Having loads of free time is great! Right? It sounds wonderful to most people, and if you say to anyone; 'I've got lots of free time, the chances are they will say 'oh, you are so lucky!'. Having too much free time is essential for a healthy work-life balance but, and here comes the rub, sometimes free time can become a burden rather than a pleasure. Try telling anyone this and the chances are they'll say you don't know how lucky you are and compare their situation to yours, demonstrating why, in their belief, you are in a much luckier position than they are. In other words, they are saying, stop complaining and cease looking the gift horse in the mouth. The other difficulty that you may encounter, is when others take it on themselves to worry about your 'situation'. This can exacerbate your own negative thoughts; having unwarranted and unwelcome concern from others can feed into our own. This can be particularly true if your free time originates from loss of, or being between work. … [Read more...] about Do You Have Too Much Free Time?