Quality Leisure

It is as important to plan for quality use of our leisure time as it is any other time. Here is a helpful exercise:

  • List ten or more activities you enjoy or would like to try.
  • By each one, note if it requires money, can be done alone or with others, is indoors or outdoors, active or passive.
  • Rank them in order from most to least enjoyment. You may end up with some that are more interests rather than passions.

If you’re having trouble thinking of ideas, the best list of activities I’ve ever seen was in a book called “The Superwoman Syndrome” by Marjorie and Morton Shaevitz (no longer in print). Here is the list on the DailyPlanIt Wiki, which can be printed with a button on the lower right. Online, you could try DiscoverFun or Discoverahobby for ideas.


Download a free printable RecreationalActivities form


I am fascinated by the process of learning to read English and the idea of gamification to make learning fun. Phonics and literacy have become my passion project. I also write about personal development, goal setting, and time management. I enjoy finding great information, combining it in new ways, and packaging it creatively.

Posted in personal development, productivity, Year of Personal Growth
8 comments on “Quality Leisure
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  2. This is a great exercise. I’m going to try this, maybe I will be able to keep myself on task. Thanks!

  3. […] Engage in enjoyable leisure activities. Make a list of ten or more activities you enjoy doing or would like to try. Note those that are […]

  4. […] Weekly Plan Posted on November 17, 2006 by dailyplanit Create a Weekly Plan during the Weekly Review to see how your week will look in a week view. For each day of the week, what’s on your calendar? What repeating tasks for work and for home need to be accomplished? What meals do you plan to have? Schedule action steps for your goals and projects, and include time for personal development and maintaining relationships. Include some things to do for fun. […]

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  6. […] leisure time on activities that you most enjoy. This week, do this exercise to help you choose quality leisure activities. Then schedule time to do your top activity. Share this:ShareEmailPrintLike this:LikeBe […]

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