Today I saw this amazing watch advertised on Twitter. I just love it. Rather than having two hands and showing 12 hours it has just one hand and shows all 24.
Noah my 3 year old is currently really interested in learning to tell the time so he is asking what time it is a lot! It has actually been making me think how complicated the 12 hour clock is! He asks and I could say it is 25 to, or it could be 35 past or it could be 5 and 20 to. Just so many options!
Aside from being a really simple way to tell the time of day I think this watch might really alter our perspective on the day.
Most of us rush through our days and the hours fly by. For some, who spend a lot of time on their own days must pass slowly. Either way time can become distorted and we can fail to see the bigger picture and to fit in everything we want to do.
I think this 24 hour clock may mean that we have more perspective on our day and that in turn this could reduce anxiety. Running out of time causes many of us stress and those of us who worry about time look at the clock or our watches often. I have stopped wearing a watch for that very reason.
By seeing where we are in the 24 hours of the day we would be in tune with the reality of time. We would be seeing the bigger picture. Seeing the bigger picture often helps us to make better decisions. Decisions about time management are fundamental to productive days and doing this is in a way that keeps us calm and on top of things is a real skill.
Mindfulness teaches us that taking our time really is the most efficient way. If we are clear headed and calm we make less mistakes, we are more decisive and we waste less time. So viewing time in a way that allows us to stay calm really would be beneficial, and in my view a lot more compatible with mindfulness!
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