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Does Time Go Faster As We Get Older? Check Out This Infographic!

Does Time Go Faster As We Get Older? Check Out This Infographic!

One of the things that I have always been afraid of is our mortality as human beings. Knowing that I am now approaching what could be considered ‘middle aged’ terrifies me. I was always the youngest guy among my coworkers- the baby of the bunch. Now I have been replaced in that role by others, and I am a father and a provider. Wow, how time flies!

This infographic by Maximilian Kiener, previously seen on Lifehacker, illustrates this phenomenon  beautifully.

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I have always being fascinated by superheroes and other fictitious characters, such as vampires, because of their immortality. Is it just me, or have you also noticed that as you become older, time tends to go by so much faster? I always thought that maybe something was wrong with me and that this was just something that I experienced. However, after examining this infographic, I have come to the conclusion that I am not alone in experiencing this.

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It actually makes a lot of sense: it is very simple mathematics. The older you get, the less time you have left in proportion to the rest of your life. At 5 years old, a year is 20% of your life. With each passing year, the percentage changes. It is quite fascinating really. I never thought about it in terms of math- I just noticed how quickly time was moving.

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Time flies

    Check out this infographic, and you too will come to understand why time flies as you get older! My advice to you is: love harder, hug longer, don’t hold grudges, and appreciate the simple things in life. Live your one life, and understand that we only have a limited time here, and even less as we get older! Make the very best of it!

    Featured photo credit: Lifehacker.com via lifehacker.com

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    Last Updated on May 15, 2019

    How to Tap Into the Power of Positivity

    How to Tap Into the Power of Positivity

    As it appears, the human mind is not capable of not thinking, at least on the subconscious level. Our mind is always occupied by thoughts, whether we want to or not, and they influence our every action.

    “Happiness cannot come from without, it comes from within.” – Helen Keller

    When we are still children, our thoughts seem to be purely positive. Have you ever been around a 4-year old who doesn’t like a painting he or she drew? I haven’t. Instead, I see glee, exciting and pride in children’s eyes. But as the years go by, we clutter our mind with doubts, fears and self-deprecating thoughts.

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    Just imagine then how much we limit ourselves in every aspect of our lives if we give negative thoughts too much power! We’ll never go after that job we’ve always wanted because our nay-saying thoughts make us doubt our abilities. We’ll never ask that person we like out on a date because we always think we’re not good enough.

    We’ll never risk quitting our job in order to pursue the life and the work of our dreams because we can’t get over our mental barrier that insists we’re too weak, too unimportant and too dumb. We’ll never lose those pounds that risk our health because we believe we’re not capable of pushing our limits. We’ll never be able to fully see our inner potential because we simply don’t dare to question the voices in our head.

    But enough is enough! It’s time to stop these limiting beliefs and come to a place of sanity, love and excitement about life, work and ourselves.

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    So…how exactly are we to achieve that?

    It’s not as hard as it may seem; you just have to practice, practice, practice. Here are a few ideas on how you can get started.

    1. Learn to substitute every negative thought with a positive one.

    Every time a negative thought crawls into your mind, replace it with a positive thought. It’s just like someone writes a phrase you don’t like on a blackboard and then you get up, erase it and write something much more to your liking.

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    2. See the positive side of every situation, even when you are surrounded by pure negativity.

    This one is a bit harder to put into practice, which does not mean it’s impossible.

    You can find positivity in everything by mentally holding on to something positive, whether this be family, friends, your faith, nature, someone’s sparkling eyes or whatever other glimmer of beauty. If you seek it, you will find it.

    3. At least once a day, take a moment and think of 5 things you are grateful for.

    This will lighten your mood and give you some perspective of what is really important in life and how many blessings surround you already.

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    4. Change the mental images you allow to enter your mind.

    How you see yourself and your surroundings make a huge difference to your thinking. It is like watching a DVD that saddens and frustrates you, completely pulling you down. Eject that old DVD, throw it away and insert a new, better, more hopeful one instead.

    So, instead of dwelling on dark, negative thoughts, consciously build and focus on positive, light and colorful images, thoughts and situations in your mind a few times a day.

    If you are persistent and keep on working on yourself, your mind will automatically reject its negative thoughts and welcome the positive ones.

    And remember: You are (or will become) what you think you are. This is reason enough to be proactive about whatever is going on in your head.

    Featured photo credit: Kyaw Tun via unsplash.com

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