Free Time Is a Blessing and a Curse

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We’ve all had the kind of day that leaves you slumped on the sofa late at night thinking “I need more free time”. For some of us, it’s chronic, and it’s a sign that something needs to give. Too much work and not enough leisure isn’t sustainable for most humans and inevitably leads to burnout.

Many of us assume that more free time means more happiness. Lifestyle gurus will often recommend that we “make…

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Erman Misirlisoy, PhD

Erman Misirlisoy, PhD

Neuroscientist writing about brains, behavior, & health. Sign up for my free newsletter on the science of well-being: erman.substack.com