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When was the last time you did something fun for yourself? Girls' night out with your best friends? Reading in the bathtub with a glass a wine? Retail therapy that didn't include Target and groceries?

Think back…. Wow! That long ago?

Believe me I get it. Between work, family, dogs, laundry, cooking, cleaning… there doesn't seem to be a lot of “extra” time to do things for yourself. Everyone and everything seems to be pulling you in different directions and some days you just want to shout “STOP!”

What would you do with an extra hour each day?

Sneak away for a mani/pedi? Grab a fancy coffee and take a stroll in the park? Get a massage?

MY60_InfographicYou aren't alone! According to a new survey by Safeco Insurance, more than four in five respondents agree they need an extra hour in the day with 70 percent admitting they would use that extra time to do something for themselves.

The survey results showed that people are working longer hours, but 45 percent are realizing less happiness in their extended workdays. Nearly half say that finding just sixty minutes more in their day to do something they enjoy would make them happy and relaxed. Topping the list of activities for a “do more hour” were personal hobbies (40%), having alone or personal time (29%) and trying something new (22%).

Safeco Insurance® Launches #MY60 Challenge to Help Reclaim Time to Do More.®

“Part of Safeco’s mission is to help both our customers and independent agents get more out of life from getting more involved in their communities to tackling a new challenge,” said Matthew Nickerson, President, Safeco Insurance. “We hope Safeco’s #MY60 campaign will empower people with the tools to help them find an hour or any extra time in their day to do what makes them happiest.”

Pledge to reclaim #MY60 to do more this summer.

The survey demonstrated the tug-pull feeling Americans have on how much time they spend on things they have-to-do versus things they want-to-do, with respondents aspiring to a near 50/50 split. However, the study shows a different story as respondents report actually spending two-thirds of their time on have-to-do activities as opposed to only 33 percent focusing on want-to-do activities.

Overeating, withdrawing, and becoming angry with others are among the most popular negative behaviors people use to cope with not completing their to-do lists.

Jonathan Alpert“The best way to avoid negative behaviors stemming from not having enough time to do it all is to change your thinking about what needs to be done,” notes Alpert. “Carving out an hour in the day of ‘me’ time is essential to personal happiness.”

In an effort to help, Safeco just launched the #MY60 campaign to encourage people to take back 60 minutes of their day over a 60-day period.

Visit to find tips on how to create and maximize a “do more hour.”

Join the Challenge. Reclaim an Hour a Day. #MY60

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About the Study
Safeco Insurance commissioned ORC International to conduct a quantitative methodology to measure attitudes towards time management and balancing leisure time with work and essential tasks. During April/May 2015, a 10-minute online survey was conducted among a nationally representative sample of approximately 2,000 adults aged 21 to 75 within ten major media markets (approximately 200 for each: Boston, NYC, Chicago, Seattle, Dallas, Charlotte, San Francisco, Columbus, Philadelphia, Phoenix).*”Total” reported is an unweighted average of these ten markets.

About Safeco Insurance
In business since 1923 and based in Boston, Mass., Safeco Insurance sells personal automobile, homeowners and specialty products through a network of more than 10,000 independent insurance agencies throughout the United States. Safeco is a Liberty Mutual Insurance company.

Boston-based Liberty Mutual Insurance is a diversified insurer and the third largest property and casualty insurer in the U.S. based on 2013 direct premiums written as reported by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. Liberty Mutual Insurance also ranks 78th on the Fortune 100 list of largest U.S. corporations, based on 2014 revenue. For more information about Safeco Insurance, go to

Disclosure: The following is a sponsored post. Although I was compensated with a payment, product, or something else of value in exchange for writing this post, all thoughts and opinions are my own.