The results of the time challenge; when I learned not to say, it couldn’t get any worse

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.

american time use 2011 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!


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