We waste two-and-a-half hours every day worrying about trivial things that typically never happen, a poll claims.
We worry most that we will not get enough sleep, cited by 39 per cent, but we also get flustered about everything from the possibility of being out when a parcel is delivered (26 per cent) to leaving windows unlocked (23 per cent), a phone battery dying (22 per cent), losing keys (21 per cent) and wearing the wrong outfit (20 per cent).
Other nagging concerns include having no wi-fi (19 per cent), losing a wallet (19 per cent) and bad weather (19 per cent). But for all our daily fears, an overwhelming 82 per cent of us admit that most things we worry about never materialise.
The ‘worry audit’ of 2,000 adults was commissioned by TV channel Dave to promote Jon Richardson: Ultimate Worrier.
Not getting enough sleep was chief among people’s worries – being cited by nearly 39 per cent of those surveyed
Second on the list was being out when a parcel was delivered which 26 per cent of people said they worried about
Listening to music, being hugged and having a cup of tea are the top ways to combat worries