Brits are most content at the age of 58 and most stressed at 35, new research suggests.
People finally manage to get the work-life balance right towards the end of their working lives, while the age associated with the greatest stress is 35 - when the pressures of a young family and demanding careers are common.
The study of 2,000 people, commissioned for the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, found that at 58, people are more likely to have a proper lunch break and stick to their contracted hours rather than working unpaid overtime.
A third of those who took part in the survey said they were unhappy with their work-life balance, while 63% found the biggest key to contentment is spending time with family
The second most important factor to being happy was doing a job they loved.
Financial worries were the biggest cause of stress, the study found.
Professor Cary Cooper, from the University of Lancaster, said:
The top five keys to contentment:
- 1. Spending time with family
- 2. Doing a job you love
- 3. Being in a happy relationship
- 4. Financial security
- 5. Feeling appreciated at home