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Life Is Short and Time Is Precious – Nerdful Mind #113

March 13, 2022 by Simon Mannes

Is life too long or too short?

Does this question even make sense?

I believe that there is so much more to do in life than we have time for. So much more to try out and so many more places to see than any human could experience in their lifetime.

That's where a quote I recently found fits in perfectly:

“Never wish for something to end sooner.”

You only have this one life, and this one "now". Ever.

Nothing else exists than the current moment. The future and past exist only in your head.

So, yes, life is too short to experience more than the smallest fraction of what is out there.

That’s why every moment is meaningful.

Reading Recommendations

How Mindfulness Helps You Find Time

“With mindful breaks, we can become more aware of our emotions and habits, which brings the clarity we need in order to choose how we spend our days.”

The Fluidity of Time: Scientists Uncover How Emotions Alter Time Perception

“The study of time perception serves as a hallmark of integrative science, mixing linguistics, cognitive neuroscience, and attention research to explore the ways people feel the minutes and hours pass. And increasingly, this research is focusing on the role that emotion plays in distorting our sense of time.”

Time Management Strategies for Software Engineers

“Time management is a subject near and dear to my heart. I got my start as a developer in a support role where we had to be reactive and give into whatever was demanding our attention at the time (I literally had to monitor an error queue and manually intervene whenever something didn't process correctly). It was a nightmare.”

Weekly Mindfulness Practice

The next time your phone grabs your attention, either through a notification or because you take it into your hand, take a deep breath before doing anything.

We use our phone so much during the day. This may be bad for our attention, but we can use it as an anchor to practice mindfulness.

End Note

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Have a great week

Simon

PS: What do you think about this? Please hit reply and let me know. I’m curious!

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