Time Flies

9 Jul
Time may fly but always remember you are the pilot

© Jess Bruce 2016

Time seems to be disappearing at an incredible pace at the moment.

Do you ever get overwhelmed by how busy life seems to be? By how little time you seem to have?

I get a feeling that I can only describe as claustrophobia, of being trapped, when our calendar fills up and there seems to be too much going on and not enough time to get everything done.  I feel out of control and that induces a feeling of anxiety and panic.

To help combat this, I took to Google for some reassuring words. The idea that time flies past but that we are each the pilot of our own time helped me feel back in control.

I also like the idea that time only passes quickly when we are happy. Have you ever noticed how slowly time drags when you are bored or sad? So the fact I feel that time is playing a vanishing act on me at present must mean I am very happy, which in itself is a very uplifting thought.

Our minds are, as always, guiding our experience. The apparent speed at which time passes is merely a trick of our wayward minds.

A week today, Mr B, bump and I are off on our holidays, two weeks relaxing in the South of France. I can’t wait. For those two weeks, time will stand still.

6 Responses to “Time Flies”

  1. Sparrowgrass July 9, 2016 at 8:48 am #

    I’m pretty sure pregnancy is doing weird things to my time perception. One day lasts an eternity and yet somehow it’s July already.

    • myjourneythrume July 9, 2016 at 9:44 am #

      Congratulations on your pregnancy! I can’t believe it’s July already. And yes I totally agree, individual days don’t seem to pass that quick and yet somehow I still don’t seem to get as much stuff done as I need!

  2. thehomeschoolingdoctor July 13, 2016 at 2:24 am #

    Hi! Have a great vacation! I think that one day physics will prove that time actually does speed up for adults. I cannot for the life of me figure out how days which have always passed quickly, can possibly pass any more quickly. But each year, they do!!!!!!! (Although the saying, which I also find true, for parents is: The days seem to last forever but the years fly by.——-As in, when you have tiny tots, all you do is feed, clean, chase, nap, feed, clean, chase, bed and it feels like the longest day till they hit the sack. Yet they’re five before you know it!) Anyhow. I loved traveling pregnant!—Terri

    • myjourneythrume July 13, 2016 at 6:25 pm #

      Thank you! Cannot wait to go. I’ve heard that about time for parents, something for me to look forward to!

  3. Isabelle October 20, 2016 at 12:28 am #

    Hi Jess,
    I have CFS (since Dec. 2015) and am doing the LP course in a month.
    Your blog has really encouraged me to do it! I really enjoy reading your blog…it is so nice and inspiring to read the thoughts of those who understand CFS.
    All the best for the rest of your pregnancy…sending you lots of beans of energy!
    From Isabelle (Auckland, NZ) p.s. love the photos you posted from your time in NZ!

  4. K February 19, 2018 at 12:37 pm #

    Just a little note to say hi. I think of you often as I used to love reading your blog – I’ve missed it! I hope you are well. If you’re blogging somewhere else, could you let me know? Sending you good wishes, K

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