Toilet Time

Toilet Time: The Hidden Psychological Benefits and Much More

Hey there, have you ever wondered where you’re reading this from? If your answer is “the toilet,” don’t worry; you’re not alone. In fact, I might even be writing this from a cozy bathroom throne myself, but you’d never know it! Now, let’s dive into the fascinating world of bathrooms or, better still, toilets. You might be surprised to learn just how much of your life you spend on the porcelain throne. From doing the deed and, of course, scrolling through social media and checking emails, it all adds up to quite a chunk of time. Then we have to ask ourselves the question, why do we need so much toilet time?

Time seems to stand still, and the bathroom becomes a mystical place where we momentarily forget our responsibilities and become our most vulnerable selves. But have you ever wondered how much productivity you’re missing out on while you’re on the throne?

Big B's Plumbing - Your Plumber for Life!

Toilet Time Has Hidden Psychological Benefits

Alright, let’s talk about something we all do but rarely discuss in polite company – toilet time. Yep, that precious sanctuary where we care for business, it has hidden psychological benefits. So, the next time you’re in there, remember that it’s not just about the call of nature; it’s also about self-care and creativity. Let’s dive into the fun facts!

Stress Reduction: The Porcelain Throne of Tranquility

First off, did you know that your bathroom could be your secret stress-buster? You’re stepping away from the world’s hustle and bustle when you step into that bathroom. Work deadlines, social pressures, they can’t follow you in there. Taking a seat and taking a breather can work wonders for your stress levels. It’s like your personal escape pod from daily life’s demands.

Man sitting on the best toilet reading his phone. Toilet Time!

Creativity and Inspiration: Where Genius Strikes

Here’s a wild one – some of the greatest ideas and problem-solving epiphanies have happened during toilet time. Seriously! It’s all about that laid-back state of mind you achieve in the bathroom. Your creative juices can flow freely when you’re relaxed and free from distractions. Who would’ve thought your bathroom could double as an innovation center?

A Chance to Disconnect: Bye-bye, Digital World

In our hyper-connected world, we’re practically married to our devices. But guess what? The bathroom offers a tech-free oasis. It’s a place where you can temporarily part ways with your smartphone and other gadgets. Those notifications can wait a few minutes. So go ahead and enjoy a few moments of old-school solitude in a modern world.

Self-Care and Pampering: Bathroom Bliss

For many of us, the bathroom is more than just a pit stop; it’s a sanctuary for self-care and pampering. Taking a warm bath or shower, applying those skincare products, or washing your hands can be incredibly soothing. It’s like a mini-spa experience that boosts your self-esteem and lifts your spirits. Who needs a fancy spa day when you’ve got your bathroom?

Problem-Solving: The Brainstorming Bathroom

Remember those “eureka” moments in the shower? Well, they happen in the bathroom too! It’s not unusual for folks to devise brilliant solutions to problems while on the porcelain throne. The relaxed atmosphere and absence of distractions allow your mind to focus on finding answers. So, take a bathroom break next time you’re stumped and see what brilliance emerges!

Time Seems to Stand Still, and the Bathroom Becomes a Mystical Place

Now, let’s dive into the fascinating world of bathroom time. You might be surprised to learn just how much of your life you spend on the porcelain throne. From doing the deed to scrolling through social media and checking emails, it all adds up to quite a chunk of time. Time seems to stand still, and the bathroom becomes a mystical place where we momentarily forget our responsibilities and become our most vulnerable selves. But have you ever wondered just how much productive society you’re missing out on while you’re in there?

Let’s start with the obvious: how long does it take to poop? Well, it’s estimated to be a swift 12 seconds for most mammals. That’s because, in the wild, animals are vulnerable to predators during bathroom time, so nature made it quick and easy for survival’s sake.

The Average Person Spends about 12 Minutes a Day to do Their Duty

Fortunately, hungry predators rarely attack humans when they’re in the bathroom unless your boss happens to be a velociraptor. So, we take a bit longer than our wild counterparts. While it’s hard to pin down an exact time, Medical News Today suggests that pooping should take no longer than 10-15 minutes per session. Anyone exceeding this timeframe might have an underlying issue like constipation, or perhaps they’re just engrossed in the latest news, videos, or online games. So, the average human spends around 12 minutes in the bathroom for their daily “download.”

How Often Do People Poop? 

Well, there’s no one-size-fits-all answer. Some folks report going as infrequently as three times a week, while others claim to visit the toilet three times a day. The frequency varies due to factors like age, weight, height, diet, and underlying health conditions. Some days, dietary choices can make you more “regular,” while other times, you might be constipated.

Coffee enthusiasts often report more bathroom trips than those who skip the bean juice. On average, humans tend to drop by the bathroom once a day, give or take some irregularities caused by lifestyle and diet.

Now, let’s get down to some real “business” – how much time do we spend pooping throughout our entire lives? To figure that out, here’s a simple equation:

How Long Do We Spend on Our Toilet Time During Our Life

One poop per day x 12 minutes = 4,380 minutes per year, which equals 73 hours annually. Considering the average life expectancy of 79 years, if we multiply 73 hours by 79 years, we get a whopping 5,767 hours spent on the porcelain throne. Now, let’s convert that into days, and it’s roughly 240 days.

The next time you find yourself sitting on the toilet, remember that by the time you’re 79, you’ll have spent over 240 days in the bathroom. Your trusty toilet has likely seen its fair share of action from numerous people over its lifetime, so be sure to treat it with the respect it deserves. After all, it’s been through a lot!

Your Toilet is for More than Doing Your Business

So, there you have it – toilet time isn’t just for doing your business. It’s a mini-retreat, a creativity hub, a stress-relief haven, and a self-care sanctuary all rolled into one. Next time you’re in the bathroom, take a moment to appreciate the unexpected psychological benefits it offers. It’s more than just a mundane task; it’s your private oasis for reflection and relaxation. Embrace it!

Brandon and Family, Licensed plumbing contractor

Family Owned & Operated

My name is Brandon Mageno. I'm the founder, President, and CEO of Big B's Plumbing Company. As the founder, I never thought about being average or good. My passion for being the best plumbing company in Southern California has always been the same. Providing plumbing services to this great county is simply in my DNA. Nothing makes me happier than to see a satisfied customer. Learn More About Us

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

San Diego Categories

San Diego Tags

What People Are Saying...

I called Big B's Plumbing because I the hot water would not turn off in our master bathroom. I tried to turn the valve off under the sink and it broke off, so I had to shut off the main water to the house. It was noticeable the valves were original to the home. When I called, the rep stated that I would be informed about the service tech and their experience along with services offered "On The Spot". I was on a bit of a time crunch...
Read More on Google My Business


Vill M

Found them on Google and they had good quality reviews. Made the call and set up the appointment for same day. Dispatch called me a few hours later to confirm our appointment and let me know that the technician Mathew was on the way. This was supposed to be an easy job once Mathew arrived. But it turned out to be so much more than that. Without hesitation or a sour look on his face, he dove deep into his van...
Read More on Google My Business


Jeremy T

Randy was very knowledgeable and professional. He helped us figure out what we could do with the space given for our bathroom with our remodel. He picked out perfect fixtures and the work he did was beautiful. The cleaned up properly when they were done and everything was handled in one day! I will be calling for Randy anytime we have any plumbing needs. Thank you for doing such a great job!
Read More on Google My Business


Crystal M

Call Today!
Your Plumber For Life!

Contractors License #986152

Scroll to Top