Waiting for something interesting to happen, such as going to a concert, causes the day to feel longer than normal; it is a lazy day. A boring day at work or school can also be described as a slow day.
A slow day can also mean that nothing special happened during the day and it went by slowly. There was no exciting event to make the day seem faster paced.
In business, a slow day means that no customers visited the store or office suite for any reason. Sometimes this happens because people don't have anything special to buy or sell. Sometimes they are just not in the mood to shop or trade. No matter why it happens, when a business has no sales it is called a slow day.
Slow days can be hard to deal with because there's usually no way of knowing how long they will last. In fact, some people think that if there are no sales every day must be a slow day! The truth is that slow days can last from one hour to several days. They depend on many factors including but not limited to the type of business, the season, etc.
The only thing you can do about slow days is try not to let them affect your self-esteem or cause you to lose hope.
By truly enjoying your first meal of the day, you are setting the tone for the remainder of your day. Consider this: if you hustle first thing in the morning, you'll feel rushed the rest of the day. Begin your day with the aim and purpose of going slowly. Take time to enjoy breakfast and you'll have more energy throughout the day.
Have a slow walk after dinner, too. Research shows that people who eat fast food tend to eat faster-eating speeds increase their risk of obesity and diabetes. So the next time you're in the drive-through, make sure you eat at a reasonable speed!
If you want to start slowly, don't worry about what else is for breakfast. Just pour yourself a cup of coffee or hot tea and relax with the newspaper or magazine while you drink it. Soon, you'll be ready to face the world.
When you're in a flow state, when you're working very effectively and your mind is captivated with the task at hand, time seems to fly by. When you are anticipating, waiting for, or fearing something, time seems to move more slowly. The speed at which time passes depends on how engaged you are in what you are doing.
Some people call this being in the "zone". It's a state of intense focus, complete immersion in an activity, where nothing else matters except what you are doing at that moment.
In this state, it can be hard to understand why certain days feel faster than others. But remember that engagement comes in degrees, from most passive to least active. A completely disengaged person will find it difficult to stay focused on one thing for long; while someone who is fully engaged could spend hours sitting in a meeting without feeling tired. The more actively you engage with life, the more rapidly time will pass during those periods.
So, the next time you find yourself wondering why certain days felt rushed while others didn't, just remember that even when you're not "in the zone", time still moves at its normal pace. The only difference is that on days when you're less engaged, you experience more moments of time per day. That's it!