Value of Leisure
Modern age is the age of machine. Everybody is busy from morning till evening. Very few people find free time from their busy schedule But those who have plenty of leisure do not know how to spend it Most of them waste it away either in day-dreaming or in gossips. Leisure should be spent pleasantly and usefully.
The best way to spend leisure is to read books. Books are man’s lifelong companions. They do not let man feel lonely. They fill man’s free time in a purposeful manner. They not only entertain him but also educate him. By enrolling oneself in a library, one can get a variety of books.
There are numerous hobbies which can help us to spend our leisure usefully. One can select one or more hobbies to suit one’s taste. Many people are fond of stamp-collecting, as a hobby. They are always on the lookout for new stamps. Gardening is another hobby. It keeps man busy in sowing seeds; watering plants and watching them bear flowers and fruit. Photography, rowing, listening music etc are other interesting hobbies.
Leisure can be spent in developing new skills by joining some classes. It can be driving, cooking, painting and sketching. Playing games like cricket or football gives us rest and relaxation from our routine. Cycling tours and walking trips also help us to enjoy our leisure.
There are some other ways to use our leisure in a fruitful manner. We can organise discussion groups. Topics of vital importance can be discussed. We can assist in family planning programmes. We can help to promote literacy drive. We can even play with children in our free time.