How to Slow Down Time
“The older you get, the faster time goes by?”
We’ve all heard the phrase, and it’s depressing, right?
While physics supports this theory of the perception of time – because a year at the age of 1 represents 100% of your life while a year at the age of 100 is just 1% – we don’t subscribe to the fact that half of our perceived lives are lived between the ages of 4-18 years old.
Ryan and I are soon hitting our 2-year mark of travel. Thinking back to where we started in Ecuador in March 2018 seems like eons ago – far longer than what 11-months would typically merit.
Does this mean that it’s possible to slow down time?
Before we drag you down a time warp hole, we dug into the research and found plenty of real science to back this up. Cognitive psychologists and neuroscientists say it’s more about creating memories than the actual passage of time.
Our brain is amazing at consolidating effort and creating routine to make life easier. That’s why we can get in our car and arrive to work without even remembering how we drove there. Our brains put us on autopilot.
The problem happens when our brains do this for longer periods. If our days are too similar and blur together, our brains categorize life into “phases” and won’t make an effort to create lasting memories.
Soon, all that’s left are general memories of “the 8-years I worked in a corporate office as a plastics engineer.” While those 8-years may have been enjoyable, they don’t lend themselves to lasting memories. Therefore, time passes more quickly.
Fortunately, it’s not that hard to change this.
Endeavor to make each year unique and individual to the others around it. You can do this by taking on a new role at work, moving homes, or by merely “making this the year you do X, Y, and Z.”
Adding variety will add time to your year and lasting memories to your life. As Lawrence Wright says in his book, God Save Texas:
“I’ve always believed that memories have to burn a little to make an enduring place in your heart.”
– Lawrence Wright
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