Hey, guys! Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!
As you recall, yesterday we talked about the warning signs of wardrobe gaps. Today, we’re diving into part 2 of our wardrobe analysis; determining how we spend our time. While most of us think we know how we spend our days, what we think may not match with reality. It’s a good exercise to map out exactly what we’re doing every day. Let’s get into it!
First off, I analyzed my time by the week. For me, I felt that would be the easiest way to see how I spend my time. I assumed 16 waking hours per day, which is 112 hours per week. Side note, I did start by analyzing the full 24 hours. However, that skewed lounging around/sleepwear way too much. Next, I broke my time into 6 categories: lounging around, work, outdoor fun, casual fun, date nights, and formals. Can you guess how much time you spend doing each activity? Here’s what I came up with.
Think hanging out around the house either in the morning or before bed (or whenever!). Most of my lounging time is in the morning. I’m NOT a morning person. It’s essential that I start my day out very slowly. After I wake up, I take a good hour to drink coffee while sitting on my deck or watching the news. How do you start your mornings? So anyway, my estimate was that I spend about 3 hours per day (remember waking hours only) lounging around.
This one’s easy; think going to work! I spend about 45 hours per week at work. Keep in mind that everyone’s work dress code is different. Mine is quite casual because we work with chemicals that can easily ruin clothes. In other words, no one is wearing suits (at least not in my area).
Outdoor fun includes things like exercising, hiking, gardening, etc. I figure I spend about 12 hours doing these activities per week.
For casual fun think running errands, BBQs, farmer’s market, family time, etc. Over the course of a week, I estimated I spend about 20 hours in these endeavors.
This category includes things that are a little nicer, but not super formal. Think date night, church, going out with friends, and things of this nature. For these activities, I spend about 12 hours per week.
Formals can be a little hard to estimate as we’re not usually going to a wedding every week. I did want to include it as having some formal wear in your closet is necessary. I’m going to set this at about 1 hour per week.
So, where did we end up?
Lifestyle Analysis Results:
- Work: 40%
- Casual Fun: 20%
- Lounging Around: 20%
- Date Night: 10%
- Outdoor Fun: 10%
- Formal Events: <1%
That wasn’t so bad, right? How did your lifestyle analysis turn out? Let me know in the comments down below or on the Facebook page. I’d love to hear from you!
Thanks for stopping by! Stay tuned tomorrow when we’ll see how many outfits fit into each category above! This promises to be very insightful!