Written by: Madeline Van Hemert
What does it mean to have free time? Does it mean that it’s the time to do absolutely nothing, time to think, or maybe time to spend with loved ones? I realize free time takes form differently from person to person but it is still a thing none the less. For me it’s the time to remove myself from people and things and just be in my own thoughts. If it’s nice outside I’ll go for a walk or a run and if not I’ll listen to music and take time cleaning and organizing things. It’s easy to go through the motions and get sucked into working yourself until you are unwell, but it is also important to take breaks and time to yourself.
As of July 1st, 2014, the government of Sweden will be conducting an experiment in which 8-hour work days will be reduced to 6-hour work days. Check out this link for more information: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/05/sweden-work-hours_n_5446579.html. I guess my question to you would be: What do you do with your free time and would a 6-hour work day be something of interest to you?
And that is that!