Ever feel like you don’t have enough hours in the day to get everything done? You’re definitely not alone. According to new research, 60% of Americans don’t think there’s enough time in the day to accomplish all they need to do.
A new study conducted by OnePoll, on behalf of Dave's Killer Bread, finds that the average American feels like they’d need an extra four hours in the day to finish the things on their to-do list. With that extra time, people would knock out some chores (34%), tackle bigger projects (28%), go back to school (21%), or get some extra sleep (20%).
The survey also reveals:
- People have an average of five things on their to-do list on any given day, but about half (48%) of those items don’t get finished.
- The chores most likely to be pushed aside are housework (38%), outdoor work (37%) and laundry (31%).
- 39% of respondents admit they avoid certain tasks because they just don’t enjoy them, and the same number (39%) say they just run out of time to do them.
- Hitting an afternoon slump is something many struggle with and the time people feel the least energetic is between 3 and 4p.m.
- Certain tasks drain people’s energy the most, including housework (33%), jobs (28%) and financial responsibilities (27%).
- Since these tasks are a part of their everyday lives, respondents report feeling burned out an average of three days a week.
Source: SWNS Digital