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Busy workers who find themselves fighting a losing battle for more free time often wonder where it all goes. Psychologist Lynn Friedman told that maximizing free time may require prioritization and a new outlook.

Q: How valuable is free time among younger workers?

Friedman: In my work-life seminars, young people tell me that they are concerned that their pursuit of career goals will hinder their quality of life. Many attempt to negotiate work arrangements that allow them to pursue their avocations and to "have a life." They no longer see in their future the traditional gold watch retirement gift from an employer. Rather, they see themselves as "free agents." Read full article »

Lynn Friedman, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist, psychoanalyst and executive coach in Chevy Chase, Maryland. She is on the associate faculty at Johns Hopkins University.

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