How do you spend your leisure time? Do you run errands? Read a book? Watch TV? In the past, my off work hours had been plagued by unrelenting restlessness – A constant reminder that I may not be getting the most out of my holidays and weekends. Enter: Leisure Capitalism – an oxymoronic lifestyle choice designed to squeeze every last ounce of fun out of the delicious citrus fruit that is, time off.
Please find below the key components of this exciting new movement:
- Approach free time as an opportunity to experience new things. Unwinding is as much about broadening your horizons as it is about chilling out.
- “Sports” such as: Bocce, Slow Pitch Softball, Croquet, Frisbee, Golf and Frisbee Golf are honourable
games of skill and should be played in a competitive yet easy-going manner.
- Music, snacks and ice-cold beverages are the cornerstones of any leisure activity. Ensure an ample supply of all 3 whenever engaging in leisurely pursuits.
- Boats are great.
- Time Outside > Time Inside. Accept rain as inevitable and you won’t be disappointed.
- Wear Sunscreen.
Similar to any emerging movement, I understand this may not be for everyone but I assure you that if you follow these suggestions you should find yourself on a Sunday Night: dead tired, slightly sun burnt and extremely happy.