Based on a recent poll, most people waste on average, 1 hour and 43 minutes every day waiting around for something— and if you look at the results, you’ll be able to relate.
The top three ways people waste time are when they are put on hold when speaking to customer service, waiting in line, and sitting in traffic.
According to the survey, the average adult loses about 12 hours a week, for a grand total of 624 hours a year which is equivalent to four weeks.
Meanwhile, 56 percent of people admit they are not as productive with their spare time as they wish they were because they are simply exhausted and don’t have the energy to do anything productive.
The study also found the average adult finds themselves with nothing to do three times a day due to a lack of motivation and most adults now waste too much time on their smartphones or watching television.
Here are the ten worst time-wasters according to the poll
1. Being on hold
2. Waiting in a queue
3. Sitting in traffic
4. Trying to ring the Doctor’s surgery
5. Waiting for a delivery to arrive
7. Scrolling social media / Amazon Prime and TV channels
8. Waiting for laundry to finish
9. Getting served in a restaurant
10. Waiting for a cup of tea to brew