March is practically gone, and it seems like time keeps rushing by faster and faster. This year we didn’t even have time to whip up any new recipes for Easter! But we have gathered our best Easter posts from past years for you here so you can find inspiration for this Sunday’s festivities. Part of the reason for the lack of new posts is because we’re busy behind the scenes working on something new and special for our blog. You’ll see the surprise soon…
There! the secret is out now, so we have just created more pressure for ourselves to get things rolling! But going back to the time topic, the other day I was reading an article about why time seems to go by faster and faster as we get older. Remember how the school year seemed to last forever? How summer vacations seemed longer, and how vividly we remember Christmas from our childhood? Now, Christmas or other holidays seem to rush by without leaving a big impression. According to this article, the reason that best explains why we perceive time is going faster, is because our early years were filled with new experiences and first time events, so we tend to make more lasting and more detailed memories of these events. When we repeat the same event, year after year, it is less likely to leave such a unique or lasting impression.
In short, the message on the article I read was that to, at least psychologically, slow down the pace of life we should take advantage of new and unique experiences as much as possible. When we do the same things, we don’t make distinct memories and time seems to fly by. I’m sure there are many theories behind this question, but for now, the message that we should focus on positive past memories, live more in the present and try to have a positive outlook for the future and use our time wisely seems like sound advice.
Helga & Kitty