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

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.

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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 ...



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