Any “work” that is not advancing you toward the professional life you want should not count as work. It is waste. You have bills, sure, but we often times fool ourselves into justifying behavior that we really don’t want to be doing. If happiness is the goal, and you’re unhappy in your situation, what’s likely to change first? You or the situation?
We each have 168 hours per week. About 100 are taken for work and sleep. Leaving you about 50 hours to do as you desire.
How can someone manage s million dollar business in their time and others can’t seem to get $500 saved? Wasting time is easy, usually the easy thing to do is the wrong thing to do.