Time feels like its accelerating the older you get. Days, weeks, months and years go by faster and faster. When you ask adults about this peculiar phenomena, they sometimes get this reaction that “Yep, it sucks but that’s how it is.” A day, week, month or year subjectively feels so much shorter now than how it was before when experiencing life as a child.
Sometimes it is worth to consciously slow time down. Because if you don’t everything you know will end in no time.
Here’s how to slow it down.
Pay super close attention to the smallest, most trivial or ordinary things in your immediate surroundings. This could mean that you stop reading this text and start looking at your thumb.
You could also just close your laptop or put down the phone you currently hold in your hand and close your eyes and be aware of a sensation, like your breath, heartbeat or what have you.
You could also take time to really slow things down in your movement and thinking. Meaning don’t book any appointments or destinations in your mind. Look at a tree or a flower by the window for a while.
Just stop everything. Stop trying to go somewhere or do something for a brief moment and feel the immediacy of you being in your existential situation, just as it is.
This is how you slow time down.
Just stop and perceive your immediate surroundings through a meditative lens and you’ll see that everything related to time just comes to a full stop. What remains is you and the present moment, indistinguishable from each other.
Time as a concept itself melts away when perceiving from this meditative perspective.