19 Feb 21 – Slowing down time
Hope you are well. This week, so I could sound clever, I’ve started listening to podcasts while I’m skwiggling. Everyone is doing them now because the celebs have got no work and it’s either that or Celebrity Dog Grooming/Pottery/Baking, the list is endless. Here’s my version of Celebrity Chase
I apologise for the quality of that drawing, I didn’t want to spend too much time with Davina, yes, that’s Davina, god knows who the other lot are.
This week, I listened to a few podcasts on time management and I’ve come up with this strategy on how to slow time down to get more done. That’s why I’m writing this using my feet, sitting on the roof of my house, wearing a viking helmet. Look.
And it’s working, I’m getting loads done.
Here’s my theory. When you’re picking your nose, for example, your brain isn’t expending much energy. However enjoyable it is, it’s still a routine maintenance job. But, try picking your nose with the sharp horn of a viking’s helmet.
Now your brain is on fire with the danger and novelty of it, and it uses more energy. The more energy it uses the more memories it stores and the longer things seem to have taken.
Let’s throw in some emotion. If you’re having an argument with your wife (which I never do, she reads this) it seems to last forever, especially when the football’s on. Emotions also affect our perception of time, especially fear.
Put these things together and I can slow down time. Because I’ve never sat on a roof, typing with my feet whilst picking my nose with a viking helmet, the energy of my brain is off the scale and as I’m sliding off the roof towards the busy road, fear will make those final memories drag on forever. In the end, I won’t have done more work, but as I lie crumpled on the road, it will seem like I have, and I’ll feel good about myself.
Sorry, bit of a gruesome ending. Maybe podcasts aren’t good for me. There is a less fatal alternative to this that I discovered last Saturday while watching The Masked Singer without drinking enough beer. That was a long night.
My new book ‘Getting More Done in Less Time’ is now available… absolutely nowhere.
That’s it once again.
Just one more thing. Have you noticed strange lockdown things happening to your kids when a bit of fresh air is mentioned?
Have a good weekend.
Take care and all the best,