(WASHINGTON POST) -- Your social calendar might be sucking the joy out of activities that are supposed to be fun or relaxing, according to an upcoming paper co-written by a professor who studies time management.
The paper argues that when a leisure activity is planned rather than spontaneous, we enjoy it less.
That's because we tend to mentally lump all our scheduled activities in the same bucket - whether it's a dentist appointment or grabbing coffee with a friend. And that makes the pleasurable activities more of a chore.
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