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Almost One In Three Brits Are Turning To Social Media For A Daily Dose Of Positivity

The LADbible Team

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Almost One In Three Brits Are Turning To Social Media For A Daily Dose Of Positivity

When you’re feeling particularly blue, there’s nothing like a good ol’ dose of positivity on social media to brighten your mood.

Happiness is everywhere online and it’s animals and memes that really hit the spot for the majority of Brits with 23% choosing them as their go-tos for a hit of happiness.

I mean who doesn’t love animals? Cute puppies and kittens, or pets behaving badly you name it - there’s tonnes out of content out there that’ll give you that uplifting feeling inside.

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It turns out Brits are spending two hours out of their day to seek social media happiness out. And if that’s what puts a smile on people's faces then there’s certainly no harm in it - the experts agree.  

Vanessa King, an expert on positivity psychology and Action For Happiness board member, had this to say on the matter, “What we consume online impacts how we feel”. 

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“Even small positive mood boosts can make a difference. And these don’t just feel good, science shows these can add up – for example helping us be more open to others, more flexible in our thinking, better at creative problem solving.”

So with the science backing up that happy feeling you get inside, it makes sense that the start (10%) and end of the day (14%) are the most popular times that people seek their nuggets of positivity from social media - with people spending on average two hours a day scrolling.

Reacting to the research, Paul Sweeney, Managing Director, Sky Mobile, said: “With more than half of us using our phones daily to see positive and uplifting content, Sky Mobile is here to help you easily tap into your rolled over data to access the latest memes, humorous videos and more 24/7.”

Seems a fair deal Paul, memes and funny vids are what makes the world go round and no one can argue with science. 

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The LADbible Team
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