Because our perception of time is affected by our experiences - new experiences create more impressions and so time feels longer - we can slow time down by paying attention and doing new or different things. Things that make us notice.
Have you ever noticed how months of monotony can fly by when you look back, yet a 2 week holiday can seem like ages? This is because in the 2 week break you are likely do new/unfamiliar things, creating multiple new impressions in your memory. Looking back, this seems longer than months of the same, which blurs into one indiscriminate memory.
The cool thing is, it doesn't take a holiday to do this (although holidays are ALWAYS good).
Taking a different route to work and ordering from a different cafe will work just fine to interrupt you from auto-pilot, causing you to pay attention, to notice and create new memories.
Latest From The Blog
This month there are two awesome posts on the blog:
First up is a look at osteoarthritis (arthritis).
Lots of people have the wrong idea about OA. They think it is the result of "wear and tear" due to use. Yes, it is a degenarative condition, but there is much more to it than that. Have a read and leave your thoughts here:
Next up is another through provoking post looking at whether we need to exercise to be healthy.
Exercise can improve our health in many ways, but is it a necessity? What happens if you can't or don't like exercise?
Check it out here:
Updates From The Clinic
We have a big focus on improving the understanding and treatment of pain, so this month we ordered a 'Graded Motor Imagery' pack. Included was a mirror box, a handbook, some flashcards and a subscription to online software.
This will allow better treatment of people with chronic and neuropathic pain by using techniques that help the brain improve it's image of the affect body part.
Without boring you, it's pretty cutting edge stuff that has both research and clinical evidence supporting it.
Until next time, stay healthy.
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