also be 130 trips to the Post Office or bank, 166 school runs and 187 dog walks – as well as endure three visits over the next 12 months to relatives we don’t like and have to take the car to the garage at least twice.

Seven in ten Brits said life admin and domestic chores got in the way of their life and thirty percent of respondents said they were waiting for a lucky break to make life easier.