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Old 01-23-2015, 04:23 PM   #1
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5 ways to slow down time

I'm nearly five months into early retirement, and time is flying by. It's not an unpleasant feeling, although when I was working I did everything I could to slow down time on weekends.

I've found a Psychology Today article from about a year ago -- "How to make the next year the longest of your life" -- that offers tips on how to slow time down so you can savor it more. The author boils it down to:

1. Fill this year with new experience.
2. Live in the present: be mindful.
3. Don't spend too much time in states of absorption.
4. Cultivate states of "super-absorption."
5. Don't rush -- live slowly.

You'll want to read his descriptions in the article to get a better idea of what each one is about. So far in retirement, 1, 2 and 5 are coming naturally to me; 3 and 4 are interesting and food for thought...
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Old 01-23-2015, 06:00 PM   #2
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Interesting concepts! Thanks for sharing.
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Old 01-23-2015, 06:14 PM   #3
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I'll go along with 1,2 and 5. Are 3 & 4 related to the use of Depends?
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Old 01-23-2015, 06:33 PM   #4
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That was interesting. I don't think that I would ever do #3 or 4. I have never been in the zone that I can remember.
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Dang, I thought this was another book idea thread and I was going to suggest you travel very near the speed of light. Relative to everyone else, time would slow to a crawl.
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5 ways to slow down time

Meditation could be helpful as a 2015 resolution for these.

The author mentions this briefly, but it "scares" some people, thinking you must have a mantra to chant or screw up your body in crazy ways.
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Left off:
1. Go really fast (near light speed)
2. Stay in a heavy gravity well

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Take up amateur boxing. You'll never believe how long six minutes can last until someone is punching you in the face for most of them.
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Old 01-24-2015, 08:14 AM   #9
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Way, way, back in the day, smoking pot seemed to slow things down. As to the 5 suggestions to slow down time, my 8-year old granddaughter would say: "Borrrrrring"!
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An average 8 year old wants to speed up time. I remember being in kindergarten. I thought it took FOREVER to get to first grade. Ditto becoming a teenager. After college, life has gone by too fast. But then I spent most of my time working. It wasn't my time at all.


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Slow down time? Go get a root canal!
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The slowest time ever went for me was at my (now departed) overly warm in-laws house watching CSPAN, with limited booze options.
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When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder a second seems like an hour. That's relativity.
Albert Einstein.
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Try and drive through Washington DC at rush hour. Gives new menaing to rush. Or most any LA freeway.
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Watch "Out of Africa." The longest most boring movie ever...time slows to a crawl.


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Interesting, as I look back on the time I've been RE and am amazed at how little I have gotten done.
Where did the time go, I wonder ? , then I take another nap......
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