Paragraph on Leisure ~ Ofuran

Paragraph on Leisure


Leisure, often referred to as free time, is "time spent out of work and essential domestic activity". It is the period of discretionary time before or after compulsory activities such as eating and sleeping, going to work or running a business, attending school and doing homework, household chores, and day-to-day stress. For an experience to qualify as leisure, it must meet three criteria: the experience is a state of mind; it must be entered into voluntarily; it must be intrinsically motivating of its own merit. Active leisure or recreational activities involve the exertion of physical or mental energy, such as walking and yoga, kickboxing and soccer, playing chess or painting a picture. Active leisure and overlap significantly. Passive leisure activities are those in which a person does not exert any significant physical or mental energy, such as going to the cinema, watching television, or gambling on slot machines. People who work indoors and spend most of their time sitting and doing sedentary office work can add physical activity to their lives by doing sports during their leisure time, such as playing a ball game, going camping, hiking or fishing. On the other hand, people whose jobs involve a lot of physical activity may prefer to spend their free time doing quiet, relaxing activities, such as reading books or magazines or watching TV. Some people find that collecting stamps, postcards, badges, model cars or ships, bottles, or antiques is a relaxing hobby. Leisure can cost nothing, yet be priceless and helps balance work, family and devotional life as well as gives us a chance to relax and recharge our guts to enable us to be productive in accomplishing the main mission.