Is Time Speeding Up?

Do you feel that time is speeding up? That there is somehow less time in a day than there used to be?

Now, maybe there is some cosmic thing going on that the earth is spinning faster and the clocks are keeping up. Who knows.

But I have another theory.

I think we are ‘spending time’ on the future and the past. And if time is money, (lol) this gets expensive!

We ‘spend time’ on the future, worrying about all of our ‘what if’s’. We think about the worst case scenario. What if it goes wrong?

While we don’t know what is going to happen in the future and are so busy worrying about it, we are missing out on what is happening around us right now. We are not paying attention to the things like our teenager getting his license (what if he has an accident?), starting our new job (what if they don’t like me?), expecting a baby (what if she isn’t healthy?), doing the spring work (what if we don’t get the seeding done on time?). It goes on.   

And we ‘spend time’ on the past. “If only I would have…”, “I wish they could have…”, “I should have…”.

The way I see it, when you are in the present moment, you are not ‘spending time’, you are in time. Present. Here. Now. And now. And now. Aware and witnessing what’s going on - around you, inside you.

Do you know the experience you have when there is an emergency and time slows down? When you are in the emergency situation, you are fully present to the moment, your senses are open and receiving information, you are paying attention to those senses. You are in time.

Now, I am NOT saying that you should go looking for or making emergency situations to slow time down!! Please don’t do that! What I am saying is that you are probably familiar with being present and the effect that it has on time.

I encourage you to be more present. Use your senses. Really tune into what you are seeing, hearing, tasting, smelling, touching, and feeling inside. Do this often. Do this regularly. Even pay attention to your senses while you are on-the-go.

I believe that the more ‘in time’ you are, the more time you will have.

Here’s to conquering stress.

With heart,


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