When you are doing
something that you enjoy or that gives you satisfaction because you are
providing a service to others time usually goes by quite quickly. First responders
have reported that some days a shift just zoomed by, even if their duties often
involved sadness. Children playing a game they absolutely love—in person or
electronically—may lose all sense of the passing of time and be stunned, if not
outright upset, when it is time for meals or bedtime. Although you may not have
control over the environment or over every task you must do, attempting to
approach it with joy and satisfaction may help the time pass more quickly.
Hating what you must do likely will make time seem like it is creeping by and the
shift or tasks will never be over. This may be a good time to work on one’s
mindset. Aim for a positive, can-do mindset. While it may not speed up time, I may
not slow it down, either.