The Right Amount of Time to Spend Relaxing

 There have been several studies on how much of your time you should spend resting and relaxing versus doing non-relaxing stuff.  That non-relaxing stuff includes work, commuting, taking care of kids, errands, and housework.

 And the consensus is . . . 42% of your time should go toward resting.  Your body and mind NEED at least that much time off to help you recharge and to avoid burning out.  That’s just a tiny bit over 10 hours a day.  So if you sleep eight hours a day, that leaves you two hours for everything from eating to exercise to your social life.

 But . . . you can spread it out over a longer period of time if it’s too much to jam into one day.  Over the course of a week, 42% of your time is 70-and-a-half hours.  And again, that includes sleep.

So if you sleep seven hours a night, that’s 21.5 hours of other relaxation time in a week, or about three hours a day.  If you sleep eight hours a night, that’s 14.5 hours of other relaxation time.  You can squeeze that in . . . right?   (Stylist)