You get up Monday morning and before you know it, Sunday evening has rolled around again and you’re left thinking………….”Where did it go?”
We race from our jobs to our homes, to the stores, to our children’s activities, fitting in some social along the way. Life is hectic for most and 24 hours no longer feels like a whole day
How can we slow this down?
Time is a funny thing; when we are having fun or enthusiastically wrapped up in our lives, it races ahead leaving us reeling to catch up with it. In fact I often feel that my life is passing by like the proverbial Hare on steroids……with a couple of exceptions:
- When I am in pain
- When waiting for results of tests
Both of these events seem to slow my life down to an almost unbearable tortoise pace.
Clearly you don’t have to be a genius to realise that its things we DON’T want or DON’T like, that cause time to drag……………but why?
Now I know it’s about perception but if that is the case, why does our subconscious slow it down when we don’t want it to be slow and speed it up when we want the opposite? Makes no sense right?
We have all heard we are supposed to ‘Live in the NOW’. To be completely present in the moment but the only time that seems to happen for me, is in the above situations or with considerable effort. This started me thinking about how I could use this perceived ‘slowing down of time’, in a positive way? How can I take the fun and excitement and slow down these moments too?
Is it even possible?
If you have been following my blog for any time you will probably know I believe in and use a gratitude journal to help me focus on and achieve the things I want. It is a powerful, tool which allows me to bring my dreams into reality (if you missed my latest blog on this click here). So I want to experiment and see if by using this positive NOW method, I can also slow down the pace of the fun stuff too. To become focused in the moment and excited all at the same time.
To perceive time expanded, instead of diminishing.
For the next month I am going to add the following to my gratitude now journal:-
“It’s really wonderful how much time I seem to have, I am able to get everything done that I want to and still have time to spare”.
I invite you to join me!
Lets see if we can change our perceptions of time and with luck enjoy it more!
I hope you take up the challenge and please feel free to add your findings on this blog or email me:- firstname.lastname@example.org