Our Perception of Time Changes

Denelda at 8, 15, 30, and 50 years… Why, it seems like only yesterday!

How time changes as we age!

Everything about “time” fascinates me. Ever notice how time changes over the years?

When I was a child, weeks dragged on through two long summer months and then suddenly school engulfed me with homework, projects, sports, and yet there was still time to play with friends, time to watch television, time for household chores.

Later, as a YA, I added multiple sports commitments and a bunch of boyfriends. This continued through university—sports, studies, dates… and, oh yeah, the odd part-time job and church responsibilities.

Squeezing every ounce of life out of every day challenged and invigorated me.

Denelda at 75

As an adult, with three kids, a full-time career, international competitions, maintaining a home/garden, as well as the continued church responsibilities, time flew by like the balls of a juggler, resting briefly in my hands and then being tossed into the abyss never to be seen again.

There were days when I could “slip time”. I took on other assignments—accreditation leader for my office, regional tournament director, writing a newspaper column.

“If you want something done, ask a busy person.” This saying traveled in my circle and the work fell on those of us who were the busiest.

There was always time.

8 Ways time changes as we age

  1. Time moves much faster.

  2. I take more time to do things. What’s the rush?

  3. My body takes more time to recover.

“The more familiar the world becomes, the less information your brain writes down, and the more quickly time seems to pass.” David Eaglemar

Research shows the aging athlete must increase their recovery periods to compensate for the reduction in muscle recovery mechanisms that occur due to the onset of aging.

       4. A century does not seem an eternity.

A year is .1 of the life of a ten-year -old, but at 70, a year is only .014 of her life. This makes each year for the child appear approximately 7 times longer, according to one theory. Therefore a century is perceived as more than 700 years for the youngster.

       5. More changes happen on a global level every day than happened in a year of my youth.

       6. My children are my peers.

       7. Science has discovered how to halt aging and reverse it.

       8. I plan adventures for the next fifty years instead of preparing for the end as my parents did.

time fascinates me

This obsession with time has inspired both THE TIMELESS TRILOGY: YOUNG, YOUNGER, YOUNGEST, and my latest series, KINDRED CHRONICLES.

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I’m all about TIME: REJUVENATION for a better future, GENEALOGY to rescue the past, and everything which builds a quality life right now with laughter and love.