Have you ever wondered how much time you spend sleeping in a lifetime? How about how much time you spend in school? Seeing how you spend the time you are given is eye opening. By far you will spend the most amount of time sleeping, as the average person will sleep around 33 years throughout their lives. Given that the average life span is just under 80 years, you spend close to 40% of your life just sleeping! With such a large chunk of life already taken up just by sleep, it’s important to make the rest of your years count.
With phones and computers everywhere, it seems impossible to get away from screens. The average person spends about 11 years and 4 months looking at screens via TV, social media, or other activities. Shockingly, this is only about two years shy of the total amount of time we spend at work: about 13 years and 2 months. On the other hand, activities like romance, socializing, and exercising each only take up a little over one year of our lives. Really makes you think about what you’re doing with your time doesn’t it?
Often times, we can become complacent with our lives, choosing safe or convenient activities like watching Netflix, or settling for a job you don’t like instead of more challenging but more rewarding activities like pursuing your dream or finding your soulmate. However, as this infographic shows, our time on this earth is limited, and we must do our best to spend it to the best of our abilities. To learn about how to be more productive with your precious time, click here.