Receiving an online delivery earlier than expected, getting a compliment from a stranger – and taking a ‘good selfie’ on the first attempt are among life’s ‘little wins’.
A poll of 2,000 adults discovered the small everyday moments which spark joy.
These include getting an extra hour in bed and enjoying a relaxing glass of wine at the end of the day.
Other joyous moments include waking up and realising it’s the weekend, getting a free item in a takeaway and winning a virtual quiz.
It also emerged that Brits enjoy an average of three unexpected pleasures every week, giving them a ‘happy glow’ for 74 minutes each time.
The research was commissioned by Barefoot Wine as part of its ‘Virtual Cheers’ campaign, which aims to celebrate the everyday ‘little wins’.
A video shows Brits celebrating their daily achievements, including things as simple as putting the washing out and making the bed.
Reflecting the current situation, others in the video classed working from home, cleaning the kitchen and keeping a cactus alive as their little wins.
A spokesman for Barefoot Wine said: “Now more than ever it’s important that we appreciate the little moments in life.
“This research shows that celebrating the little wins can really make a difference – whether that’s starting the day with sun, having a weekend lie-in or winding down and having a glass of wine at the end of the week.
“Barefoot Wine has always been about celebrating positivity and raising a glass to the everyday little wins, which is why we’re encouraging people all around the country to raise a ‘virtual cheers’ every Saturday to celebrate the little things with family and friends.”
The research also found receiving an unexpected gift in the post, finding a favourite bottle of wine in stock and even keeping a plant alive are classed as ‘little wins’.
More than half have been known to share such moments with others – with 53 per cent doing so over the phone and a fifth broadcasting the news on social media.
Closer to home, people are most likely to talk to their partner about a little win, followed by friends and parents.
Three in five also like to see and hear about other people’s moments of joy, with 58 per cent feeling happy for them when they learn of their success.
Almost half the nation feel positive when they experience their own little win, with one in 10 even admitting that experiencing a good moment is better than spending time with their other half.
To celebrate a ‘little win’, more than a fifth reward themselves with a refreshing glass of wine to mark the occasion, while 46 per cent said they simply enjoy the moment.
A fifth of those polled, via OnePoll, admitted they actively seek out little wins to boost their mood.
And 60 per cent said an unexpected joyous moment has the power to help them forget anything negative.
It also emerged more than a quarter would most like to experience a little win at the beginning of a day in order to boost their mood, with waking up and realising it’s the weekend resulting in a feeling of positivity for 69 minutes.
Similarly, receiving a compliment leaves people glowing for 77 minutes.
Brits also said that they can prolong the glow that they get from their little wins with rewards, such having a glass of wine at the end of the day, resulting in another hour of happiness.
But while 86 per cent believe it’s important to appreciate the ‘little things’ in life, 54 per cent said they have found more joy in such moments during recent months than ever before.
To be in with a chance of winning a Barefoot Little Win for yourself of a loved one, join Barefoot Wine this month on their social channels. Share your ‘Little Win’ experience and raise a #virtualcheers to the little things in life.
For more information visit @barefootwineuk #VirtualCheers
Top 50 Little Wins according to Brits:
1. Finding money in an old coat pocket
2. Waking up to sunshine
3. Receiving an unexpected gift in the post
4. Getting into fresh bedding at the end of the day
5. Traffic lights turning green as you approach them
6. Watching the sunset
7. Completing a to-do list
8. Completing a DIY task by yourself
9. Winning a lucky dip on the lottery
10. Getting a compliment from a stranger
11. Getting an extra hour in bed
12. When your favourite song comes on the radio or playlist
13. Getting a free item in your takeaway
14. Finding a forgotten stash of chocolate
15. Receiving an online delivery earlier than expected
16. Putting comfy clothes on at the end of a busy day
17. Seeing a happy dog on a walk
18. Completing a gardening task successfully
19. Waking up thinking it’s a weekday but realising it’s the weekend
20. Getting the last parking space in a car park
21. Receiving a call from a long distant friend or family member
22. Being thanked for helping a neighbour
23. Finding out it’s a four-day working week
24. Fitting into a pair of jeans you’d forgotten about
25. Getting a new recipe right
26. Keeping a plant alive
27. Seeing the item you need fully stocked in the supermarket
28. Parallel parking on a first attempt
29. Waking up to a heartwarming text
30. Having the exact amount of change to pay for something
31. Remembering to cancel a subscription before the free trial ends
32. Having an umbrella in your bag when it starts raining
33. Completing a food shop without forgetting any items
34. Completing a home workout
35. Waking up on a ‘good hair day’
36. Having a crisp, refreshing glass of wine at the end of the day
37. Having a surprise date night with your partner
38. Getting a product upgrade in your online food shop
39. When your favourite box set returns
40. Waking up just before your alarm
41. Finding a forgotten bottle of wine
42. Winning a virtual quiz
43. Getting likes on your social media post
44. Taking a ‘good’ selfie on the first attempt
45. Getting a personal best time for a run
46. Painting your nails without smudging
47. When your child sleeps through the night
48. When your kids play happily together
49. Finding that your favourite bottle of wine is in stock
50. Loading the dishwasher perfectly