If you are starting to get a few years under your belt, you will know exactly what we are talking about. Each decade seems to go by a little quicker than the last. At first it sneaks up on you a little bit. You wake up one day in your thirties or forties and wonder where the last 10 years have gone, and by the time you figure it out another 10 has slipped by with no sign of slowing down.
As always, our children can teach us a lot. A child's life is filled with new experiences on a daily basis. So much is new and they are constantly doing things for the first time, and figuring it all out as they go. They live a life of limitless energy and curiosity. Every day is a new adventure, and their brains are fully engaged and saving all in its memory banks.
As we get older, we often fall into a daily routine. Our brain knows the drill and we spend much of our day on autopilot. Our memories are closely tied to our emotions. Our strongest memories often have the most emotion attached to them. When we do something for the 400th time, there is not usually much emotion attached so our memories don't pack a lot of punch, and suddenly 10 years has gone by and we have spent most of it on autopilot.
Moral of the story: Make a habit of trying new things and make life an adventure again.
When is the LAST time you did something for the FIRST time?
What hobby or skill have you always wanted to learn?
What is a new restaurant you could try?
Where can you go on vacation that you have never been before?
Just have fun.