The Average Human Day
A pie chart of how we spend our time.
Have you ever thought about what a pie chart of how you spend an average day looks? It’s probably something along these lines:
Wonder what it looks like for the rest of humanity? Here’s a breakdown of the average human day from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (US only, ages 20–40 and employed, including weekends):
Why have we highlighted leisure time in green? Other than our company being totally based on it and our being extremely biased, here’s why:
“Leisure activities and recreation have been shown to be greater predictors of life satisfaction and quality of life than sex, education, religiosity, marital status, age, health, employment status, and income” (Newman et al., 2014).
So the green slice is important. Maybe the most important. How do most people use it?
Sure, this is concerning. It is also a massive opportunity.
The average human life is 28,000 days long. What do you want your pie to look like?