Leisure is the sweetest of moments when a man has nothing specific to do. When he is his own master and can dispose of his spare time at his own suit will. Leisure time is necessary for people after working and studying hard, and there are various recreation activities to do base on oneself purpose. Leisure does not refer to idleness or laziness but it refers to relief or relaxes for a short period from the monotony of daily routine. It is not a non-activity but it implies an activity that is meaningful, potential and enjoyable. It is, so to speak, freedom of monotony, boredom, and drudgery of life. In a word, it is a temporary relief from the monotonous routine task of our daily life.
The present time is a time of automation, better standard of living and longevity has further broadened and liberalized the real conception of leisure. It is true that people can improve their personal ability by practicing pursuits improving the mind. In fact, very few people are aware of making the proper utilization of leisure. Different people spend it in different ways. By doing the word puzzles, this activity helps us raise logical thinking and solve problems at work more effectively. To many others, leisure is a time to make creative and aesthetic pursuit and inner fulfillment.
Today’s leisure is spent in various ways. Village people spend their leisure by flying kites, fishing, playing swimming and gardening. People are rightly found in spending their leisure, watching T.V. The craze and popularity of TV are increasing day by day. City people spend their leisure shopping, reading books, watching television, using the computer, going parks and zoos. Such a craze and popularity of T.V. has created many socials, psychological, physical, family, individual and mental problems.
Man’s life is usually bound by routine; leisure affords an opportunity to escape out of the compulsions of routine and breathe the fresh air of freedom. This is, therefore, always a source of joy whenever it comes. Life on earth is not an easy affair these days. Traveling is good leisure. It refreshes our mind and broadens our outlook.
Truly speaking, leisure is enjoyable in relation to one’s work. After a day’s hard and toilsome work, one needs to enjoy leisure the most. In the absence of work, no leisure can truly be conceived. Leisure is a kind of diversion that pre-supposes work and labor.
Man is under the necessity of leisure. After a tiresome work, a period of leisure makes a man fresh, energetic and stimulates him to finish the unfinished work. One can spend leisure in taking snacks at a restaurant, tea, coffee and other edible things At leisure one can engage oneself in meditation and religious practice. Leisure in man’s life is as essential as food but its proper utilization in a fruitful way is wanted. The happiest man is, of course, whose work is leisure, who finds a perpetual joy in the work he has to perform. To such a man work is never a soul-killing drudgery.
Leisure time in today’s world is as important as a medical tonic. Man cannot continue to work for all day long, He needs rest, race and leisure, for regaining energy, stimulation, and concentration for the next works. Thus, we should enjoy our leisure.