How Do You Spend Your Day?

Photo by Lesly Juarez

Last month, data from the 2008 American Time Use Survey was creatively put together in an interactive graph.  The graph visually displays how folks in different demographic groups tend to spend their time each day, broken down by 20 activity categories (including “I couldn’'t remember” for the less self-reflective among us).

It’'s not hard science, but it is an intriguing look at what we as a culture do with our time.  The ways we spend our time directly reflect our collective cultural values and priorities.

When you browse this, what do you see about “us”?

Would a time graph isolated for Christians look any different from the collective culture?

And as you’re hopefully enjoying a long weekend, may there be a chunk in here for something called Sabbath.