Do you really need to schedule free time? I propose that you take your life back and schedule free time for yourself instead. This includes doing things like pursuing passion projects, bonding with your family, and developing yourself as a person. Doing it is easy, in fact. You just add your free time activities in your calendar just like when you add meetings and deadlines. It might feel weird, maybe even a bit indulgent, to put your free time first.
Young people spend a third of their leisure time on devices
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Americans overall are working less and sleeping more than they were a decade ago, trends that point to an aging population and fewer people in the workforce. But among those who have a job, people are working more. And in general, men spend more time than women on leisure activities, while women sleep about a half-hour more each day. The annual American Time Use Survey, released on Friday from the Labor Department, breaks down how Americans spend their days by a number of characteristics, including employment status, gender, age and whether children are in the home. The average American spent 3 hours and 32 minutes a day working or commuting to work last year, including weekends.
Teens spend more than 7 hours on screens for entertainment a day: Report
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It can be difficult to find ways to give teens positive attention. The teen years are also the time when young people begin to spend more time with friends than family. Rather than emphasize the quantity of time you spend together, focus on creating quality time together. Here are 10 ways to create quality time to spend with your teen, even if it's just a few minutes each day. And establish a household rule that says electronics need to be shut off at certain times.