November 26, 2011
People should carefully plan activities for their free time. Do you agree or disagree? Use specific reasons and details to support your answer.
When I was in elementary school, the first thing I was forced to do right before vacation was planning a schedule. Back then I thought it was impractical, but thinking of it now, I believe it is one of the most important works to do preparing for a free time. Having a plan for free time prevents me from wasting time and helps my own achievement and development.
The primary reason for setting a plan for free time is that it reduces wasted time. In free time, it is obvious for people to become lazy and have no motivation. As a result, they look back at themselves and see how much time they have wasted, and enormous amount of work undone. Feeling very upset, they will have to spend the night doing the unaccomplished work. On the other hand, with a plan to follow, people don’t forget the musts and spend time successfully. For example, about a month ago, I was thinking of playing tennis, finishing up my homework, watching a show program. However, I didn’t actually plan it, so I did whatever I wanted at the moment. It did feel comfortable but I skipped doing my homework and was in troubles. But recently, I started planning and learned from it. I could easily notice the difference from the existence and non-existence of plan, and how advantageous it is.
On top of that, plan is needed for people’s development in life and for long-lasting achievements. Everyone, especially people with certain goals in life, benefits from plan during their free time. There is a saying that ‘time is money’, pointing out directly the importance of time. According to the maxim, time is surely precious and the best known way to save it, and a way that helps people have no regret afterwards, is planning. For example, in a TV show, there was an interesting experiment towards a group of university students. They were supposed to take a fake test after a week and professor allowed one week free time. The reaction differed, mostly divided into these two types: students who plan schedule, and students who don’t. When the professor announced the test result, it was proven that students who planned during their free time outperformed students with no plan. Some people say that people started to carry a planner after watching this show, wanting a success.
To sum up, it is important to plan activities for free time, including both short and long time period. This is because plans reduce wasted time and adhere to one’s development. While everyone spends the same limited time, she or he should use the ability to plan time and feel how important this skill is while spending time with more quality.