The Importance of Leisure Time

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The Importance of Leisure Time *No Works Cited Leisure is defined as freedom from the demands of work or duty. Everybody needs leisure in their lives, to balance the stress of work and life. Leisure helps re-energize and relax people, so they can perform activities well in their lives. People use their free time (leisure time) in a variety of different ways; engaging in outdoor activities, entertainment like watching movies or television, or just having time to themselves.. Another activity people enjoy doing is just socializing with family and friends. Leisure is an essential part of our lives, and the only problem with leisure is when can we enjoy it? In our society we have a hard time finding time to relax and take a break from our stressful lives. The amount of leisure time a person has can be related to the type of person that certain individual is. There are many factors in which you can take in account: age, marital status, gender, families, etc. These factors figure into the certain stage of a persons life. There are three stages, beginning, mid-career, and near-retirement. The beginning stage involves people from the ages ranging from 19-30 years old. These individuals are just beginning their careers and are striving to be successful. They spend more time focusing on their job, trying to find ways to advance, and less time relaxing and enjoying leisure time. They compensate their leisure time for their careers. Mid-career stage includes individuals ranging from 30-50 years old. In this stage people have been in their field for some years and are settled down with families. In this time of their lives they will be looking for more leisure time, because they are going to want time aw... ... middle of paper ... ...to get better over the years. During the mid-career stage people’s focuses change, because work is not the focal point of their lives. Families are getting started and that now shifts a persons focus. During this stage, like I said before work is not the only priority, now people are looking to take that vacation and taking shorter hours to be able to relax and spend time with their family. The near retirement stage is the best time to catch up on your leisure time. People are not working long hours, they spending more time doing other activities. In this stage of a persons life they are trying to finalize what they are going to do with all their free time. The stages basically go from no time to a whole lot of free time. Leisure is important in our society, because it helps people escape from their responsibilities of work or other stressful things.
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