It is not until we start becoming occupied with streams of responsibilities that we suddenly realize how valuable time is. When growing up we have activities lined up for us and we are in a constant chase of entertainment. We constantly push boredom away as we fear it will kill our sacred time.
Often times we hope to fill our days with activities in order to not be alone with our thoughts. We fill this time with unnecessary habits which lead our minds into autopilot mode, all in the name of doing something with our time, however unconsciously we perhaps just want to avoid stillness.
We all have some sort of responsibilities, for some this might be a job for others this might be parenthood. We encounter streams of time-consuming activities and tasks which we have to commit to. We end up in a situations where we start seeing that we have too much to do and not enough time. We want to join friends for beers, meet others for coffee, do sports or play video games while at the same time taking care of our responsibilities. We gradually realise that we can’t do it all. We either prioritize or fall onto the busy bandwagon.
Creating a list of priorities can help. However, the enemy
The conscious feeling of time flows differently depending on which road we take. I’m sure many of us experience how a chat with a friend or a Netflix episode can quickly evaporate as our sensation of time changes. There are also examples of moments when time passes quickly yet in retrospect we feel as if time didn’t exist. In these
When we examine our daily life we can consciously question what we dedicate time on. We know that in today we have an endless amount of choice. We have easily consumable time-eaters as well as the more elaborate activities which perhaps need some more devotion to taste good. These are the ones that take us to the world where time does not exist and instead of time we meaningfulness.