Much has been publicized about the pressure and daily grind in the coaching profession. Coaches are expected to win more than ever before. There’s hardly much job stability and with recruiting, the job has become 365 days a year.
Coaches don’t exactly spend as much time with family members as most other professions allow. There’s often not much time for sleep, especially during the season. Some coaches don’t sleep much due to the enormous pressure felt. You're constantly on the phone, many nights away from home in hotels, and not enough time in the day.
Furthermore, too many coaches don’t make enough time in the day to workout. For many, bring the kids to school isn’t really an option. In the fall, it’s not an option. Just hanging out, watching TV...that's not really going to happen very often.
So today, we look at the statistics from a USA Today article released this morning that shows how Americans are spending their day minute-by-minute.
Take a look at these figures. Obviously, the coaching lifestyle is quite different.
During the day, the average American spends:
- 8:40 - sleeping
- 3:30 – work and work-related activities
- 2:44 – watching TV
- 2:27 – leisure and sports
- 1:47 – household activities
- 1:15 – eating & drinking
- 48 min – personal care
- 45 min – purchasing goods & services
- 30 min – caring for household member
- 13 min – caring for non-household member
- 29 min – education
- 21 min – organizational, civic, or religious activities
- 20 min – other activities
- 11 min – phone calls, email, mail