“Try to imagine a life without timekeeping
You probably can’t. You know the month, the year, the day of the week. There is a clock on your wall or the dashboard of your car. You have a schedule, a calendar, a time for dinner or a movie.
Yet all around you, timekeeping is ignored. Birds are not late. A dog does not check its watch. Deer do not fret over passing birthdays.
Man alone measures time.
Man alone chimes the hour.
And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures.
A fear of time running out.”
Excerpt from The Time Keeper by Mitch Albom
It’s a vicious cycle. As much as you embrace time and enjoy being in the moment, someone out there is counting. And it affects you. Then time seems like it’s running too quickly. It’s so subjective how people perceive time. I reckon at the end of the day it all comes down to striking a balance – too much time on work and no rest makes you a bore, too much time playing and no work makes you complacent.
Find joy in your work, invest time in rest and devote time to play/exercise.