Can you believe it’s 2014 already?
Sometimes a year just flies by, but when you look back, it may not feel like that much happened. Is there a trick to having a memorable year; stretching time into long, endless summer days of the like we indulged in as children?
How to slow down…time!
Unlike your senses, time is a perception – it’s why several seconds during a life-threatening event can seem like minutes, whereas an hour at home can disappear in a flash.
The trick to slowing down your perception of time? Do something new!
According to neuroscientist David Eagleman, fresh experiences give your brain more information to process. During something ‘new’, it takes that much longer for your brain to present the information to you – and, voila, there’s your perception of how much time has passed.
What new experiences?
Google’s Matt Cutts presented a brilliant Ted talk on trying something new for 30 days – every 30 days. It certainly made for a memorable year!
My goal for 2014 is to streeeeeetch the year. Learn those new hobbies, laugh plenty and travel more.
After all, if weekend getaways seem so much longer than ordinary ones at home, then think of all the possibilities…!
Here’s to a fantastic new year – what are your plans for 2014?
Ilona compiles that treasury of Owner tips and memories known as the MyStory blog. She’s discovered so much to do at our WorldMark South Pacific destinations from you all, that her ‘must-do’ list has grown at an alarming rate. In returning the favour, she will be sharing some of her travel tips, secrets and curiosities here every fortnight… Read Ilona’s earlier posts