What are the “three points to secure free time” supported by science?

Despite the development of technology, modern people are

being chased by work and housework, and it seems that the four-day work week , which can take three days a week, has become popular because only some companies and organizations have introduced it. There is none. Therefore, based on the results of three researches and experiments focusing on work and leisure, IT media Inverse summarizes 'How to secure free time in 24 hours' in three points.

Use this science-backed technique about time to be happier

◆ 1: Buy time with money

This, of course, does not mean 'increase 24 hours with money', but rather increase the amount of time you can use freely by paying money and letting others take over what you have to do. According to Elizabeth Dunn, a professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia, `` In the past, it was thought that only those with significant disposable income could enjoy the benefits of 'buying people' time, We found that almost all incomes had the same effect. '

Dan noticed this when

she cross-sectionally analyzed the results of seven studies involving a total of about 6,000 people living in the United States, Denmark, Canada and the Netherlands. When Dan and his colleagues examined the results of research that examined the relationship between `` how much money do you spend for free time '' and `` satisfaction and stress in life, '' you found that `` Regardless, those who spend money to secure free time are more satisfied with their lives. '

The research group then conducted an experiment in which 60 adults who actually lived in Vancouver, Canada, spent the same amount on 'saving time' and 'purchasing goods,' and obtained the results of a cross-sectional analysis. Verified . Specifically, we asked participants to spend `` $ 40 (about 4300 yen) to save time '' on the weekend and see how stress and emotions differ from another weekend `` purchase goods with the same amount '' A hearing survey was conducted. According to the results of this experiment, 'people who spend money to save time are more happy.'

◆ 2 : Do n’t schedule holidays

A holiday where the whole day can be used freely is a pleasure for everyone. To make the most of their holidays, some plan their day in detail, but it is likely that they will reduce their enjoyment, says Gabriella, a researcher at the University of Washington's Olin Business School.・ A

study (PDF file) by Toniette and Associate Professor Serine Marcock has revealed this.

Mr. Toniet and his colleagues summarized `` 13 research results verifying pre-scheduled leisure and its psychological effect '', concluded that `` leisure that decided time and planned action was less 'fun' '' It seems to have become. Toniette points out this conclusion: 'When you make a plan, something that should be fun will feel like work and your enjoyment will be cut in half.'

So Toniette and his colleagues recommend that holiday schedules be roughly determined. Rather than setting a time like `` watching a movie until 〇 hours 〇 minutes and then resting at a coffee shop for 〇 minutes '' and packing up schedules on holidays, doing what you want to do without worrying about time is the maximum for holidays Mr. Toniet said it was important to enjoy.

◆ 3: Spend time for people

Obviously, spending time for someone will reduce your free time. However, a study by Kathy Mogilner, a psychologist at the University of Pennsylvania-Wharton, has shown that conversely, by actually volunteering, one can enjoy 'free time' in free time.

Mogilner and colleagues analyzed four different experiments and summarized the relationship between human leisure use and subjective 'time richness'. The people who spend their time because of their feelings felt more 'time rich'. Mogilner commented on this result: `` Using time for people improves self-efficacy and skills , and allows you to get sufficient fulfillment and use time efficiently in a short time. Isn't it? '

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