When we’re young we want to grow up so fast. Once we start growing older and wiser, I find myself wanting time to slow down a little. Seconds turn to minutes, that turn to hours, that turn into days. Next thing you know it i’m standing in next week.
“Life becomes more meaningful when you realize the simple fact that you'll never get the same moment twice.”
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the U.S. Census.
Americans spend on each aspect of their daily grind below.
Commuting: 9.4 days The average American commutes 52 minutes per day or 225 hours a year.
Working: 120 days The average employed American works 7.9 hours a day or 2,883 hours a year.
Cleaning house: 27.4 days The average American spends 1.8 hours a day or 657 hours a year doing household chores.
Exercising: 4.9 days The average American spends 0.32 hour a day or 117 hours a year on exercise, sports or recreation.
Sleeping: 134 days The average American sleeps 8.8 hours a day or 3,212 hours a year
Taking care of their family: 7.9 days The average American spends .52 hours a day or 190 hours a year caring for their family.
Calling, mailing & emailing: 2.4 days The average American spends. 16 hours a day or 58 hours a year on telephone calls, mail or email.
Total: 306 days a year 84% of your year on the daily grind
Imagine our capabilities if we didn’t have to trade our time for money? Would you spend more time with your family? Or would you travel more? Maybe learn a new skill? In the end. The clock is always ticking.