Time is money – we’ve often heard these powerful words from our mentors and successful people around the world and rightfully so.
Time is the most finite asset we have and once it’s gone, there is no way of getting it back.
Having said that there are so many every-day activities that take up minutes and even hours of this precious commodity, but have ever realized how long these activities take over a year, 10 years or a lifetime? You’re in for some shocking facts!
An average adult gets 8 hours of sleep every night which is a healthy amount to facilitate our busy lifestyles.
But have you ever wondered how long it takes to actually fall asleep, especially on those nights when you’re stressed about a deadline or a meeting?
According to experts’ calculation, we spend an average of 20 minutes every night trying to fall asleep, which tallies up to 7 years per lifetime!
Looking for Parking
The worst part about living in a crowded city is not finding a good parking spot. The struggle has gotten even worse now that cars are more commonplace and roads are getting more crowded by the day.
Believe it or not, it takes up almost a year of our life to look for parking spots – well, 248 days, to be exact. Maybe it’s time to switch to public transportation instead?
If you thought finding a parking spot was time-consuming, wait till you hear how long it takes to get ready every morning and look presentable for work.
But this task is even more laborious for women, who spend an average of 400 days to get ready in comparison to men who only need 46 days.
Shopping seems to one of our favorite pastimes, one that can take up hours or even an entire day – no wonder women can spend a whopping 8.5 years finding the perfect outfits whereas men use this time on more useful activities.
If there’s one activity that’s actually worth investing your time in, it’s exercising. Sadly, we spend more time shopping and getting ready than looking after our health.
According to calculations, an average American spends no more than 1 year and 4 months of their lives working out.