Saturday, January 03, 2009

Spending your time

To put things in perspective, here's how you'll spend your time in many aspects of your life:

Time you'll waste on the job
In meetings - 3 years
Due to interruptions - 4 years, 7 months, 8 days
Due to pointless interruptions - 3 years, 5 months, 14 days
Reading and deleting e-mails - 7 months, 14 days
Making internal phone calls and sending internal e-mails - 1 year, 9 months, 8 days
Opening junk mail - 8 months
On hold - 2 months, 2 days
Staring at a computer screen - 1 year, 5 months
Waiting for a computer to boot up - 16 days, 6 hours
Surfing the Internet - 9 months
Waiting for elevators - 3 weeks, 5 days
Procrastinating - 11 months
Working through lunch hour - 8 months, 16 days

Time you'll waste around the house
Cleaning - 1 year, 28 days
Taking out the garbage - 19 days, 19 hours
Watching commercials - 2 years, 7 months
Reading the papers - 2 years, 6 months
Doing laundry - 3 months, 26 days
Watching the news - 10 months, 5 days
Tying your tie - 12 days, 9 hours
Looking for lost stuff - 1 year

Time you'll waste sitting in your car
Commuting to work - 8 months, 1 day
Stuck in traffic - 4 months, 5 days
At stoplights - 6 months
Staring at women you will never meet - 2 months, 3 days

Miscellaneous
Grocery shopping - 10 months, 17 days
Waiting in lines - 5 years
Worrying - 5 years, 8 months, 15 days
Speaking - 2.5 years
In meaningful conversations with your wife or girlfriend - 29 days, 11 hours
Cursing - 3 months, 13 days

Time well spent
Sleeping - 24 years
Smoking - 5 years, 10 months, 15 days
Eating at McDonald's - 6 days, 10 hours, 38 minutes
Watching TV - 13 years, 4 months
Having sex - 2 months, 13 days
Having an orgasm - 9 hours, 51 minutes
Relaxing - 4 months, 6 days

So if you want to have better time management, you'll know which activity to optimise/minimize. Obviously, depending on your circumstances, your mileage may vary.


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