Finding the mythical work-life balance is something that most of us struggle with. In our off hours and on the weekend, it’s tempting to sleep in, doomscroll, or binge Netflix. But there is more than one kind of free time—and chances are you’re coming up short in at least one area.
Optimize Your Time Off
There are three kinds of free time: leisure, rest, and recreation. Leisure is purposeful self-improvement time, including exercise, reading, and other activities that help you cultivate virtue and character. Rest includes sleep and other forms of relaxation. And recreation is playful social activities that spark creativity and build community. Make sure all your bases are covered with our latest Instaread.