A leisure is an activity which allows human beings to occupy their time while having fun and thus to turn away from their concerns at a specific time. It is a more or less pleasant occupation which distracts the man from himself and brings him out of him. Since the advent of Covid-19, man has found himself unable to carry out certain activities allowing his emancipation.
The advantages of leisure in society.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted in Paris in 1948 by the General Assembly of the United Nations stipulates in its article 24: “everyone has the right to rest and leisure, including a reasonable limitation of working hours. And periodic paid holidays. While rest is the time left after fulfilling work, social or life obligations, leisure is defined as a way of managing free time. They are increasingly favored thanks to technical and technological progress, the inclination of the balance of production towards the service sector as well as the recognition of human rights and working time is reduced. According to labor laws, an employee should work 40 hours per week. As a result, leisure occupies a considerable place in the life of citizens. Several modern studies have shown that people who work 55 hours per week are likely to have a heart attack with about 13% risk and those who work 35 to 40 hours per week have a 33% risk of having a stroke. Cerebral. Leisure time would therefore be decisive for the health and well-being of a society.
Leisure promotes personal and social growth, it contributes to economic development, as it creates jobs, goods and services, it increases the productivity of work and helps to fight dissatisfaction, stress, boredom, theft, and they encourage creativity without resorting to alienation.
Leisure in the COVID-19 pandemic
Towards the end of 2019, the world was struck down by the Covid-19 pandemic. With the development of this pandemic, all face-to-face leisure and entertainment have been threatened and some must have experienced media coverage. In order to limit the spread of the virus, the closure of several recreational areas was demanded. This has caused either the loss of employment, or the impossibility of enjoying leisure time to indulge oneself with the consequent decline in the economy, or a decline in the well-being of society. However, face-to-face leisure has given way to face-to-face leisure and society has been able to adapt to new living conditions.