‘It’s too coldand blaming the catTop excuses Brits use for not going out

BRITS have revealed their top excuses for putting things off, which have you used?

The typical Brit makes five excuses a day to get out of doing things – with ‘I’m too tired’ the most common, according to research.

Many Brits blamed 'lack of motivation' for not completing or starting tasks

Many Brits blamed ‘lack of motivationfor not completing or starting tasksCrédito: Getty

Una encuesta de 2,000 adults found other top reasons for not doing something were ‘it’s too cold’, ‘I forgot’, and ‘I’ll start tomorrow.

When faced with things they may not want to do, 63% admit they tend to ‘find’ other ‘more important’ things to do instead.

These ‘more imperative’ tasks include tidying, completing ‘this levelon a videogame, and checking ‘important’ correos electrónicos.

And January is the time of year when those polled are least inclined to get things doneand also most likely to make excuses.

So perhaps it’s no wonder the study by Beavertown, makers of Lazer Crush alcohol-free IPA, encontró 56% admit they haven’t exactly started 2022 with a bang.

A spokesperson for the brewery said: “We all know January is a rubbish month, so we’re encouraging people to let go of excuses and embrace their proactive side to ‘crush’ it’.

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It’s easy to make up excuses but it’s harder to crush a challenge – that’s why we’re here to help and are encouraging people to #CrushJanuary.

Other common excuses among those polled include ‘I’ve got a headache, ‘it’s dark now, and ‘I thought you were doing it.’

While ‘it’s not due until tomorrow, ‘I’ve got loads of work to do’, and ‘I’ll be more productive tomorrow’ also feature.

At one time or another, 23% have purposely done a task badly so someone else would finish the job or so they don’t get asked to do it again.

And of those who have employed such a tactic, 32% have used it to get out of cleaning, mientras 27% have tried to get out of washing up.

The most common obstacles for completing a task are lack of motivation (47%), a tendency to feel tired (36%), and lack of money (33%).

But there is a willingness to overcome these barriers, as the study carried out through OnePoll found 71% ‘really want’ to get things done in 2022.

And of those, 75% are confident they’ll succeed.

A spokesperson for Beavertown added: “We’re urging the public to crush those excuses and get things done with lazer-guided precision.”

As part of its Crush January campaign, la brewery is urging everyone to #CrushJanuary and vote for the things they’d like done away with.


  1. I’m too tired
  2. It’s too cold
  3. I forgot
  4. I’ll start tomorrow
  5. I didn’t sleep well last night
  6. I’m trying to save money
  7. I just can’t be bothered
  8. I’ve got loads of work to do
  9. I’ve got a headache
  10. I’ve made other plans
  11. I’ll do it when the clock reaches [a milestone figure] (e.g., waiting until 7:00 to get out of bed if it is 06:56)
  12. It’s dark now
  13. Just let me wake up first and then I will…
  14. I’ll be more productive tomorrow
  15. I thought you were doing it
  16. I got my dates mixed up
  17. I can’t leave the pets alone
  18. No one will notice
  19. I’m catching up on household chores
  20. I’m on a diet
  21. I’m not drinking
  22. It’s not due until tomorrow
  23. I’ve double booked myself
  24. I can’t do it now because it would be too loud and would bother the neighbours
  25. I can’t get up, the cat is on my lap
Brits love using the excuse 'it's too cold' to get out of socialising

Brits love using the excuse ‘it’s too coldto get out of socialisingCrédito: Getty

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