Some people prefer to plan activities for their free time very carefully. Others choose not to make any plans at all for their free time. Compare the benefits of planning free-time activities with the benefits of not making plans. Which do you prefer?
prefer not to make any plans at all for their free time because
they can make their plans according to their moods
that way. But personally,
I think that it is more important for me to be able to do as many fun things in my free time as possible. Therefore, I prefer
planning activities for my leisure time very carefully.
Of course, there are advantages of
not making plans for your free time. For instance,
if you think of something interesting to do in the middle of a day off
, you can do it without having to cancel other plans. Also, it can sometimes simply
feel more relaxing not to have a fixed schedule
. But I find more advantages in
planning my leisure time carefully. One specific advantage is that
I can buy tickets ahead of time for concerts and museum exhibits. Another advantage is that
I do not feel as if I am wasting any of my rare time off from work.
planning my leisure time allows me to go to concerts and museum exhibits. For example, I saw the Katushika exhibit at Tokyo national museum when I was living in Tokyo a few years ago. Because I decided in advance that I wanted to go there, I was able to buy a ticket for the day on which I most wanted to go before tickets sold out. Futhermore,
planning ahead allowed me to invite a friend to join me
. I enjoyed seeing the exhibit with her more than I would have alone.
planning my leisure time allows me not to waste a minute of leisure. Specifically,
I now work a part-time job and am a full-time student, so I only have one dependable afternoon of leisure
per week. If I plan ahead,
I can play tennis, meet friends for coffee, and write a letter to my parents on the same day. Furthermore, my hobby is putting together
models of antique cars, which takes a lot of time. But because I set aside
a specific time to work on them every week, I have finished two models in the last month.
Therefore, I prefer
to plan my leisure time carefully in advance. As I see it,
my leisure time is very limited. I do not want to waste even part of it.
according to their moods: 気が向くままに
in the middle of a day off: 休日の最中に
a fixed schedule
dependable afternoon of leisure:当てにできる余暇の午後
set aside a day to〜：とっておく