Do you need a break from ‘adulting’? many adults surveyed said they just want to goof around like they did when they were kids. Some saying a sleep over would be fun or would rather go bowling that to the gym. Many felt the expectations of them were tiring and just wanted to find that kid inside.
American adults are experiencing a fun drought. New research reveals the average adult experiences 131 days of boredom a year.
A new study of 2,000 Americans examined how frequently in adult life we experience days with no fun at all and found the typical respondent experiences more than a third of their year as boring, dreaded or specifically not fun days.
Results also showed 60 percent of adults believe their life is too “grown-up” and 73 percent miss aspects of their childhood, like time with friends (50 percent), less responsibilities (52 percent), or birthday parties (25 percent).
It seems that work, parenting, and other full-time responsibilities are sapping the fun out of American adults and making them feel a bit too, well, adult.
In fact, the research shows many adults would rather do more childlike fun activities than the mature options they’re stuck with. Thirty-nine percent of adults polled said they’d prefer to go bowling over an exercise class, and one in five grown adults would rather have a sleepover with friends than go to the movies.