Time Perspective

Today, I’m going to be talking about time. Specifically, I’ll be looking at how people think about time, and how these time perspectives structure our lives. According to social psychologists, there are six ways of thinking about time, which are called personal time zones.

The first two are based in the past. Past positive thinkers spend most of their time in a state of nostalgia, fondly remembering moments such as birthdays, marriages, and important achievements in their life. These are the kinds of people who keep family records, books, and photo albums. People living in the past Q31 negative time zone are also absorbed by earlier times, but they focus on all the bad things – regrets, failures, and poor decisions. They spend a lot of time thinking about how life could have been.

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