oooh this is one i have debated for years with friends, for a number of reasons:
Time seems to go faster when your enjoying yourself - even when you was a child, can't you remember wanting to stay somewhere and having to leave but
feeling like the time had flown by to quickly?
Boredom - time goes sloooooooooow. When you clock watch when your bored and waiting for something, time drags - like when your at work
I figured this, and concentrated on being busy as i could possibly be at work - time flew by and home time came sooner, good for work, good for
Your waiting for something you are looking forward to, say a holida, payday or birthday party ect. Time appear to drag.
When your not looking forward to something that is on your calendar such as a dentist appointment, interview, exams ect. that time comes around
Being at home:
Time appears to go quicker when your watching tv, if there is nothing on you want to watch - its appears to drag.
Goes quick when your on the computer or games console - unless your not the one playing and your only watching or waiting for your turn.
If you fill your day with diffrent things the day appears longer, for example if all you did was get up, laze around and then go back to bed it would
appear a shorter day than if you had gone out and come back again in between. The more things that you do add to how long your day feels, in my
experience. The more different things you do in a week, makes the weeks seem longer, the same with years. Though i hate to admit it, cars probably add
to that aswell. I learnt to drive 5 years ago. I can remember how long the days felt before that when i had to walk and use public transport, the days
seemed a lot longer - i kind of miss it but as i do not live in a town or city it is the most economical way for me to get around, i saved loads of
money once i had a licence. I live in the country so i make the effort to go for a walk at weekends and evenings when i dont have to be somewhere at a
given time. Time is a luxury, i have learnt to appreciate, It is also a gift that costs very little.
[edit on 17-1-2009 by MCoG1980]