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Be Intentional About How You Spend Your Time Off

Be Intentional About How You Spend Your Time Off

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Intentional Time Spent Is Better

Whether it’s the weekend or an upcoming holiday break, a number of studies have shown that people who set personal goals to achieve during their time off — such as seeing friends, pursuing a hobby, or even organizing a closet — report being happier than those who don’t.

Employees who have holiday goals further anticipate allocating 24% less time to passive leisure activities such as watching TV, napping, or doing nothing, and 28% more time to socializing with their friends and family.

These differences in how we plan to spend our time off matter for our ...

Similar to holidays, people who have goals for their weekends are also more likely to spend their weekends pursuing social activities and less likely to spend their weekends resting or doing nothing. And spending one’s weekend engaging in social activities may in turn lead to greater happiness.

While setting goals for our time-off is important, that doesn’t mean we should treat those goals like a to-do list. We should be flexible.

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