Sharon Reid

 

The bathroom once a place for ablutions and peaceful contemplation has suddenly emerged as yet another space where our work and private life collide. The bathstore commissioned OnePoll to conduct research into the nation’s bathroom activities placing particular emphasis on our attitudes towards the ever elusive work/life balance.

The modern obsession of constantly being logged –on has spilled into the once sacred space of our bathrooms; almost half of the respondents surveyed admitted to surfing the net, doing emails and interacting on social media whilst sat on the toilet! A spokesperson from the bathstore said:

“It’s interesting to note how we seem to have become much more active and social in the bath. Though there’s clearly still a lot of appreciation for seeking complete tranquillity via a good soak, it appears that the tub is now a hub for life administration! 

“The modern way of life is increasingly more hectic and on the go, so it makes sense to try and tick a few things off the to- do list in a hot and relaxing way!”

Some highlights from the study include:

One in five Brits confess to updating Facebook, Twitter and Instagram in the tub.

20% are actively online in the bath in other ways – completing tasks such as online banking, sending work emails, shopping online and general net surfing.image

Fortunately all is not lost, some of us continue to view the bathroom as a relative haven and are at least managing the work/life balance:imageimage

 Only 20 minutes is required to get ready for work in the mornings according to the adults surveyed:image

Over 30% of adults surveyed say they spend up to 10 minutes in the bathroom.

Nearly 20% of adults surveyed say they spend up to 30 minutes in the bathroom.

In terms of regions….

London is the region that spends the most amount of time in the bathroom with the door locked to get some peace and quiet from the family/partner/work each day.

Meanwhile Norwich is the city that spends the least amount of time in the bathroom with the door locked to get some peace and quiet from the family/partner/work each day.

For further information about the bathstore please visit: www.bathstore.com