Is time going too fast? Want to slow it back down? Here’s how!
Why is it that as we get older, time seems to pass by a bit more quickly? My explanation? It seems that the minutes and hours in a day seem to go faster because we naturally experience fewer new things as we get older. There’s plenty of innovation and head turning news announcements, but for the most part, we have all seen plenty of the same things over and over again.
When we keep doing the same things over the years, we can find ourselves on autopilot. Let’s face it– our recollection of daily lives start to merge into the other times we’ve done that same exact thing. So, what’s the solution to keeping the clock from ticking away at rapid speeds? It is pretty simple, it’s time for us to put our thinking caps on and try new things!
Each time we try something new, our brain is stimulated multiple times, and there are different phases of those stimulations. First we start with the anticipation of that new thing, then we transition into actually doing the new thing, and then we come back to reflect about having done that new thing. The last phase of reflection is precisely was stimulates our brain and creates the sense that time is going slower! Imagine that!
It’s time to give this “slow things down” project a fair shot. We can all find ways to do things differently, and it doesn’t have to be done in an extreme way. We can eat a new food a few times a week, send a handwritten gratitude note to someone who deserves it, go home a different route. Heck, we can learn to moonwalk or jitterbug if we please!
Whatever you choose to take on, embrace it, and in doing so, you’ll kick life out of autopilot. Not only will life be more of a thrilling adventure, time will naturally start to slow back down too!