Self-conscious Brits finally stop caring about what other people think of them at the age of 46, according to a new survey.
A survey of 2,000 adults 55 and older found that they are comfortable in their own skin when they turn 42 and are satisfied with their careers in their 40s.
As a result of being comfortable in their own skin and ‘unapologetically’, 72 percent of adults feel ‘happier’ in life.
Victoria Betts, from the shoe brand Hotter.com, who commissioned the OnePoll survey, said: “Feeling comfortable is crucial to being happy in life. But there are so many different areas in life to get comfortable with, and it’s no wonder Brits take up to 40 years to tick off all of them.
“Our results found that nearly seven in 10 adults think it is important that people are allowed to be themselves without apology. But for many, the desire to fit in, not make waves and go with the flow means they don’t have the confidence to do this until later in life. “
One in three adults believe that becoming a parent was key to making them more comfortable with themselves, and a quarter attributed it to learning to drive.
Being more comfortable in your own skin made things like speaking in front of a crowd easier for 28 percent of those surveyed. And 39 percent are no longer afraid of meeting new people and looking for ways to appear interesting.
However, one in three believe they did not feel comfortable in their own skin until later in life than they imagined when they were younger. Some of the people surveyed said they would love to encourage themselves from the past to accept all of life’s challenges and learn to learn from both the hard and the good parts.
TOP 10 SITUATIONS IN LIFE THAT HELP BRITISH FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE IN THEIR OWN SKIN:
1. Becoming a parent
2. Get married
4. Go on a trip
5. Learn to drive
6. Climb the ladder of the house
7. Becoming a grandfather
8. Lose weight
9. Get a promotion
10. Graduate from college or course
(LOOK the attached video of women reading sweet letters to their younger selves).
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