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The average person has saved 252 hours by not commuting to work during the pandemic

The average person has saved 252 hours by not commuting to work during the pandemic
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Regardless if you've worked remotely for most of the pandemic or still travelled to work, you’ve most likely saved a lot of time travelling.

According to a new survey from SWNS Digital, the average person has saved hundreds of hours of their life by working from home and avoiding the work commute.

The poll found that the average employee has saved 252 hours by working from home and not having to drive to work every day. And those who did travel to work still saved time since there was far less traffic. 

Of the 2,000 surveyed, 80% of people said they've put the extra time to good use by accomplishing more in a single day. The activities included exercising more, doing chores, and learning new skills.

Meanwhile, 53% cited working from home was a confidence booster. Other benefits included wearing comfortable clothing and browsing the internet without worrying about someone noticing what you are searching for.

Additionally, 65% say they feel fulfilled in the career for the first time.

And here is the list of the greatest goals accomplished while working remotely, according to the survey:

“Able to cook all my own meals and save money.”

“Being able to be a full-time caregiver to my 87-year-old mother.”

“Being my own boss.”

“Building a stronger relationship with my kids even though it was all done virtually.”

“Earned the AWS Solutions Architect Certification.”

“Getting in shape after being out of shape for eight years and restarting my bachelor’s degree.”

“I have reduced my anxiety.”

“I have been able to learn Spanish.”

“I started my ROTH IRA because I saved money from eating out and transportation.”

“I learned how to invest in the collectibles market.”

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