13:07 12 August 2009
Whats your usual response when new opportunities come your way? Do you seize the day and savour the experience, or look for the nearest hole in the sand to stick your head into? Chance, risk, and novelty are aspects of life that people react to differently but how about you?
As it turns out, most of us live very routine lives. But variety can have an overwhelming positive impact on our wellbeing, according to research from The National Lottery.
Experts at the Social Issues Research Centre (SIRC), who conducted the research, have been studying how we respond to opportunities in life and have found we're quick to make excuses these days not enough time, not enough cash, we don't want to look silly and so forth.
The list goes on but there are plenty of opportunities that aren't dramatic or risky but can still make a difference to our every day lives, without costing much at all.
To find out where you fall, SIRC has teamed up with The National Lottery to create this quick and easy test to find out how likely you are to seize lifes opportunities, or if youre stuck in a rut:
Whatever your profile, if you want to introduce a bit of variety into your life, here are some top tips to make sure you make the most of the chances that come your way:
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