Where Is All My Time At?
friends. Leisure is an essential part of our lives, and the only problem with leisure is
when can we enjoy it? In our society we have a hard time finding time to relax and take
a break from our stressful lives.
persons life. There are three stages, beginning, mid-career, and near-retirement. The
beginning stage involves people from the ages ranging from 19-30 years old. These
more time focusing on their job, trying to find ways to advance, and less time relaxing
and enjoying leisure time. They compensate their leisure time for their careers.
away from work and time to be with their families. They basically know what their
status is at their job and now find time to slow down and start focusing on other aspects
in their lives. They might do this by cutting back on the hours they work a week. The
near-retirement stage are individuals ranging from the ages of 50 and up. These people
are on the verge of retirement and are planning what to do with the rest of their lives.
point of there careers they are working lesser hours and responsibility at their job is
decreasing. This helps make the transition from working to retirement much easier.
time, and activities. The first individual who took the survey fell into the beginning stage.
and workers part time as a life guard at a indoor pool. He is not married and has no
children. He works twenty plus hours a week and only makes $6.30 a hour. He works
five days a week, but sometimes takes morning shifts on Saturdays. He considered
time, because he does not have any time to just relax. He has class all morning then in
the evening he works and comes home and studies. The only leisure time he has is over
the weekends. That time does not compensate for the stressful hours of work and school
during the week. The survey of this individual from the beginning stage has shown me
that being a full time study and working part time, leaves basically no leisure time. Also,
shows how people in the beginning stage have no time to relax, because their schedules
are so busy.
Next I gave a survey to an individual in the mid-career stage. This individual was
nineteen to twenty six years old. He works construction and earns $40 plus an hour and
works 30 hours a week. He said he has leisure and he uses it. He goes to bars with
CO-workers after work some days, or comes home and socializes with his family. He
said his leisure time is any time with family and friends and away from work. He said he
probably spends three days during the week doing leisure activities for a few hours. He
because it take his mind away from all his responsibilities.
The final stage is the near-retirement stage. In this stage an individual is just
old female, married with three children. She is a nurse and only works twenty five hours
a week. when she not working she is working in her garden, or doing things around her
house. She considers that her leisure time and she says she has a lot of it. She said she
has leisure time everyday to either kick back and read a book, or just relax. She said she
said about retirement will be not having anymore stressful responsibilities she got from
Out of the three stages I have found out that the beginning stage is the most
stressful and takes up a lot of your time. There is a positive, because it seems to get
better over the years. During the mid-career stage people?s focuses change, because
work is not the focal point of their lives. Families are getting started and that now shifts
a persons focus. During this stage, like I said before work is not the only priority, now
your leisure time. People are not working long hours, they spending more time doing
other activities. In this stage of a persons life they are trying to finalize what they are
going to do with all their free time. The stages basically go from no time to a whole lot
of free time. Leisure is important in our society, because it helps people escape from their
responsibilities of work or other stressful things.