Today’s Coaching:Time Flies. You undoubtedly have endured this cliché conversation around the water cooler.
There are a few good reasons why time seems to fly as we age.
*The Habituation Theory states as we age our brains conserve energy. So when we get used to something like the route to work, doing the laundry, getting dressed, for example — we start to do it on autopilot, and stop noticing the small things that make our days different. This makes time seem to pass much more quickly, since fewer unique moments are being noticed and recorded by your brain.
Children don’t have this problem. It’s all new to them!
*So routines contribute and so does multi tasking. When we multi task we don’t remember any of the three things we did at once and the days seem lost.
To enjoy the time you have try paying attention more, slowing down—even stopping, change things up. And we should know this by now….stop (trying to) multi task!
Time does fly but remember this one little nugget: You are the Pilot!