I’m not a psychologist, but the best answer for this phenomenon “time goes faster” is that the early years are full of first-time events – your first date, the birth of your first child, that first big vacation, etc. First occasions are interesting events and we tend to make more detailed and lasting memories of those first times. When we repeat the event, year after year, it is less likely to make a lasting impression.
This doesn’t just happen with life events, we can observe the same phenomenon in a shorter span of life time. For instance, the first couple of days of your two week vacation seem long and leisurely, and the time goes slowly. You’re thankful that you have two long weeks of this. But, the next thing you know, it’s almost over and you are heading home!
So here is the key to slowing down the leap of life. As much as possible, take advantage of new and unique experiences, think new ideas, and do innovative thing. When we go to the same places and do the same things, we don’t make distinct memories and time seems to fly by.
We are on the way of edifice our career. It needs tending, attention, and suggestions. You may go a year or two staying in the same role, but you always need to be thinking about your next step – or else you risk letting an opportunity pass you by.
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.” Winston Churchill.
As we know, after every storm there is calm, and then the sun shines. If you keep remembering that, you will make it through. Give yourself the opportunity to feel and process every thought and emotion. This is what the experience calls for. We all know what happens if we bypass or bury our emotions. We must allow the process to happen and give ourselves the space and time to feel everything.
Eventually, hopefully, we find ourselves grateful for those hard times, which in turn may make us appreciate the good times even more. I am continually working on all of this, but then again, isn’t that the point.
“Happy people plan actions, they don’t plan results.” Denis Waitle
I recalled the first summer school in June 2017 at Wageningen, Netherlands, when I was met with all of you and time passes very fast and met again after one year in Prague.
Magnificent beauty of Prague
It’s worth to mention here the magical beauty of Prague, the place of second FoodSmartPhone summer school. When I arrived here, I realized that Prague was indeed much more eye-catching as I thought. In addition to the architecture and cuisine which has always been hailed, you will find that Prague has the mysterious features of a city still harbouring a “Soviet atmosphere”.
Pictures courtesy: Klaudia Kopper
Deep relaxing instrumental music in Prague
I had the tremendous memory about my visit in Prague which I will never forget, was to stay in Hotel International, besides all ESR’s were in Hotel Pyramida. I would like to say thanks to Jack for his company to visit city centre on Saturday, June 23.
I stated to develop the sensor part, probably the hardest part of my project. I would like to say good luck to all of you your research.