Last week I challenged myself to account for every hour of the day in order to better understand how I spend my time. I am not the first to come up with this idea, the Bureau of Labor and Statistics has been publishing a similar survey since 2003.
Based on these results I’m definitely not average. This graphic is specific to my demographic, employed person, between 25 to 54, with children under 18. I definitely spend more time on household activities, caring for others, volunteering, and participating in civic & religious activities; however I get far less sleep (not by choice).
The main point that I learned from this challenge is not that I am sleep deprived but that I am blessed. Blessed to have the time to spend with family, blessed to have a job that I love, blessed to have a house to care for, and blessed with the time to enjoy them minute by minute.
Would love to hear if you took the challenge, and I hope you have a blessed day!