Fresh bedding and a surprise pay-rise are among 50 of life’s littlest victories

Getting into fresh bedding at the end of the day, receiving a surprise pay rise at work and being served first at the bar are among life’s top 50 little victories, according to a poll.

Finding money down the back of the sofa, arriving at a packed car park just as someone leaves and leaving work early also made the list.

Other ‘punch the air’ moments include getting the washing in before it starts to rain and when two chocolates fall out of the vending machine when you only paid for one.

Almost a quarter of the 2,000 adults polled said hearing their favourite song on the radio was the highlight of their day — while 27 per cent agreed getting a surprise pay rise really boosted their mood.

Peter Bennett, for online casino and bingo site PlayOJO, which commissioned the research, said: “It’s interesting to see from the research that achieving even one little victory is enough to make anyone’s day better.

“As a brand we believe in being playful and celebrating life’s little wins, so it’s great to see people having a little dance and generally having fun to celebrate their little victories.”

Researchers found even getting a free cup of coffee, putting comfy clothes on at the end of the day and nailing the Sunday roast are considered wins.

While others admit they feel a sense of achievement if they manage to leave work early or bring the washing in before the heavens open.

Over half of those polled claim they feel happy (58 per cent), lucky (36 per cent) and accomplished (19 per cent) when experiencing a victory.

Moment

And almost seven in 10 adults went as far to say any small achievements are enough to motivate them for the rest of the day.

When nice things do happen, 38 per cent give themselves the time to savour the moment — and 13 per cent of respondents admit to doing a little happy dance, a sure-fire way to ensure the rest of the day goes smoothly.

1. FINDING money in a pocket/handbag/down back of the sofa.

2. Finding a ver on the street.

3. Getting into fresh bedding.

4. Winning a little on the lottery.

5. Finding a parking space as someone is leaving.

6. Completing a to-do list.

7. Getting in just as it starts raining.

8. Completing a DIY task by yourself.

9. Getting a surprise pay rise.

10. Getting home on all green lights.

11. Losing weight while eating what you want.

12. Completing a gardening task.

13. Taking washing in just before it starts raining.

14. An extra hour in bed.

15. Favourite song comes on the radio.

16. Putting comfy clothes on at the end of a busy day.

17. Getting two- for-one from a vending machine.

18. Leaving work early.

19. Parallel parking rst time.

20. Cancelling before free trial ends.

21. Wrapping the last Christmas present.

22. Getting a free cup of coffee.

23. Finding forgotten chocolate.

24. Having the exact amount of change to pay.

25. Having an umbrella when it starts rain- ing.

26. Finding snacks you’d forgotten about.

27. Bad weather at home when you are on holiday.

28. A ‘good hair day’.

29. Waitress leav- ing something off the bill.

30. Nailing the Sunday roast.

31. Waking up late on your day off.

32. Getting served rst at the bar.

33. Dropping a glass without it smashing.

34. Train doors opening right in front of you.

35. Putting exactly €10 of petrol in the car.

36. Winning at bingo.

37. Getting the shopping in from the car in one go.

38. Surprise date night with your partner.

39. Successfully poach an egg.

40. Painting your nails without smudging.

41. When your kids play happily together.

42. Getting likes on social media.

43. Finding out you’re better looking than your partner’s ex.

44. When a child sleeps through the night.

45. When a baby’s nap times coincide with things you want to do. 4

46. Loading the dishwasher perfectly.

47. Finishing a run on a round number.

48. Getting THE shot rst time for Instagram.

49. In-laws can- celling visit.

50. Forgetting your wallet but realising you can pay on your phone.

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