How we spend our time is really stressing us out as a society. We sourced 3 tips from time management experts that will help you get a handle on what you should spend more time on and what you shouldn’t waste your time with. The data we used comes from The American Time Use Survey by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.
First, a little about the survey: The American Time Use Survey showed us that we spend most of our time working (8.7 hours/day), sleeping (7.7 hours/day), and far behind in third place, leisure and sports (2.6 hours/day).
Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and any snacking we do throughout the day only takes up about 1.1 hours, surprisingly. And household activities, like cleaning and laundry, add up to another 1.1 hours per day. People with children spend only about 1.3 hours each day caring for others in general.
There’s an hour and a half of unaccounted time simply labeled “Other”– I’m not sure what we’re up to during that time, but it’s possibly not anything productive. The point is, we’re feeling pressed for time, spending more time than we want on some things and not enough on others, and we’re feeling stressed because of it.
The American Time Use Survey
How can we change the damaging routines we’ve gotten so used to and start managing our time better? Susan Cullen of Quantum Learning shares her thoughts on the study below.
Publish Date: February 15, 2016
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