How time really does change!

One minute will always be 60 seconds, but our view of what goes on within a single minute can change drastically. Let me explain why:

Our child view of time

I do not know about you, but whenever I was a child time flew by! I am now an adult, in my twenties, but whenever I think about my childhood it seems to have gone by in a flash.

Of course some people will argue that this is a sign of a good childhood, one full of lots of stuff, good stuff because it went by quickly. If you are one of these people (with this perspective), you would be right – childhood for me was, luckily, very good.

I’ll do my homework at 7pm … It’s 7:07pm, too late to do it

As a child looking at the clock, I often thought that time was stupid, even long(er) than it really was. It reminded me of boring trips to the supermarket, or sitting in the back seat of a car thinking that the roads never ended.

But the point I am trying to make, is that, as adults our view changes – for the better, of course. Time becomes precious, and with responsibility time also becomes productive! As we begin to focus on something, we can find that our use of time is better. Better in the sense that what we do within a time frame can surprise us.

Young adult, young child

Using the quote above (about putting off homework, and then realising that it wasn’t exactly that time, thus it was too late to do), an adult’s view of time is so different than a child’s view of it. It’s not necessary better because (in this example) putting off homework was a good thing as a child.

As an adult we tend to spend most of our time trying to fill our time wisely, if that makes sense?

Let’s meet after dinner to arrange that …

As adults we fill our lives with people and places. We feel the need to do something, like blogging, for example. We don’t do something without saying what we are doing. Is this us trying to justify what we are spending our time on? Maybe!

Time liked with association

As adults our ability to recall something is increased if we can remember doing something with time. So it would be fair to say that linking time with people and places means that our use of it is a little better. We tend to appreciate it more.

Whatever it is, time is precious. We cannot get it back. Yesterday becomes the past, tomorrow’s thoughts are what we hope to fill the future with. Appreciate your time, albeit surfing the web, just remember that we do not get it back, so whatever you do, make sure you don’t regret it.

How are you going to spend your time tomorrow?

Life doesn’t have a time scale

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Pregnancy

From the moment we are concieved in our mothers womb, there is an approximate time scale given to everyone – 9 months! But not everyone is actually born in exactly nine months, some are born premature, others run by nine months etc. But what does this actually show? Well, that life itself is precious. So much so, that life doesn’t have a time scale even from day one!

live life everyday

Childhood to Adulthood

Whenever we enter the real world (i.e. are independent from our parent(s) because we can survive by ourselves) there is no guaranteed time scale of how long we’re going to live. For some it could be (sadly) shortly after they are born, for others it could be as a young child, for others it could be as a teenager, or, right up to an old, well lived elderly person remembering their life as they sit on a comfortable soft seat.

What does time teach us?

I guess there isn’t a single answer for this, but in this case, life teaches us to enjoy time! That is, we really don’t know whenever the guarenteed day of death will come to us and our families, but what we are guaranteed is that time makes living (and life) more precious than ever before. Who knows what could happen tomorrow?

so remember to:
appreciate each day as it comes
so remember to:
smile once a day
so remember to:
try to say hello (or smile) to a stranger in the hope to make their day
so remember to:
be surrounded by those who make an impact on your life, you never know when it will end

I don’t want to get across the idea that death is just around the corner, or remind those who have recently lost a loved one, but to hopefully make you really live your life more fuller than you sometimes do

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Advice

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Use what you know

So I was thinking that every one has thoughts, opinions and have reacted to something at least once in their lifetime. But do we take time to pass on our thoughts, or better still our advice?

Someone making someone else smile

One of the best things in life, is the ability to meet other people. But why not take it futher: make an impact on someone else!

  • Speak: if you have leant something from an experience in your life, tell someone else so they don’t make the same negative experience
  • Listen: if you can do one thing for someone else, lend them an interesting ear. You would be surprised how much someone would appreciate a listening ear
  • Good turn: even if it’s saying hello to someone who is a little older than you, make time to start a conversation. Appreciate your language – share it, use it

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