Idahoans Are Short on Free Time
If you feel like you're constantly on the go with very little downtime, you must be an Idahoan. When it's broken down state-by-state, Idaho is the worst in the nation when it comes to using our vacation time. The worst!
I know you're the exception to the rule and just got back from a nice, relaxing Labor Day Weekend boating excursion and you're feeling invigorated, refreshed, and stress-free. But there are millions in Idaho that aren't in that same boat.
Overall, Idahoans don't take many vacations and we work a lot of hours, according to a new study by Renegade Furniture Group. I guess they really want people to put their feet up and veg on their couches so they wanted to figure this out.
Even if we have vacation time, apparently we don't tend to use it all in Idaho. We rank 50th among all states for the amount of vacation time used in comparison to what we're given. Dead last. We do better in the state rankings when it comes to commuting time, so at least it only takes us ten minutes or so on average to get to that job that we don't ever take a break from.
The average person has 3.25 hours of free time per day during the work week by the way, according to federal data. And if we're trying to squeeze in a workout and take the kids to soccer practice after we clock out, that doesn't leave much leisure time to drink a glass of wine and sit in the hot tub.
Maine, Wisconsin, and Alaska have the most free time. Hmm. Wanna move? Yeah, me neither. We'll just have to get a little bit better at finding time for that long, relaxing boating excursion. Or at least get in the hot tub.