Why does time fly when you’re having fun?

Why can time seem faster or slower?

Whenever we think about something we love or enjoy our brain becomes so engrossed in that thing (place, event…) which means we lose track of time. Having said that time does not change because one minute will always take 60 seconds but sometimes one hour can seem like it is one minute.

Some activities that can make time pass quickly

  • Listening to songs on a radio or albums can seem to pass time quickly.
  • Doing exercise.
  • Being on holiday.
  • Going onto your favourite website.

So time really does not change but our perception of it can/does. Time, of course, can also seem to go by slower than it really seems, for example, a Sunday evening or if you heard bad news. No matter what way time goes (fast or slow) it is important to note that you will never get it back. Enjoying time is therefore important. Do what you like to do. Spend it with people you consider important in your life. Do it! Time is precious.


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