Researchers have finally done something worth while, What's the perfect amount of free time
The answer is: MODERATE
How much free time is perfect for you? Researchers out of the University of Pennsylvania conducted a study of around 35,000 people and found that too much free time will leave you with a board feeling and not enough will have you wishing for more.
If someone says they have the PERFECT amount of free time they are lying
Dr Marissa Sharif, a co-author of the study from the University of Pennsylvania said, “We found that having too much time was associated with lower subjective wellbeing due to a lacking sense of productivity and purpose.”
The study featured a series of questionnaires, which connected free time with "subjective wellbeing."
In general, people were happier with more free time, up to about TWO hours per day. Then scores began to drop once free time exceeded FIVE hours. Unfortunately, they didn't determine an optimal amount of free time.
The researchers suggest that people who feel like they have too little free time should find a couple of leisure hours. And those with empty days should try doing something productive.