SEOUL, Nov. 29 (Korea Bizwire) – Jobs site Job Korea conducted a survey of 1,162 employed individuals in their 20s and 30s and found that the majority described themselves to be lacking in sufficient leisure time.
Marital status had a minor effect on how “time-poor” the respondents were, as 74.2 percent of married individuals and 68.5 percent of singles agreed that they did not have enough time throughout the day. Differences in responses by gender were virtually non-existent, with 71 percent of women and 70.9 percent of men self-identifying as time-poor.
When asked to list some of the drawbacks of being time-poor, nearly 50 percent answered that they were unable to take better care of their health and their body. Other common grievances were not having enough time for: keeping up relationships, self-improvement, hobbies and leisure activities, dating and weekday dinners with family.
Not having enough time was also felt by those who did not identify as time-poor, as 89.1 percent said yes to the statement “Do you think that generally you don’t have enough time”.
One out of four said waking up in the morning was when they felt that there was not enough time.
Other responses were: on Sunday night, preparing for the morning commute or going to work and arriving home to a list of chores to do and taking care of the children.
When asked what they would do if they had a day for themselves, most answers were simple. Sleeping in, naps, lazing about the house and day trips were some of the popular responses.