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.
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.
Whether you’re wasting it or not.