I guess Im in the minority. I play when I can... but take long breaks.
As a beginner I played what every one is saying maybe not everyday but 3-6 days... but I play a lot... but too much is bad feel you get tired... and can only play so much at optimum level.
Unless your pro you should have school or work so its a night thing. A lot of people play a lot of meaningless games like Call of Duty for days or watch mindless tv... at least here your improving a skill of sorts.
I have a decade on my belt I take long breaks to focus work/life or studies. But in my breaks I play 2-5 days or so I enter about 3+ sometimes 8 tourneys... my plan is usually 4. I plan to win. I usually last a good hr minimum more like 1.5+ hrs regardless of game... Turbo or satellites are quicker and shorter.
I play good almost always losing to better straights or K9 v AK bad beats. When busy I play 1-2 tourneys Sunday that are biggest cash ones.
I find when I take breaks I come back stronger so I do that as a result. New Years time get time off + big tourneys so I play...
3-5 days 3-9 hrs... sometimes just wait for tourneys... but on a long day I can play almost 12 hrs straight... I take breaks in between cause I know my style. Play "my style games" no Turbo... regular... with 200+ players... good sized stack. I play odds
so if 36 cashes and 150 players its 5 to 1 odds that is as high as I go. On rebuys it is higher sometimes only 30 lose but I enter those due to higher payouts sometimes. 3 to 1 are easy cashes and get in bubble at least with frequency. A 6-7 to one is pushing it so I like style non-Turbo + cash is good.
Free tourneys are easier. Everyone calls I got in play money one yesterday beat everyone WS qualifier tix... I spend 250K playmoney 1/2 my stack was like 5 tix and 9 people are you kidding me and 2 chances. I KOed 4 people and the first 3... lol... kept testing me till final 5 are like damn he's good.
I think since, your new figure out not how many hours but quality time you can play... eventually you burn out hrs consecutive a day, consecutive days played... are you a night person or morning (I lost/missed those damn early ones).
Playing everyday I can't do it... I guess I could but I'd have to quit everything and be a pro. With this economy who knows lol... Im taking the semi-standard route on that. Its good to manage your chip stack before you try big time... take it slow when you start out $ tourneys. Its better to be great at lower stakes than mediocre at higher ones.