If you’re like me, you might feel like time passes by more quickly as you get older.
So if you’ve ever wished you could slow down time, I want to share a trick with you:
You actually can “hack” the passing of time. ⏳
And no, you don’t need a time machine!
See, time goes SLOWER when we’re children because we’re constantly on the go, trying new things, and making new memories.
But as we get older, we fall into an everyday routine…
Time starts to go FASTER.
So basically, making new memories is the KEY to “slowing down” time…
Or at least, your perception of time.
This can help you cherish each day that passes — while also benefiting your mental health…
Because studies show trying new things gives your brain a hit of dopamine — which can also help improve your mood and memory.1
So, I challenge you to create at least one brand new memory per month, even if it’s something “small.”
Here are some “Meaningful Memory” Ideas to get you started:
☐ Try a new recipe
☐ Sign up for art lessons
☐ Join a club (walking club, tennis, club, book club, etc.)
☐ Perform at an open mic (music, poetry, etc.)
☐ Take a singing or acting class
☐ Organize a trash cleanup
☐ Learn how to knit
☐ Take up gardening
☐ Go out dancing with friends
☐ Host a dinner party for no reason
☐ Invite a new friend to lunch
☐ Go camping or plan a trip
And here’s a bonus challenge for you.
Try to create one BRAND NEW memory within the next 3 days.
This could be as simple as reading a book at a new coffee shop… or checking out a local event, like a concert, farmers market, or festival.
(I HIGHLY recommend checking out Facebook Events or Eventbrite for ideas — you can even filter your results to only include FREE events.)
Remember, your new experience doesn’t have to be time-consuming, expensive, or “GRAND” in any way…
It just has to be outside of your typical routine (and ideally fun!).
The bottom line is — just because we’re getting older…
Doesn’t mean life has to be any less exciting!