Hold On!

Hold Up

Please select a minimum of three sectors in the menu above.

Got It
  • How do Gen Xers spend their spare time?
  • How do Gen Xers spend their spare time?
    Jeremy Brooks, Creative Commons (2009) ©
VOX POP

UK Gen X on Leisure

Our time is finite. And few feel this more than Gen Xers, who work long weeks, raise kids or both. So how do they spend their spare time? Are they splashing cash to make the most of it? Canvas8 sat down with British men and women aged 35 to 49 to find out what they do when they get time to relax.

Location Global

Scope
Research suggests that for Brits, hitting your mid thirties coincides with the start of your unhappiest decade. As time-poor as they are financially unstable, this group work long hours, report high levels of stress and are more likely to feel lonely or depressed than any other generation. And some studies suggest that as many as 62% are knocking back the booze at least once a week in the name of self-medication.

But is it really all doom and gloom? Gen Xers are also defined by their ability to let loose and have fun; a ...

Canvas8

Related

  • Article image What's got ‘rad dads’ picking up their skateboards?

    While the average skateboarder may be a 14-year-old male, a new breed of ‘rad dads’ has emerged in the US and UK. These men in their 30s, 40s and 50s represented 9% of the American skateboarding population in 2009, but what’s fuelling their interest in this extreme sport?

  • Article image PANKs: the women nurturing nieces and nephews instead of having kids

    In the US, 47% of women of childbearing age are childless. Reports suggest these women are ‘wealthier, healthier and happier’ than mothers. But while this may be true, another group of non-mums are identifying as PANKs; Professional Aunts, No Kids. So who’s joining the ranks of the PANKs?

  • Article image Is there such thing as a Gen X mid-life crisis?

    The stereotypical midlife crisis used to involve flash cars, younger models, dubious fashion choices and maybe a session or two of therapy. Fast forward to 2015 and those entering middle age don’t seem so rebellious. So what does a midlife crisis look like amongst those who refuse to grow up?

  • Article image Are Gen X a bunch of alcoholics?

    While Gen Y binge drink their way through their 20s, Gen X are quietly knocking back the chardonnays. From stressed out city workers to busy mums, alcohol helps us all wind down. But where is the line between enjoying a glass of two of wine and alcohol dependency?