Some people prefer to plan activities for theirfree time very carefully. Others choose not tomake any plans at all for their free time.Compare the benefits of planning free-timeactivities with the benefits of not making plans.Which do you prefer—planning or not planningfor your leisure time? Use specific reasons andexamples to explain your choice.
I think that free time is a precious thing for most ofus. When we're working hard, it's nice to imaginewhat we'll do when the weekend comes. We juggleone idea with another, trying to decide what best suits our budget and the amount of time wehave. After all, anticipating free time is part of the pleasure.
It's good to plan what we're going to do with our free time. That way we won't waste any of ittrying to decide. It's so easy to just sit around and think about this or that activity. Before weknow it, half the day is gone. If we decide ahead of time, we can get started in plenty of time,and we can get the most benefit out of the time we have. For instance, if we're going on apicnic, we can get all our supplies ready to go. Or if we're going to a movie, we can find out thetime and how long it'll take us to get there. Also, if we plan what we're going to do with our freetime, we can invite others to join us. If we wait until the last minute, our friends may have otherplans.
On the other hand, it's also fun sometimes to do things without apian. We can just leave thehouse and walk around and see what catches our attention. Often, this is how we discoverplaces we never knew existed. We might end up doing something we never thought we'd try.We might just happen to find ourselves outside a new bookstore or a bowling alley and go in ona whim, because we have some free time.
It's nice if we can have the best of both worlds. We can plan our free time activities for one dayof the weekend, and let the other day plan itself. This way our free time also gives us theenjoyment of having it both ways.