In asking the question 'what is the best way to spend your leisure time', you will undoubtedly get a variety of different answers. Some people might even reply 'What leisure time?' Not really a surprising response considering most of us live such busy lives. Work, school, and taking care of our families are just a few things that keep most of the population extremely busy. If you do happen to find some leisure time you will probably want to consider how you want to spend your free time very carefully. A great number of people will tell you when they have leisure time they use it in a productive way either mentally or physically. Taking care of projects left undone, completing crosswords puzzles they didn't have enough time for, reading books, articles or material they need to catch up on for work purposes or school, and running errands are just a few ways people who feel they always have to be doing or accomplishing something will spend their leisure time.
On the other hand, many people enjoy simply doing not much of anything, especially physical or mental if they find themselves with some down time. People who feel this way about their free time will tell you they live to take a relaxing vacation, catch up on some much needed sleep, curl up with a book, have lunch with a friend, participate in or watch a sport they love and so on. For the most part, these people feel that leisure time is a time to 'recharge their batteries' doing what relaxes them the most, usually something that they thoroughly enjoy that doesn't involve a lot of mental or physical exertion.
So to answer the question... there really is no best way to spend your leisure time. It is all a matter of your own personal choice and preferences as to finding the best way to spend your free time. The truth of the matter is we all need leisure time to rejuvenate and nurture our inner selves to cope with our busy lives. It is essential for our well-being to take some much needed time and 'smell the roses' whenever the opportunity presents itself. It's not so much how you choose to spend your free time, as long as you spend it doing something you really love and enjoy that will make it worthwhile until the next time you can manage to have some leisure time again.