Time waits for no one

Contrary to popular opinion, you can’t actually manage time, you can only manage what you do during time.

So… how do you feel about time?

Generally younger people want time to speed up and older people want time to slow down.

My theory of time perception that as we age we tend to experience time passing more quickly. Ask any body of any age, did last year seem to faster than any other?

When we were five years old a year is 20% of our live and that is a big chunk. When I was forty, a year was 2.5% of my life. That is a much smaller chunk (although it of course the same amount of time – barring leap years). So a year is relatively less time in my forties than when I was younger and it just seems to pass more quickly

As time marches on we can choose to feel bad, indifferent or good about it.

Because we do tend to think about time often, then, for the sake of our happiness, it follows that we should try to feel good about it.

How do we do this? Well, whenever we think about the past, present or future, we do so in a way that makes us feel good.

1. When we think of the past, focus on things that bring a smile to our faces. Achievements we’re proud of, events we enjoyed, people we enjoyed being with… even embarrassing moments that make us laugh now. Whatever makes us feel happy.

2. When we’re in the present, try to BE in the present. To enjoy and appreciate what we have RIGHT NOW. From the “big” things, like the wonderful people in our lives, to the littlest things.

3. When we think about the future, we think about the GREAT things we expect it to bring. We visualize having everything we want, being happy, and having everyone around us be happy.

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