Brits reveal the best ways to 'find themselves' – including travelling the world and a digital detox | The Sun
THE favourite ways Brits 'find themselves' include a digital detox, daily empowerment and travelling the world.
A study of 2,000 adults found most Brits have never been on a ‘journey of self-discovery’ and almost half (47 per cent) haven’t completely come to terms with who the real 'them' is yet.
And only 28 per cent are content with their lot in life, research by Tourism New Zealand revealed.
Of those who are, or have been on such a pursuit, a whopping 83 per cent say it was a success.
But more than a third (34 per cent) say travelling abroad would improve their chances of finding themselves.
More than half of those (55 per cent) said they’d like to get the opportunity to experience an entirely different culture – expanding their horizons in the process.
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Others think ditching alcohol, taking up yoga and meditation, changing career path, or starting a TikTok channel, would be the best way to find themselves.
Nonetheless, 76 per cent believe it is important to understand yourself – with the aim of building self-confidence, the number one reason for doing so (51 per cent).
Discovering your full-potential (45 per cent) and learning from past mistakes (41 per cent), are also incentives for self-discovery, according to OnePoll.com data.
New Zealand topped the list as the place Brits feel is best to visit in order to complete a voyage of self-discovery, followed by Australia, Canada and USA.
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TOP THINGS BRITS ARE DOING TO FIND THEMSELVES
1. Reading more
2. Travelling the world
3. Removing negative people from your life
4. Exploring the great outdoors
5. Learning about and experiencing a new culture
6. Being more present (i.e., being fully engaged and attentive to the present moment)
7. Surrounding yourself with likeminded people
8. Picking up a new hobby (e.g., knitting/doing puzzles/cooking/pottery)
9. Changing career paths
10. Volunteering at a charity
11. Cleaning/clearing out the home
12. Spending less time using devices
13. Learning about different ideologies and religions
14. Doing yoga and meditation
15. Writing a journal/book
16. Escaping the city
17. Trying out different music – finding new artists
18. Moving to another country
19. Exploring your sexuality/ having new sexual experiences
20. Learning a new language
21. Daily manifestations/empowerment
22. Stop drinking alcohol
23. Watching movies deemed culturally and artistic important
24. Setting up a side hustle
25. Experimenting with fashion
26. Deleting all social media
27. Living a zero-waste lifestyle
28. Petitioning for social justice
29. Crystals, astrology
30. Starting a Tik Tok channel
The study also found over a third (37 per cent) of everyone polled is keen to live life to the full, with a quarter of Brits (25 per cent) making their way through a bucket list of life goals.
Sarah Handley, general manager, Americas & Europe for New Zealand Tourism, said: “It’s great to see that people in the UK are interested in self-discovery, with some stepping out of their comfort zones and seeking new adventures, in a bid to improve their overall well-being and self-understanding.
‘’New Zealand has so much to offer such as diverse landscapes, unique wildlife, and a rich indigenous culture to immerse yourself in, making it the perfect destination for self-reflection.
‘’We welcome anyone embarking on a journey of self-discovery, we hope that New Zealand provides the opportunity to truly find yourself.”
To discover how Tourism New Zealand can help adventurers to ‘find themselves’, head here.
TOP TEN COUNTRIES VOTED BEST TO VISIT TO ‘FIND YOURSELF’
1. New Zealand
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