We all MUST have some free time. It doesn’t matter what profession you do, what company your work for, or what is the deadline of your current project, having some free time is important for all.
According to a new study published in the January 2010 issue of the Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, people experience better moods, greater vitality and fewer aches and pains from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon, even if they like their job. The report concluded that weekends are associated with higher levels of freedom and closeness, as individuals are involved in activities of their own choosing or spending time with more intimate family members and friends.
To be more productive and happy in life, we need to have a balance life. In other words, we need to have a social life, a professional life, a family life, a religious life. If you are missing one of those time, the best way to work on it is:
- Find out which area of your life is affected
- Do not mix any of these areas. In other words, do not bring work at home, do not take work to church, or church to your social life.
- Organize your relationships by area – if a co-worker always talk about work then do not be with him at your social gathering or home…Be surrounded of people that serve the purpose of that specific time.
By sizing your time in compartments and living each compartment at the time, not only you’ll have a better time management but more important you’ll live stress free.
Now have you ever asked yourself what can be achieved during a spare time? If you’re asking yourself what you can do at your free time, here are some suggestions:
- Catch up with an old friend you haven’t heard for a long time
- Read/write a book
- Go over your bucket list and find out where you stand on your life goals of the year
- Do some sport activities
- Take some classes (about something you are really interested about)
- Be involve and support a social activity