Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Why does life seem to speed up as we get older? Can You Control Time? Find Out!


Why does life seem to speed up as we get older? Why does the clock in your head move at a different speed from the one on the wall? Why is it almost impossible to go a whole day without checking your watch? Is it possible to retrain our brains and improve our relationship with it? In Time Warped, Claudia Hammond offers insight into how to manage our time more efficiently, how to speed time up and slow it down at will, how to plan for the future with more accuracy, and she teaches how to use the warping of time to our own benefit.

The 411 by Maria:

I love this book. It wasn't too technical and extremely interesting.  My friends and I always end up on the subject of how fast everything is going. Life just seems to be going so fast and my kids are now at the end of Elementary School and I feel like I was just pregnant with them.  

Time Warped explains that it is simple, and time is basically about how you perceive things, such as if you are bored or interested in what was going on and we have the power to speed up or slow down time. A great example of this for me would be; if I am bored, nothing planned for the day, get up, eat, lunch, dinner, blah blah blah...the day lasts forever but if I am on the computer all day, the time flies. My mind is active, there is so much to see, I jump from task to interest to task again and before I know it, hours have been eaten up. Sounds easy and makes a lot of sense.

Also, if you ever had something happen to you that was traumatic such as a car accident or a fall, you will recall how when you describe the situation, you can make out every single nano second as if it were in slow motion.

I bounced around the book and found the chapter about Why Time Speeds Up As We Get Older as the most fascinating and a small section explaining the Holiday Paradox you know how Christmas seems to fly by than as soon as you are past Christmas, it seems like it was ages ago?! Memories of the past effect our  view of time.

Thought provoking and a book you will be talking about to your friends and family for years to come.

Disclaimer: I received this book from Harper Perennial

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