Taking action on how we live our lives

THE economic crisis has led to 85 per cent of UK adults deciding to take action in their lives when they would previously have sat back, a study claims.

There has been a fundamental and lasting shift in the way Britons plan to live their lives, the research says.

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The Why Not Britain report, commissioned by AXA, revealed 74 per cent of respondents were re-evaluating what is really important and increasingly challenging the status quo.

In a survey of 2,000 adults, 69 per cent were more likely to put family ahead of work, 63 per cent were rethinking what they want to do with their lives and 76 per cent of 18 to 34-year-olds were preparing to take risks to improve their lives.