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Taking Life One Day At A Time Getting Harder For Me

MainerMikeBrown

Registered Member
I'm a big proponent of taking life one day (or even one moment) at a time. I think it's a good way to not worry too much about the future.

However, as I get older (I'm 40 years of age), I find it harder to take life one moment at a time. The reason is because as I get older, life goes by quicker for me. It feels to me like just a blink of an eye ago it was yesterday morning.

How about you? Do you try to take life one day at a time? And if so, are you good at it? Does it help you?
 

MenInTights

not a plastic bag
Is it because of regrets? We all have those.
"I'm 40 and if only I'd done this when I was 20 things would be different". I've heard that voice in my head 1000s of times. I'll tell you 2 things that you already know: 1) Every person walking around hears that same voice. No matter how successful or happy they seem. 2) You and I still have a lifetime in front of us. The past is gone.


Or is it the brevity of life?
I can't give you a pep talk for that but for me, I know that I will live forever. In Heaven. I don't know where you are with that. I also don't know how anyone deals with this issue without an understanding of God and eternity.
 

Hilander

Free Spirit
Staff member
V.I.P.
Don't worry about yesterday because its gone. Live the moment you are in to its fullest. Appreciate what you have and don't worry about the things you can't have.

Sometimes when evening comes I wonder what happened to the day, how did it pass so fast. Sometimes it seems like I just got up when its time to go to bed. The older I get the faster time flies. Nothing we can do about it so don't worry about it. Think this happens to everyone.
 

Impaired

Registered Member
The older I get, the more in the moment I feel I have to live.
 

MainerMikeBrown

Registered Member
I hope that ten years from now when I'm 51 years old, life doesn't go by even faster for me then than it is for me now at the age of 41. That would make it even harder for me to take life one day at a time ten years from now.

That's a scary thought for me, ha, ha.
 

idisrsly

I'm serious
V.I.P.
I remember in school a year felt like the longest thing ever. I definitely feel weeks fly by the older I get as well. The past few years of my life felt like January ran into December, rinse and repeat.
 

asp3

Registered Member
I'm 62 and about to turn 63. I learned about living one day at a time back in my 30's and as I've aged I find myself really enjoying everyday simple things more and more. I find that by paying attention to what is going around me as I'm doing the things I want to do and have to do it brings me joy because there are so many wonderful things to enjoy in the world. Although some times go by and seem to be doing so more quickly other times I'm amazed at how much is packed in the time I'm really paying attention. So I think there is a chance that you can "slow down time" or at least your perception of time.
 
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