I heard the results of a recent British survey this morning on the radio (Star 94.1 in San Diego). I searched online and found the full results revealing how men and women spend time. Here are some of the results…
Throughout the course of his life, the average man…
- Spends 11 years in front of the TV
- Spends 1.2 years at bars
- Says sorry 1.9 million times
- Spends 1 month searching for matching socks
Throughout the course of her life, the average woman…
- Spends 8.5 years of her life shopping and complete 80% of the household shopping
- Has 4 times more brain cells connecting the left and right sides of the brain (improves multi-tasking and problem solving skills)
- Spends 7,300 miles vacuuming
Not sure who or when the data was collected and analyzed but it made me think about how we use our time and the roles we fill.
Men, it’s time to get organized! Matching socks doesn’t have to take away 1 month of your life. It is possible to organize your socks and save time! When you take off your socks, safety pin the pair together and then throw them in the hamper. Leave the safety pin on throughout the washing and drying. When you go to wear the socks the next time, the pair is already matched. No more matching socks and 1 month of time saved!
Ladies, let’s use those right and left brain cells that allow us to be better multi-taskers and problem solvers and make better use of our time. Start by delegating! While your man is spending 11 years in front of the TV, you could reduce your vacuuming mileage and ask him to vacuum while he watches the Padres game. Or you could put on your pedometer and count your steps while you vacuum. It’s a great way to burn calories! The average woman (164lbs.) burns 45 calories in just 15 minutes of vacuuming. If it takes 1 hour to vacuum your whole house, you just burned off 180 calories! Working out and cleaning the house…that’s multi-tasking!
Don’t let these time usage stats get you down. Let them motivate you to make the most of your time!