How Many Hours Should You Work On a Weekly Basis?

Our employers often dictate how many hours per week we have to work on a weekly basis, but how many hours should you really work per week? Does your current schedule match your personal needs? Let's find out!
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Do you currently feel tired?
Yes
No
A little bit
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What do you do as soon as you get home from work each night?
Settle down on the couch for a night of television
Get changed to hit the gym
Pour myself a stiff drink
Call up some friends to get together
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What is the one thing that should be taught in school that isn’t already?
Personal finance
Meditation
Organization
Planning
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University or life experience, which do you feel best prepares you for life?
University
Life experience
Both
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If money was no object, what would you do all day?
I would just relax and enjoy my friends/family
I would work on my passion projects
I would dedicate myself to volunteer work
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Do you feel as if you spend enough time with family/friends?
Yes
No
It's a mixed bag
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What is your biggest success up until now?
Graduating from college
Starting my family
Finding my purpose
Landing my dream job
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What do you think your life says about you?
That I'm resilient
That I'm adaptable
That I'm joyous
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How would your friends describe you in one word?
Ambitious
Serene
Humorous
Balanced
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Which age range do you fall into?
20s
30s
40s
50s
Result
You should work the standard 40 hour US work week! Unfortunately, you need the structure and demand of a 40 hour work week in order to stay motivated and focused. Any more and you feel drained, any less and you feel bored!

40 Hours

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You should work 30 hours per week! While 40 hours a week is fine for some people, you simply need a 4 day work week to stay motivated and rested. As someone who easily tires from too much social interaction, you need that break each week to recharge.

30 Hours

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You should work 50 hours a week! You’re a workaholic who needs the pressure of working overtime to keep going. You feel most fulfilled when challenged to meet deadlines and try new things.

50 Hours

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You should work 20 hours per week! While some people can hack having a full time job, you’re simply not built to work everyday. You’re an introvert who needs time for hobbies and creative pursuits. If you feel too drained by work, your whole life feels out of sorts!

20 Hours

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You should work 10 hours per week! In your opinion, 10 hours is more than enough work for one week. Any more than 10 and you feel a bit restless and tired. Any less and you feel a bit lazy. 10 hours is truly your sweet spot!

10 Hours

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