While there’s plenty of things out there to help pass the time, whether it’s going to a movie or dinner, reading a book, or even skiing or snowboarding, apparently a lot of Americans are bored a lot of the time.
So just how bored are we? Well, a new survey claims the average adult experiences 131 days of boredom a year. Overall, Americans say 36% of their average week is “not fun/boring/dreaded,” which translates to about 60.48 hours a week. What’s more, 20% of adults say 2018 was less fun than the last three years, with 49% saying it was more stressful than 2017.
And it seems growing up is one of the main reasons folks are bored. In fact, 60% of folks say their life is too “grown up,” while 73% miss being a child, for things like being able to spend time with friends (50%), having less responsibilities (52%), and enjoying birthday parties (25%)
- So what's keeping everyone from having fun? Well, entertainment costs are one of the biggest issues (36%), with Americans spending about $303 a month on fun activities, or about $3,500 a year. Other things stopping the fun include energy levels (32%) and too much work (32%).