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  • Writer's pictureCatherine Norton


The hour a teenager spends in detention is an eternity.

Sending a text and waiting for a reply can seem like an eternity.

These are facts.

Time is relative to our frame of reference (Einstein) and emotional state (me). This means we have the means to control our experience of time.

So why not expand time within moments of joy? We can do this by consciously choosing to be fully present (i.e., not thinking about the past, future, or where we'd rather be) and saturate our senses in the full experience of being right here in the now.

A tip for youngsters who find themselves in detention - doodling and daydreaming are excellent forms of meditation. It's only a punishment if we think it is.

Time spent with ourselves is never lost.

Image courtesy of the Canva pro media library.

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