Work / Life Balance? Blending?
These days we hear a lot about work/life balance. IÃ¢â¬â¢m not sure I know what that means. We donÃ¢â¬â¢t keep life in one box and work in another. IÃ¢â¬â¢m sure that time I work counts as part of my life.
Every minute I breathe is a minute of my life I’m investing.
We only get one life and most of us work 30-50% of our waking hours. Do the math. Check the facts for an average person age 25 Ã¢â¬â 54.
Time available: = 24.0 hours
Working = 8.2 hours
Sleeping: = 7.6 hours
Leisure = 2.6 hours
Eating / Drinking = 1.1 hours
Household chores = 1.0 hours
Caring for others = 1.1 hours
Other = 2.4 hours
NOTE: Data include employed persons on days they worked, ages 25 to 54,
and who lived in households with children under 18. Data include non-holiday
weekdays and are annual averages for 2006.
If this “average day” does not sound like a typical day in your household, it is because these numbers are for all persons in the U.S. age 15 and over, and for all days of the week combined. The information can be further analyzed by age, sex, employment status, day of the week, or presence and age of household children. [from the American Time Use Study]
If we’re spending 2, 3, 4 hours a day on social networking, where are we finding the time?
How do you spend your time?
How do you see online behaviors fundamentally changing the ways we spend the time of our lives?
–ME “Liz” Strauss
Work with Liz!!