Anonymous asked in Education & ReferencePrimary & Secondary Education · 2 months ago

Can this school year go by faster?

Today was the first day of school. 179 days left to go. It’s my last year of high school, and I want to graduate so badly. Can’t wait until May 2021. Like come on, come already, graduation!!

1 Answer

  • 2 months ago

    The way to perceive time as going by fast is to be completely engaged and interested in whatever is happening. When you are focused like that, the mind doesn't bother with noticing the passage of time, and hours and days seem to fly by. This is why vacations seem to go by so fast. You're completely interested in what you are doing each day.

    Conversely, if you watch the clock or count days on a calendar, your perception will be that time slows to a crawl. In this scenario, you are placing much of your mental energy into paying attention to the passage of time. Hence you will be acutely aware of it ~ and it will seem to go by very slowly.

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