Have you noticed, that when you recall your first kisses, early birthdays, your earliest summer vacations, they seem to be in slow motion? I know when I look back on a childhood summer, it seems to have lasted forever.
That's because when it's the "first", there are so many things to remember. The list of memories is so long....reading them back gives you a feeling that they must have taken forever. But that's an illusion. The more memory you have of something, you think, 'Wow, that really took a long time!'
Things around us come to seem more and more familiar the longer we live. We travel the same streets, go to the same places, talk to the same people, engage in the same activities.
With all this sameness, we begin to ignore perceptions that used to be oh so fascinating. Familiarity becomes no longer interesting...or memorable. When I think about how quickly my life has gone by, I get all choked up.
One way is to do new things. Travel to a different location; take up a fresh hobby; shake up old habits.
So in order to "slow life down"...change up your routine! If you do the same thing every day, then the days will just fly by....but doing something different triggers something in your brain so that you "remember" that day...instead of it just going by.
Blogging actually helps us to slow down the pace of time! How? Because we are documenting each and every moment of our lives and in doing so causes a memory in our brain...every memory in our brain makes us think about thing that go on in our lives and therefore makes time go that much slower.