Isn’t this a convenient finding?
Everything, it is said, is good in moderation, and a new study has found that the adage is seemingly true for how much “me” time we give ourselves.
Analysis of lifestyle patterns of more than 21,000 Americans found that having more free time is linked to increased feelings of wellbeing – but only up to a point. In fact, when a person exceeds more than five hours of free time a day, their state of mind declines.
Dr Marissa Sharif, the study’s lead author, of the University of Pennsylvania, said: “People often complain about being too busy and express wanting more time. But is more time actually linked to greater happiness?
“We found that having a dearth of discretionary hours in one’s day results in greater stress and lower subjective wellbeing.
“However, while too little time is bad, having more time is not always better.”
You should be – for your mental health! – working for The Man. And that retirement idea? Right out of it.
The Greens have a plan for this of course. You’ll recycle and dig veggies for the sake of your mental health of course.