We often hear people lament that time goes by faster today than ever before. Some say the older you get the faster time goes by. I am confident that a search of the internet will find hundreds, if not thousands, of books and articles, some with scientific evidence about our perception of time and its relative speed. I feel time does go by faster because by the time I complete my planning Sunday night for the upcoming week it is now Friday. The time went by so fast I was only able to get a small fraction of the work done that was in my plan. Not getting my work done has a significant impact on my quality of life, and that bothers me.
Can I change my perception of time by getting more done? It may not be the solution, but taking back your time is a good place to start. I started blocking my time on Fridays for the following week. I use Outlook Calendar and Outlook Tasks to manage my activities. I find that the Task Reminders are extremely helpful when it comes to remembering what is due. Red tasks are easily recognized as being overdue. I am early in this adventure, but have already seen an increase in the amount of work I can get done. I would not say my quality of life is where I want it to be, but it is improving as I become much more proactive at managing my time.
Have you been perplexed by how fast time travels and if so, how are you addressing it?