On paper, most people in full-time jobs spend anywhere from a sixth to a third of their time at work, or around 1,500 to 2,900 hours a year.
That might not sound like a bad trade off for all the material advantages employment brings, but when you compare work to free time - excluding things like sleeping, commuting and doing housework – the cost starts to appear a whole lot steeper, around a third to a half of our available time.
The solution you’ll no doubt have heard is to make sure you love what you do. The problem is that only around 15% of people actually feel fully engaged at work. Clearly, it’s neither easy nor straightforward to ‘follow your passion’.