Ever hear someone say “The older I get, the faster time flies”? Well, there are reasons for it, and psychologists and neuroscientists are fascinated by how brains interpret and react to time.
In a nutshell, the brain gives more processing space to things that are novel. When we encounter new activities and ideas, the brain must work harder than normal and we recall these periods as lasting longer.
As we get older, we tend to do fewer NEW things so time appears to whiz by because we’re not stimulating our brains.
Action – Compile a list of new attitudes and actions you’d like to experiment with. Perhaps there’s a different sport or special topic of interest that catches your eye. Maybe you’d like to try on unique ways of doing familiar things.
Give them a shot because not only CAN you teach an old dog new tricks, you really need to, before there’s no time left!