Is there anyone who watches a clock more intently than a student? Why is it so difficult for us to sit still and listen? Everyone watches the clock at one time or another, for a variety of reasons. We are in such a hurry that we forget to make the most of the moment.
So, let’s stop watching the clock one day this weekend. Pick your least busy day, and hide the clocks. This may be extremely difficult for some of us to accomplish, as we decorate each room in the house with one. All of our electronic devices come with them now. Analog or digital, they are everywhere. If you are over the age of 40 and you take off your glasses, it may be easier for you to avoid clocks because you won’t be able to focus across the room.
Now that you’re not watching the clock, what will you do? Focus on your internal rhythms. Follow your usual routine, minus the obsessive clock-watching. You might actually begin to relax and enjoy the moment! If you simply must know what time of day it is, go outside and observe the position of the sun. Hopefully it isn’t cloudy.