21D2H – Now Is The Time

Saturday flew by. It was one of those days that feels like it was shorter then the rest of the week. In fact, I’m sure there’s been some extensive research done by the Happynesshub, to prove that some days of the year are actually 8 hours shorter than the rest. Surely that’s a well known fact Catherine?

During the day, I was focussing so hard on being present, I started to forget my own concept of time. I realised that I tend to think everything through in blocks of time – i.e., how long will this conversation take – can you give me the nutshell…? If I watch half an episode of House Of Cards, can I still write that email by 2pm? What’s the quickest route to get to the shops, taking into account roadworks, the weather fluctuations and the impact of the Jupiter descending in a Pisces moon?

So yesterday I tried not to do that – I went to see some fantastic friends for lunch. When I arrived at lunchtime we talked about what we would have for dinner, which threw my internal time clock – was I too early for dinner ? How many hours away is that? Casually trying to look unphased whilst reaching for the kitchen worktop to support myself, I started to mentally calculate the blocks of time in between me and dinner. I caught myself and remembered to give myself time to be in the present. Which worked. I had the nicest day with my friends, we put the world to rights 15 times over and the day just flew by. By the time I got home it was bedtime and I honestly couldn’t tell you where the day had gone, it had been so much fun.

What I can tell you though, was that it was beef stew for dinner. It was absolutely lovely.

By |2017-01-13T13:50:05+00:00April 18th, 2016|3 Comments

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“Hi I’m Paul. I’m currently juggling being an actor and TV Producer from London. I can also juggle. I’ve been dipping into the Happynesshub since it launched this year and now really looking forward to the opportunity to see how it can make a difference on a daily basis. Bring on the 21 days :-)”


  1. TimD April 19, 2016 at 11:12 am - Reply

    Loving the picture – when is it time for happiness – NOW! Loving your blog as always Paul.

  2. Karen Waterman April 21, 2016 at 8:14 am - Reply

    Hi Paul

    This is so true – especially for me, as I know I like to plan but I also get as much out of the days where I just go with the flow. Initially this is hard for me as I always have to think ahead at work. I find listening to some cheesy pop music helps get me in the now zone!!

  3. TimF April 22, 2016 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    So true – it’s so easy to be thinking about what’s going to happen that we don’t make the most of now. It’s fantastic that you had such a good day.

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