It comes as no surprise that 78% of the housework is still taken on by women, according to TVBed.com despite the age of equality. It would seem that any jobs around the house are still primarily seen as ‘women’s work’.
The sad truth is that women, on average, only get a mere 17 minutes of ‘me time’ each day, so their own hobbies and interests have been chipped into for the sake of cleaning the toilet or cooking an evening meal.
It isn’t shocking therefore, that 70% of women feel that this split of responsibility is ‘unfair’. Many women also commented on the fact that they are resentful of their partner’s ability to switch off when they get home and their enviable amount of ‘me time’ they seem to gather in the week.
When the rare occasion presents itself; women like to kick back into their bedrooms as they find this to be the best sanctuary in the house.
Another means of letting off steam for women is to sit down and catch up on their favourite programmes without being disturbed (55%).
Activities like reading a book, a cup of tea or swiping through Facebook or ordering something online are all devices women use to chill out at the end of a working day.
Despite all of these distractions, many women admit to not being able to forget about the other jobs that are waiting, so it may be quiet in their surroundings but their heads are still buzzing with noise.
TOP 20 WAYS TO SPEND ‘ME TIME’
1. Read a book
2. Cup of tea
3. Watch soaps
4. Have a doze
5. Browse Facebook/Twitter
6. Online shopping
7. Candlelit bath
8. Watch TV relaxing in bed
9. Watch a film
10. Clean the house/clear out cupboards/ move furniture
11. Drink wine
12. Eat chocolate
13. Go for a walk/run
14. Go shopping
15. Write a list
16. Listen to music or the radio in peace
17. Go out with friends
18. Read the paper / newspapers
19. Play computer games/apps
20. Paint nails