Almost Half Of British Adults Feel They Have ‘Very Limited’ Free Time for Themselves

Almost Half Of British Adults Feel They Have ‘Very Limited’ Free Time for Themselves

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Almost half of British adults feel they have ‘very limited’ free time for themselves during the working week, according to this new research.

According to a survey of 1,000 UK adults in full or part-time work, the survey was produced by vape and e-liquid retailer, ElectricTobacconist.co.uk.

This was a cause of concern for more than 1 in 3 people (38%) – who confess that they suffer stress as a result of this.

And 1 in 10 people (11%) report that their busy schedules have even affected their health

The survey has examined the tasks that respondents feel take up most of their time outside of work.

Household tasks – such as cleaning, tidying and doing laundry are most commonly (39%) eat into an individual’s otherwise ‘free’ time outside of work.

Logically, caring for children (including bathing them, helping with homework, reading to them, changing nappies and feeding them) came in second (32%) – a finding that many time poor working parents can probably empathise with.

Doing overtime outside of working hours was a common free time vacuum for more than 1 in 4 (26%).

Life admin such as banking, paying household bills and doing food shopping took up free time for 1 in 5 people(19%).

And 8% of home cooks said preparing food burned time outside of work.

The top 5 types of activities that British adults believe they spend the most of their time on, aside from work are the following:

Household chores – 39%

Looking after children (including bathing them, helping with homework, reading to them, changing nappies and feeding them) – 32%

Doing overtime work – 26%

Personal / life admin – 19%

Cooking – 8%

As you can see with the results day to day things in life take up most of your time which is a surprising factor when you tend to break it down.

Source: recruitmentbuzz.co.uk