Scheduled Leisure Free Time?

Scheduled Leisure Free Time?

Your social calendar might be sucking the joy out of activities that are supposed to be fun or relaxing, according to an upcoming paper co-written by a professor who studies time management.

The paper argues that when a leisure activity is planned rather than spontaneous, we enjoy it less.

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One beauty of following hard after Jesus is that I don’t have to plan “my free time.”

Indeed, since “I” is dead, then it is Jesus in me giving me His rest.

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. (Matthew 11:29)

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To be sure the words above will be a mystery to most, including church-goers, but since “my” life is hidden in Christ, the what, how and when “I” have “free time” is a meaningless statement.

For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. (Colossians 3:3)

The revealing of who I am, what I am to be and what I will be is all hidden from me in Jesus. But you gotta hate your life, give up your life and surrender your life in order to be given a taste of the leisure time of heaven in this world.


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(—We schedule activities back-to-back for fear of not accomplishing them all. Malkoc – who has an expertise in how people perceive and consume their time – links the over-scheduling of free time to the value that we place on achievement over contentment.

“The focus on productivity is so widespread that people even strive to make leisure productive and brag about being busy,” reads the paper. So we do more and enjoy less.

“When scheduled, leisure tasks feel less free-flowing and more forced – which is what robs them of their utility,” Malkoc explained in her email.