Time goes by quickly. Too quickly it seems. We look back at the year and wonder where it went. Meanwhile, we dread so many of the minutes, hours, and days that lie ahead of us. I got some simple advice from a teacher while I was in school. “Don’t wish your life away.” Let’s see how we can slow time.
“The days are long but the years are short.”
I wished I was older so I could do the things that older people could do. I wished I wasn’t in school and didn’t have to worry about homework and things that I thought wouldn’t matter. Was it the weekend yet? I rarely wished it were the moment it was. The problem is, it always is the moment that it is.
As soon as my teacher told me not to wish my life away, my mind went to work. I thought about how I was only in junior high school. This crap was going to last forever. But then it didn’t.
You know how everybody tells you that high school is going to fly by? It seems to. Some people mention how life goes by the older that you get. While we know that it doesn’t really, people claim it does because it feels that way to them.
We dread waking up and leaving our cozy cocoons. We dread work and all of those things that we need to do but don’t want to do. On autopilot we go, realizing that what we dreaded wasn’t so bad after all.
Before we know it the event is over, the moment is gone, and we’re back to relaxing or doing what we’d like. The trouble is, when we do what we like, those moments seems to fly by as well. After all, time does fly when you’re having fun. Let’s stop having fun so the moment seems to last forever…
Every day has 24 hours. Every hour has 60 minutes. Minutes have 60 seconds each. I’ve taught you nothing new.
Make time for the things you love to do more. Find pleasure (where you can) in the things you don’t love as much. Worst case scenario, it’s your life. Cut out the things you don’t love.
I know you wish it were the weekend, but it’s not. Make today your weekend. Make every day your weekend. At the very least, don’t wish your life away. One day we will be old, if we are lucky enough. Don’t look back and wonder where the years went or if they were well spent.
Slow time today.
Also, remember that we created time as we know it. Sure, things would progress anyways, but time as we know it is an illusion we created. Otherwise we might know night and dark. This truth might help us to slow time further.