Thursday, March 17, 2016

A Question of Time

Every day you have 86,400 seconds.

Neat huh?

Now, let's make that a week. In a week you have 604,800 seconds.

I'm at work 8.5 hours a day, 5 days a week. So that's  153,000 seconds.

I drive an hour (total) a day to work, 5 days a week. That's another 18,000 seconds

I'm not the best sleeper, but sometimes splurge. I'll be generous and say I get 7 hours a night on average, so 49 hours of sleep total or 176,400 seconds.

Lunch happens at work 5 days a week, so we'll say 2 hours total for Saturday and Sunday including prep, eating, and cleanup time. Another 7 hours will go into dinner every day of the week. I'm not a big breakfast person. 9 hours total, or 32,400 seconds.

At present we've gone to work, been at work, slept, and ate. We're at a total of  379,800 seconds of the 604,800 we have for the week. The next numbers are estimates and likely vary from week to week depending on need and energy.

Another 5 hours goes into grocery shopping, laundry, cleaning, and general house maintenance. That's 18,000 seconds.

7 hours for self care, changing, and some odds and ends works out to: 25,200 seconds

Finally, about 10 hours a week is spent on regular social commitments. That's another 36,000 seconds.

My total weekly time spent in seconds: 426,600 seconds.

The total amount of time in a week: 604,800 seconds.

That means I have 178,200 seconds a week not taken up by necessities or pre-planned social engagements.

That's 49.5 hours. That's another full time job. Even allowing for some of the time points I list here to be off, there's still a lot of where does it all go?

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