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July 26, 2021 2 min to read

How to make time go faster when you’re bored

Category : Lifestyle

We all have those moments when we have nothing important to do. Sometimes, it could be because you are home alone without much to do or you are in your workplace and there isn’t much going on there either.

Naturally, when you get bored, the next thing you think of is how time can go faster so that you can get to do other interesting things such as going home to meet loved ones after a long boring day at work among other commitments.

In every situation you have been stuck in, you are eager to make time go faster. You just want the clock to go faster than it normally does so that you can move to the next thing.

Of course, time is a natural phenomenon and you can’t make it go faster, literally.

However, there are things you can do or should we say tricks you can do to make time feel like it’s passing faster. Here are a few examples of such tricks.

Avoid looking at the clock

You are able to tell the time because you’ve looked at the clock. You may be able to tell between day and night, mornings and evenings, but you can’t tell the specific timings if you don’t check the clock.

Looking at the clock to know what’s the time is not a problem, it only becomes a problem if you are looking at it to see if time is moving as fast as you would want it to move.

When you check the clock every moment with such a mentality, even a short moment will seem like an eternity.

You’ll become anxious, nervous and impatient such that you’ll be feeling like the clock is no longer ticking and that can be very frustrating.

It’s not easy to stop looking at the clock considering this is something you do subconsciously at times. Plus, time sources are everywhere from phones, computers, wall clocks, wristwatches, etc.

Over the same, since you are bored and want to make time go faster, try harder. It’s a worthwhile cause. Begin by reducing time sources around you.

For instance, remove your wristwatch, pull down the wall clock and put a small sticker on the edge of your laptop where the time is displayed.

You’ll realize that every time you try checking the time, your mind will be disrupted by something else.

Break time into blocks

This is for those people who just can’t stop looking at their clocks. Besides, refraining from checking the time is not for everyone.

If you find it pretty difficult to stop, don’t be too hard on yourself while there is an alternative.

This is what it means to break time into blocks. You reduce time intervals into smaller chunks. Instead of lamenting how you will be at work for eight long hours, think of how you will be going for a break in the next one hour.

Eight hours will naturally feel too long particularly if you don’t have anything interesting to do but an hour is manageable.

Split unpleasant tasks

This is not an all-round option but at least it can help someone with tasks that can be split. Surprisingly, the major reason why people become bored is engaging in activities they aren’t happy about…
Continue reading the article and learn more about time on Daisy Linden’s blog.

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