Thanks, Amanda, for reading my article. Leisure can mean different things to different people, but at a fundamental level, we can agree it means we want to relax and unwind. While flipping through Instagram can be relaxing for some, reading a book can be relaxing for others. I am not prescribing ‘what you should do’ to unwind, but perhaps thinking about it beforehand can help you achieve it the right way without feeling guilty or wasted. I do call them as goals because I’d like to celebrate them as small wins. Also, if these are just random fancies without a bigger picture attached to it (a purpose/goal in life), I would find myself to be quite directionless. And that chaos would cause me stress. So, when I know I have accomplished something in my leisure time that helps me move closer to my passion, I am happy.
I love to read non-fiction, go for long walks, play brain games, and meditate in my leisure time. It helps me grow as a person. And it isn’t a task when you love doing it — it becomes burdensome only when your heart isn’t where your mind is.
Hope that helps in understanding my perspective :)