Professionals ‘have less and less free time’

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A new survey of Lancashire professionals has shown that people are feeling the stress of their busy lives more than ever before.

Juggling longer working hours with family commitments are leaving 61 per cent of those surveyed feel like they are busier than ever.

Fifty six per cent are more stressed than last year. An increase in workloads is having a significant impact, with 66 per cent of people now having to put in extra hours at work to keep on top.

Over 47 per cent of people are often late to family events with 33 per cent of people having to turn down family and friend social occasions because they are just too busy.

This rise in these figures has lead Lancashire start-up company Liberty Errands to offer services to help ease the stress.

It acts as a personal assistant to help with everything from running errands to organising a family birthday party.

It taps into the insight that 84 per cent of business people felt they spent too much time at the weekend doing mundane jobs. And over 29 per cent felt like they spent too much time queuing for things like prescriptions and at the post office.

Danielle Fenton, Co-Founder of Liberty Errands said: “Running a business ourselves, we understand how hard it is to manage your work life balance. Family commitments and work pressures often make people feel like they are dragged from pillar to post. Liberty Errands look to ease that pressure.”