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How to Slow Down Time

Living in the moment

If you shift your focus on the present moment (working, driving, cleaning, whatever it is), you will start to feel time as more abundant.

Mindfulness is a great tool to deepen and balance your days. But you don't necessarily need it. Just make sure to invest more attention in present-moment experience.

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How to Slow Down Time

How to Slow Down Time

https://www.raptitude.com/2018/05/how-to-slow-down-time/

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Our perception of time is subjective

How long an hour, a week, or a year feels is something that changes all the time.

For example, an hour spent coping with tragic news can be perceived as very slow, while an hour of frantic cleaning before guests arrive seems to pass very quickly.

Why early years seem longer

  • As we become adults, we tend to take on more time commitments. As our work and domestic lives stabilize, the years increasingly resemble each other. This creates the sense that less “living” happens each year.
  • Children usually have no time commitments; they're told what to do. They also form higher-quality memories (sharper and more lasting), making early years seem so full.

Being present in the moment

  • As adults, we spend much of the time on autopilot, with most of our attention on past, future, or hypothetical moments.
  • As children we’re immersed in present moment, which creates long, vivid days, with many more touchpoints for memory and appreciation.

Living in the moment

If you shift your focus on the present moment (working, driving, cleaning, whatever it is), you will start to feel time as more abundant.

Mindfulness is a great tool to deepen and balance your days. But you don't necessarily need it. Just make sure to invest more attention in present-moment experience.

To slow down time

  • Do more physical activities, ones that you can’t do absent-mindedly: arts and crafts, sports, gardening, dancing etc.
  • Spend more time with people you enjoy talking to.

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Tips to practice Mindfulness
  • Allow your mind to wander and gently return awareness to your breath sensation.
  • Notice any tendency to be hard on yourself. See this kind of judgment and gently return awareness to your breath.
  • Embrace relaxation and being present with awareness.
  • Expect to notice more things, including more painful things.
  • Practice staying present. Stay open to all the possibilities in each situation.
  • Be careful not to try too hard. Experience life directly as it unfolds, paying careful and open-hearted attention.
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    Start a meeting with 2 minutes of silence, your attention focussed on your breath. Or take a few mindful breaths before starting your exercise routine.

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    The core values that are most valuable to each of us come from our own personal experience, not from being taught.

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