This post has stuff about a previous relationship. My perspective has changed
A little while back Mary and I posted a survey to determine how much “Me Time” or personal, alone time people get. It’s been a little while now, we had 34 valid responses, which seems like about all we’re going to get at this point. Here are my initial findings:
So, how much free time do most people get?
<div class=“imageframe”><img src=“http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?cht=p&chs=390×241&chtt=Me%20Time%2C%20in%20Minutes&chl=0%7C1-30%7C30-60%7C6-120+%7C120&chco=FDF272,FF9259,FC373D,3399CC,008F8A&chd=t:2,6,8,12,6″ alt=“Me time, in minutes” /></div>
- The majority of respondents said they had between 30 minutes and 2 hours of me time. Of those, the majority had 1-2 hours to themselves.
- The average amount of time among those that had up to 2 hours is between 28-57 minutes per day which comes out to about 43 minutes on average. Wow. That doesn’t seem like much to me.
- 18% of those surveyed had more than 2 hours a day.
- 41% of respondents said they had between 30 minutes and 2 hours per day.
But how satisfied are they with it?
<div class=“imageframe”><img src=“http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?cht=p&chs=390×241&chtt=Me%20Time%20Satisfaction&chl=Satisfied%7CNot satisfied&chco=FDF272,FF9259&chd=t:22,13″ alt=“Are you satisfied with the amount of me time you get” /></div>
It’s clear that most people who took the survey were satisfied with the amount of personal time they got.
My initial reaction
Honestly, I was shocked to see these kinds of results. I figured more people would have less time and would be less satisfied. I suppose I’m not surprised about the average amount of time that folks with under 2 hours get—around 43 minutes. I think that’s pretty cool.
I’m even more interested to find out how satisfied those who are married and married with children are. I expect that as the number of children increases the satisfaction will go down. If there’s anyone who’s good at analyzing data, let me know and I’ll shoot you the spreadsheet.