Creating Your Life

Leisure

“pure leisure, making time just for oneself, is nothing short of a courageous act of radical and subversive resistance.” – Brigid Schulte

Sometimes I will read an article that talks about how moms have way more time for themselves than they realize; citing data like the American Time Use data that shows that working moms with kids under the age of 6 has an average of 3 hours a day of leisure time.

However.

You know how time use experts decide what’s leisure? If your car breaks down on the side of the road and you are stuck in your car waiting for a tow truck, and you listen to a podcast while you wait for an hour, that is considered an hour of leisure.

I don’t know about you, but I don’t consider that to be leisure. At least not PURE leisure. I like Brigid Schulte’s term – “contaminated time”.

We deserve more time to ourselves than just the time we use for ourselves while waiting in a school pick up line.

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