Manager’s Memo 9-23-21
How you spend your time is directly related to how you will feel.
Have you ever gotten done watching a movie or scrolling on social media and been like, well that was a waste of time! Don’t get me wrong, me-time is important but 7 hours of free time can feel as bad as having hardly any free time at all. In fact, according to a recent study out of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 3 and a half hours of free time a day is the sweet spot for your mental well-being. I would take this study one step further and suggest that we were created to be productive, have free time AND a relationship with our Creator. Whether you like it or not, you were created for a purpose to do more than just sit around. No matter your age, God has things for us to do. Sometimes, it’s on our feet laboring over someone else’s yard. Sometimes it’s baking for a family that just lost a loved one. Sometimes, it’s sitting in a chair making a phone call to someone who is as lonely as you are.
I want to challenge you, and myself, to spend our extra free time, beyond the 3.5 hours we need, to not just to sit in front of a screen, but to fulfill that purpose God has called you to. To spend yourself. Your time, in a way that will take care of your mental health.
For 88.3 The Journey, I’m general manager Danae Songy.
Yearning for free time? Too much of it could take a toll on your mental well-being (today.com)
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