Leisure – Life skills notes KNEC

Activities for positive leisure


Definition of Terms

Leisure means a period which one spends doing other things rather than routine work. Leisure Time refers to time available for ease and relaxation

Active Leisure: refers to leisure activities that are meant to de-stress a person and carry the attention away from work. This could mean type of recreational activity. The primary aim is to give one a sense of self.

Passive Leisure: refers to an individual who cannot make a decision on leisure involvement but relies on others to make decisions for them. These are people who are easily influence to use their leisure time unconstructively

Effects of misuse of leisure time

  • Drug and substance abuse
  • HIV and AIDS infection
  • Criminal Activities

Activities for positive leisure

  • Ball games
  • Athletics
  • Swimming
  • Reading
  • Singing
  • Visiting the sick
  • Doing their home work
  • Visiting their friends
  • Helping parents at home
  • Revising for exams

Life skills for positive use of leisure time

  • Empathy
  • Problem solving
  • Creative thinking
  • critical thinking
  • assertiveness
  • negotiation

Values Associated with leisure

  • Freedom
  • Tolerance
  • Humility
  • Honesty

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