We Waste Two Hours A Day! Our Fault?
Ever heard the phrase, "There are not enough hours in the day"? Turns out, that they are plenty. We just might not be using them correctly.
Now in my line of work, it can be pretty laid back on occasion. It is not the most physically taxing job in the world, and being compensated for talking and listening to music all day is a nice way to make a living. But you also might be surprised to know that we are often working from home when we are not on the air. I have done production, written blogs, and brainstormed ideas for the show.
A new poll found the average person wastes close to two hours a day. But not all of the "time-wasting" things the poll listed are easy to avoid. The top three offenders are being stuck on hold . . . waiting in lines . . . and sitting in traffic. The average person wastes 12 hours a week on stuff like that.
Think about that for a second. If you have ever tried to call your cable company or phone company, how often are you on hold? And for how long? You get frustrated right? Because you may have been able to use that time doing something else that may have been more productive.
If we figure that out, we are looking at 624 hours in a year, which is equivalent to 26 days. Almost a month wasted on mundane activities. A few of the other time-draining activities they listed include scrolling through social media, flipping through channels on your TV and waiting for food to be delivered.
I suspect overall, we probably would like to be more productive with our time. Not all the time. Sometimes, we want to be lazy, and literally do nothing. We should do that on occasion. No harm in that at all.
So if you had more time on your hands, what would you do? Something productive? Or would you end up being ever more bored? For me, more sleep is always good. Mornings can be tough. :)