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Do you feel like there aren't enough hours in the day?

If you're like most Canadians, the answer is yes.

A new report released by the Canadian Index of Wellbeing called Caught in the Time Crunch: Time Use, Leisure and Culture in Canada shows that Canadians, especially women, are spending less time enjoying leisure and cultural activities and with family.

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The average proportion of our waking lives devoted to social and leisure activities dropped by 20 per cent between 1998 and 2005. Teenagers (15 to 17) who had a meal on a typical day with their parents dropped from 64 per cent in 1992 to 35 per cent in 2005. And attendance at arts performances dropped from 15 million to 13 million from 2001 to 2006, to name just a few of the statistics from the report.

Do you find ways to achieve work-life balance? What does this trend say about our culture of work and family? Are our priorities in the right place?

Globe columnnist Judith Timson, work-life expert and best-saelling author Barbara Moses and Globe writer Dave McGinn will be online for tomorrow's Wednesday Watercooler to discuss work-life balance. What do you think? Come back during the live hour to join the conversation below.



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